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Hi Everyone

Pearsons seem to be a solid boat for cruising at a great price. I am looking at a 365 Ketch, 367 cutter, 39-2 or a 424 to cruise long term and live aboard. I am asking all the owners that have a pearson if these boats are good for this purpose. What are the drawbacks with each that you have experienced. My goal to to sail the Bahamas then bounce don to Grenada, across to the ABC islands and then the SAN Blas. From there hop off to the Pacific, Galapagos and further. Can these boats handle the rigors of Ocean sailing? I have been focused toward the 39-2 for the room of a larger boat and of course the speed to log those miles each day. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thank You
Sonny.
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Steering System, Hull Structure / Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on July 04, 2020, 02:30:37 PM »
if you happen to know anyone with one, a 3D printer would do the trick I imagine :)

Be sure to use ABS, not PLA, for this.  PLA just isn't tough enough.

If you use a 3d printer that can go to high enough temperature (~400), you could use Nylon.
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Engine and Drive Train / Re: V-Drive question
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on July 04, 2020, 02:26:55 PM »
I can confirm that the P323's Atomic-4 V-drive reduction is 2:1.  Doesn't help you with the diesel though.
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Steering System, Hull Structure / Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Last post by Last Resort on July 03, 2020, 08:25:25 PM »
Good luck and let us know how you make out!!!  and maybe how much your brother might want for pairs in the future for any else looking for them :)
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Engine and Drive Train / Re: V-Drive question
« Last post by admin on July 03, 2020, 02:35:51 PM »
Of course I would check the serial number plate as recommended.  But here is what I have found from Pearson Yachts specs:

23HP 2-cylinder Volvo MD 11C Diesel Engine and 1.91:1 reduction gear in V-drive
-- OR --
30HP 4-cylinder Unversal Atomic 4 Gasoline Engine and 2:1 reduction gear in V-drive

P323 Specifications

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Packet 18 / Re: Packet banner photo + home page link
« Last post by m_boone on July 03, 2020, 10:32:28 AM »
Beauty!
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Packet 18 / Packet banner photo + home page link
« Last post by admin on July 03, 2020, 09:48:32 AM »
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Has anyone modified the backstay in such as way so as to keep it from encroaching in the space directly above the helm seat?  It's quite uncomfortable to sit right in the middle of the helm seat.  I have to sit on either side of the backstay.
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Steering System, Hull Structure / Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Last post by T_schlueter on July 03, 2020, 07:24:50 AM »
Excellent idea!  My brother-in-law loves tinkering with his printer.  I'll hit him up.  Buying them is a "last resort!" ha  Spanish Lake, eh!  My family was stranded there when our sailboat engine conked out around 45 years ago.  My brothers and I met this cute little local girl there.  Great times.  Nice place to get stranded.
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Steering System, Hull Structure / Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Last post by Last Resort on July 02, 2020, 11:09:56 PM »
if you happen to know anyone with one, a 3D printer would do the trick I imagine :)
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