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Old 02-02-2008, 21:10   #1
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Aloha all,

I've just joined your forum and find it full of good people and information.

I'm a new Pearson Triton owner who grew up sailing on smaller craft, including sunfish, Coronado 15 and my family's Dark Harbor 17. The Triton seems big by comparison.

I look forward to chatting with you all.

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Old 02-02-2008, 21:25   #2
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:07   #3
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Greetings from an Australian in France.

I am interested on advice on cruising with small children as I am planning a 1 year sabatical to cruise between Australia and Tahiti.

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:03   #4
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Aloha and welcome to all three of you. For those that haven't, may I suggest adding some information to your profile (click on PROFILE top right in the blue banner menu, then select 'edit profile' from the list on the left). By providing a bit of information about yourself - location, boat, plans, etc - those who ask questions will get more germane and better responses.

Also, may I suggest that you create your OWN "introduction" thread. By adding on to Mahana's, you may be lost without any responses. John - you may want to post your question in the thread: Cruising with Children . http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f49/

Good luck to you all, and again, welcome.
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The Pearson Triton 28 is a seaworthy pocket cruiser. I used to own a Pearson Renegade 27, also a seaworthy older Pearson design. Those early Pearsons were built like tanks.

I believe that a Triton named Atom was sailed around the world - I have seen articles on the adventure in old cruising magazines. Those stories inspired me to start sailing offshore.

My Pearson Renegade is the only boat that I have had that I sold for more money than I paid for it. May you be so fortunate as you sail on the ocean of your dreams.
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Old 03-02-2008, 14:29   #6
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Aloha David of Volcano,
Welcome aboard! Did you buy the Triton located in Reeds Bay? Was it sailed over by Debby Weeks?
I don't know if you've found our club yet but if you haven't then Na Hoa Holomoku of Hawaii Yacht Club will at least let you know what we're about. You might already know that our club has 3 boats in Reeds Bay and an area where you can store your dinghy at Kuhio Kalanianaole Park.
Enjoying the rain?
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Old 03-02-2008, 15:50   #7
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Mahalo

Thanks for the greetings,

Dave- I looked up the Renegade and realized that it is the boat I should sail if I ever want to know the true difference between a full and fin keel. It looks like a Triton in so many ways.

SkiprJohn- Yes, I purchased Debbie’s Patience. It is the one with the ladder up the mast. I filled out an application for Na Hoa Holomoku earlier this weekend. It looks like a good group.

Now if only we had a weekend with less than 10” of rain.
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The club has two full keel International Folkboats and we can take you out for a comparison test anytime you like.
Our Commodore lives in Volcano and our Newsletter Editors live in Volcano. Debbie gave a slide presentation on her prep and sail over from the mainland. She did a good job.
Hope to meet you soon.
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Old 04-02-2008, 00:15   #9
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Full keel, handsome boat!

Thanks SkiprJohn,

I'd love to take you up on the offer to crew on a folkboat- I enjoy paddling by Cheers on my way to Ka'apeha.

In time, maybe I'll understand why so many sailors live in Volcano.

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Welcome Mahana . parden me ..is the triton a mono ? I dont know it. I should do a bit of reasearch but I dont have time tonight . enjoy and welcome again,,,
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Welcome Mahana . parden me ..is the triton a mono ?,,,
Yes. You'll find lots of chat about it on US web sites.

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