Excited to have just signed a purchase
agreement for a Pearson
323 in Ft. Myers, FL! I'm confident she'll pass my personal inspection
, and want to line up a surveyor
, specifically one that is familiar with Pearsons and/or encapsulated ballast. She's been well looked after, but my one worry is that water
intrusion in the keel
from groundings on the shallow Gulf Coast
may have caused the ballast to separate from its containment (only worried because research
reveals this to have been a problem on a very few encapsulated lead ballast boats). I don't know of any way to check this during personal inspection
, unlike with the bolts of bolt-on keels.
A search of CF history
reveals one name, RD Shelley, but if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Thanks!