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Got this email today. Help needed as I have been bugging the author to do a 323 story for a while

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cid:UHJlc3NHYW5nMjAxNC5naWY$438971538$473118@goodoldboatOwners' feedback on the Pearson 323

We are looking for input from current and former owners of the Pearson 323 for an upcoming boat review. Do you own, or have you owned, a Pearson 323? Perhaps you know someone who owns or has owned one? (If so, please forward this message!)

Please send your comments to Dan Spurr at: danspurr@aol.com by July 19 and be sure to include the year/model of your particular boat.

Specifically, Dan wants to know about:
· sailing characteristics (good and bad)
· build quality (issues and accolades)
· what you like most about the boat
· what you like least about the boat
· specific problems you’ve had with this boat (such as leaky hull/deck joint)
· advice you would give to someone considering buying this boat

Thanks for sharing your experience with "the rest of us.” We’re eager to hear from you!

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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 02:58:39 PM »
I already sent my glowing review in.
I am glad they are finally looking at our boat.
For those of you who don't know GOB, it is a wonderful publication.  A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 02:41:53 PM »
This is what I sent Good Old Boat about what I thought...If your sail's are balanced the boat about sail's itself.  No need to turn on auto, just tighten wheel brake.  Does well in 2 to 4 foot sea's and 15 to 20 knot winds put in your first reef no problem getting to hull speed.  This boat is very sea kindly.  It is made with a heavy fiberglass hull and is solid as a rock.  The favorite thing about this boat is the dining table lifting up and out of the way and the least favorite is no room around the motor to work on it or service.  I have had this boat since 2013, no major problems but I do keep up with regular maintenance.  The only advice I have for a new owner is don't have a job where you have to work alot of hours because you will want to be out sailing her...  Dick Martin     Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 04:33:38 PM »
I sent in a lengthly response. 
@(^.^)@  Ed
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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 09:06:34 PM »
When is the issue with the review coming out?

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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 02:22:50 PM »
Just saw where the Pearson 323 will be in the November edition of Good Old Boat.

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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 09:24:47 AM »
Hi my name is Ken, I sail on lake Erie out of Sandusky Ohio. It was my Pearson 323 in the Good Old Boat magazine. I hope you all are happy with my work representing this great boat

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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 06:38:34 PM »
Well I may have to order it from "back issues" when it becomes available, since I am not a subscriber.

While looking over their site I found an index to many of their articles online, and there are some good ones:

http://www.goodoldboat.com/reader_services/articles/index.php
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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 09:45:06 AM »
If anyone has the review, please post.

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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 05:06:04 PM »


I downloaded the review but I don't want to post due to copyright - but I did include a couple of screenshots.

In my opinion it was more or less just a detailed walkthrough of the boat.  It includes a lot of detail about the boats "pieces and parts". Only one paragraph (or perhaps sentence) was written on its sailing characteristics where it did a pay complement to sailing well when reaching and running, which the author seemed to find surprising. 

Many of the owners comments they published seemed a bit negative except a couple that said it was solidly built. Their retail price estimates seemed off at 11K-16K - I found YachtWorld's average asking price over 22K in a recent search.

I found it a little strange that a follow-on article compared the P323 design and performance to two IOR designed boats, as if it was a racing design. A quick look at the keel profiles will show quite different boats. From what I have read Bill Shaw said the design was contemporary cruising without regard to IOR rules.

It did have several complements for the boat:
  • Deck is pure simplicity and functionality
  • The 323 hull looks sleek and powerful
  • Can get up and go on a reach
  • The rig is simple and powerful and easily handled
  • Sidedecks are wide with elevated toerail
  • Has aged quite well compared to its contemporaries
  • One they missed: Stiff hull reinforced with longitudinal stringers



 
Hi my name is Ken, I sail on lake Erie out of Sandusky Ohio. It was my Pearson 323 in the Good Old Boat magazine. I hope you all are happy with my work representing this great boat
Ken - nice work, your boat is looking ship-shape!
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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 05:18:25 PM »
LoL. Good Old Boat is a rag.  Other than a non issue of affecting re-sale value who cares what GOB says.
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Re: Good old boat needs your input for magazine story of our beloved 323
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2017, 01:54:13 PM »
LoL. Good Old Boat is a rag.  Other than a non issue of affecting re-sale value who cares what GOB says.

AMEN!!!