Hello and welcome to the forum. See you picked a good brand of boat but maybe I'm prejudiced. Bought my Pearson
in NY in early 2009, live on board in New England
for almost a year and left end Sept '09 from Essex CT for FL. Currently in my third year of refitting the boat and hope to be launching in a couple of months.
One thing I have seen on my boat and a lot of other Pearson is corrosion
at the base of the mast
. Seems like many models had a steel mast
step in the bilge
which causes the Al to corrode. I had to cut away 3" off the bottom of mine. Saw three other Pearsons at the yard where I hauled doing the same thing. Might want to look at the bottom of your mast just to see.