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Old 03-07-2014, 10:22   #1
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Pearson Vanguard

Have an Alberg 30. Looking at a Pearson Vanguard. Seems to be just a slightly (2'6") longer version of same design. Also about 9" more beam. Does anyone have any experience with the Vanguard? What does it sail like? Overall quality (or not)? Any info would be gratefully received.

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Re: Pearson Vanguard

I had a vanguard for several years. I loved her. Seemed really well built, too. I'm a big fan of Phil Rhodes, that's why for my next boat I basically got a bigger vanguard, the Rhodes Reliant.

Some folks have had some deck core problems, like all boats of that vintage where owners improperly installed hardware, some folks have replaced the mast step that bridges between the two bulkheads that take the mast compression.

She's a pretty slow boat with tiny waterline length (22'?) and waaaaaay less creature comforts possible in the tiny cabin than a more modern boat, but she's a lot of fun to sail. Very very tender at first but once she hunkers down to 20 degrees of heel she feels pretty stiff. We had lots of fun w/ her in Narragansett Bay.

Aesthetically I'm not super into the large cabin trunk and giant windows.
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