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Old 22-07-2010, 18:33   #1
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Pearson p35 or 365

I have an additional question. I plan on keeping a boat near Ft. Myers, Fl and cruise the keys. the Pearson 365 has a 4'6 fixed keel, while the P35 has a 3'9 with a centerboard. Would that make much of a difference in that area? Is the 365 a "better" boat?
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Old 22-07-2010, 19:01   #2
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funny u should ask that ? i m in the process of purchasing a 365 - subject 2 survey of course - and will b keeing it in southern florida. in my humble opinion - and it is humble - i like the fixed keel better - that is why i opted 4 that 1. i m sure u will get lots of comments on it - will enjoy watching.
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Thanks. Also in cold Minnesota.......Minneapolis....where did you find your 365?
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cruising keys, lest draft the better. no opinion on boats beyond that.
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The P365 appears to be more like 5' draft. I think 4'6" is being very optimistic (no water, no fuel, no people, etc)
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Can anyone tell me what design the keel and rudder are on 1980 P365 Sloop?

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The P-35s are nice boats. Huge cockpit, so you may need extra drains if going offshore. The other drawback is no quarterberth. But otherwise they are nice boats that sail well in all conditions. I expect that a 35 will be somewhat faster than the 365.
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Can anyone tell me what design the keel and rudder are on 1980 P365 Sloop?

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Yep. A very long fin keel (or long keel with cutaway forefoot, if you prefer). Low-aspect rudder on a full, heavy skeg.

Built like a brick outhouse, and with similar sailing qualities.

The P365 has no accomodation whatsoever aft of the companionway, so has quite small accomodation (just a tight v-berth and main saloon) for its length but enormous deck storage. Has a very nice heads compartment with separate shower, unusual in this size. Excellent side-facing nav table. Horrible engine access (engine mounted backwards below companionway, driving through v-drive). Very strong and immensely seaworthy. Very, very slow.
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Yep. A very long fin keel (or long keel with cutaway forefoot, if you prefer). Low-aspect rudder on a full, heavy skeg.

Built like a brick outhouse, and with similar sailing qualities.

The P365 has no accomodation whatsoever aft of the companionway, so has quite small accomodation (just a tight v-berth and main saloon) for its length but enormous deck storage. Has a very nice heads compartment with separate shower, unusual in this size. Excellent side-facing nav table. Horrible engine access (engine mounted backwards below companionway, driving through v-drive). Very strong and immensely seaworthy. Very, very slow.
Other things aside, is the v-drive likely to be a liability due to poor engine access? I was told by someone with the v-drive installed that they are very tricky to get everything lined up so that the engine operates smoothly with no unnecessary wear. More simply put: would one be better off staying away from it?

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