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Old 05-07-2010, 20:47   #1
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Skipper Dan from WI

I just bought Pearson Triton. I have a Clipper Marine that I am going through to do some practicing on. Both sailing and restoration. I hope to be sailing in the Great Lakes next year. If anyone in the area needs and extra mate for the weekend let me know. Have plane will fly.

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Old 05-07-2010, 20:54   #2
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Hello Dan and welcome to the forum.

Like your choice of boats but I may be prejudiced.

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Old 05-07-2010, 23:03   #3
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Skip I have you near La Crosse FL. Do you have a pool? your lat lon was missing a couple of numbers. 29° 49' --.16" N 82° 25' --.82" W

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Old 06-07-2010, 05:40   #4
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Hi Dan,

You got the numbers right. Instead of degrees, minutes and seconds I am using degrees, minutes and tenths/hundredths of minutes.

29° 49.16’ N
82° 25.82’ W

Which does indeed put me near La Crosse FL (no connection with La Crosse WI which I have visited a couple of times). Coincidentally I am also about 6 miles from the Hunter Boat factory in Alachua FL.

No, don't have a pool. just a few acres in the woods close to home. Bought my Pearson last year in NY understanding it had been neglected and needed a lot of TLC. Brought it down the ICW in Oct and moored in Green Cove Springs for a couple of months. Quickly realized that driving over an hour one way to the boat would really slow down the overhaul so had the boat hauled out the woods 15 minutes from home.

One thing I have seen in a number of Pearsons you might want to check. Seems like they used a mild steel plate for the mast step. Not familiar with the Triton but if your mast is keel stepped you should look at the base of the mast. The Al mast creates a galvanic reaction with the steel plate and eats away the bottom of the mast. I am cutting off about 2" of the mast and replacing the step with a composite fitting set up 2" higher to compensate for the lost length.

What kind of plane? I see a lot of sailors that are also pilots.

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I have a couple, a Taylorcraft which is a two seat low and slow type of plane (Champ). Also a Bellanca Viking, High fast retractable type. I also own a Cardinal with another guy that I am rebuilding.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Can't go wrong with planes and boats. Good to have you here participating.
Tritons are a great design and and good cruisers. There have been several sailing from the west coast and pulling in here in the last couple years.
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