Pro's and cons are a bit subjective. The Vanguard is a heavy long keeled boat. Is that a pro or a con? For blue water
its probably a pro.
You should check its capsize
ratio and angle of vanishing stability. I'm pretty sure this is a boat that is sure to right herself after a knockdown or capsize
like most boats of the era but they don't bounce around. Pro?
Short waterline for a 32' boat. Con? Less interior
room as a result too.
Deck's often need re-coring (balsa & age). Ok, definitely a Con.
Not a fast light wind
boat.. but that's not what you're looking for right?
Most the Vanguard owners I've talked to prefer the tiller version.
"By modern standards, this boat is tender
, putting the rail down when whitecaps fly, but by 1960 standards, today's boats are unduly stiff. The hull
form that makes the Vanguard tender also makes it seakindly, and we moved through powerboat chop without fuss. Several of these boats have made long ocean passages and at least one circumnavigation
, so they are proven in rough water."
I think it would be really rare to find osmosis
on these boats as their fiberglass
was thick and generously resin'd.
[QUOTE=Acedude;718691]Can anyone give me a pros and cons list for the 1967 pearson
What I am looking for is more along the lines of seaworthiness, as well as the ability to be sailed in blue (and possibly green, you never know) water and if anyone has any suggestions on upgrades or improvements.