Hello to all.
I just found this forum a few hours ago and wish i would have found it a few years ago. About 2 years ago my wife and i bought a neglicted 1972 Pearson
36 to live on. Now 2 years later, we have moved off and will be hauling it out for a MAJOR refit
. Im expecting to have the boat on the hard
for at least 2 years, maybe longer depending on how much we redo.
Im 23 years old and hadnt sailed one bit untill we bought the Pearson
, my wife had never even been on a boat bigger than 23'. I grew up boating
on a 23' cabin
crusier, but never did my family
do sailboats. Im not 100% sure where i got to idea to live aboard and crusie a sailboat, but it has been a plan of mine for years. Back when i was 16 i almost bought a Catalina
25 to live on and cruise
the east coast
, but the owner backed out at the last minute.
I ended up getting married and haveing a kid, now 2-1/2 years old. Our little girl was 9months when we moved aboard the Pearson. For our frist few weeks on the boat we lived at anchor
since no marina would allow us in with out a motor
, oh yea forgot to say, the pearson doesnt have a motor
. Well we build a bracket for an outboard
and got into a marina. Spent 2 weeks at the frist marina(mostly installing said bracket and outboard
.). Left there for another marina that i was going to get work at and stayed with them for 3 weeks untill they told me they wernt going to hire me. Back to the frist marina for a few more months untill they shut down. We then went to another marina in Charleston and had a ton of trouble with them(not going to get into that now). After the trouble there we hit the anchors on May 31, 2007. Since then we have moved off the boat since it is hard for us with 2 kids(oh yea, we had a son in January 2007). Right now we are living with my grandparents looking forward to spending the next few years rebuilding the boat wile it sets in the backyard and saving for the cruising kitty.
That link is pictures of our boat. They are in no order, but pretty much every picture we have taken of the boat since getting it.