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Old 19-10-2005, 22:25   #1
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How about this one?

Heading back to San Diego this weekend with this in mind, thanks for the experience and knowledge...

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Old 19-10-2005, 22:43   #2
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Just an opinion, but looks like a good choice.

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Old 20-10-2005, 02:23   #3
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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.

The price 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.

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Old 21-10-2005, 16:05   #4

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Thumbs up Nothing but good...

I know a couple of Pearson owners and I've heard nothing but good things....
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