Wanna, there has been an owner's group on-line for the Pearson 365
and you might find much helpful info there. This model was part of a design family
drawn up by Bill Shaw and built by Pearson
from the mid-70's into the early 80's and included the 323, 365, 424 and 530.
is quite low, doubly so for SoCal boats - 365's typically list for around $50K - so there are probably some issues with the boat. 365's are undercanvassed for SoCal waters with their light winds but these boats were intended for cruising while sailing in areas with trade
winds: note e.g. the large tankage, large cockpit
, sit-down chart table, multiple cabin
hatches and U-shaped galley
. It is one of the few boats in this size with a functional, separate stand-up shower
stall. The ketch
rig isn't really necessary on this model and clutters the cockpit
some; the boat will not be good to windward due to the wide sheeting angle, ketch
rig, shallow keel
, and beamy hull
Re: the mechanicals, don't overlook that the engine
is coupled to a V-drive from Walter, which has a finite lifespan and may now be quite tired.