Hi, first post
I have a small trailer boat and I am looking at upsizing to something I can keep in the marina and walk on walk off so to speak. Locally there is a 1973 Pearson
39 for sale
which has caught my eye. Its old, but it has good bones and new rigging
and everything works etc. I would not buy it without a survey
so don't worry about that.
I have looked online and there is info out there but not a lot on the Pearson
39. I have found the owners website and lots of other links etc but not a lot of peoples personal experiences with the boats.
What I am really after is comments or info from people that own or have owned a Pearson 39 as to the boats faults, issues, problems, things to watch out for etc. I would also love the good side of things as well. I really just want to know if this is a good type of boat and also what to watch out for when I inspect it and negotiate.
Where I am the waters can be shallow in places and the idea of the centreboard that lowers appeals to me. My current
boat draws 1.48 metres (4.8ft) board down which is similar to the Pearson 39 with the board up.
What I plan to do is coastal sailing the Eastern side of Australia
and maybe once confident some trips further afield such as Lord Howe Island with my family
anyway I hope some of you can help.