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Old 08-09-2016, 07:34   #1
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Buying First Cruiser new and about to buy a pearson 28 with a universal diesel..planning on a cruise to bahamas and eastern seaboard from the Tennessee river..any info and help would be appreciated
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:57   #2
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Welcome to CF Doug. Of all our boats I think our Pearson was my favorite! Congrats and post pictures!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Doug.
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Doug, Welcome to the community. Keep us posted with your questions and adventures.
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Our previous boat was a Pearson 28. Tiller, a 10 hp single cylinder Bukh raw water cooled diesel, 204 phrf, 6 gallon tank if I remember correctly (filled it up once in 3 years, sailed on and off the mooring every weekend April-October). Never did any repairs on that boat; only thing that ever went wrong in the 3 years of ownership was a battery had to be replaced (so I added a little 15 watt solar as a maintainer). Was bare bones but totally wonderful. Slow, a bit crowded, but was good to us.
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I think the Universal is a Kubota based engine. Great little engines too.
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Hey there! We just brought our Aloha 34 down to the coast via the Tennesee-Tombigbee river. We left out of Knoxville. Where at on the TN river is your boat?

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