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Looking at a '85 Pearson 385

Discussion in 'Pearson' started by BobHorn, Aug 30, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. BobHorn

    BobHorn

    Joined Apr 10, 2017
    7 posts, 0 likes
    Seidelman 37
    US Montgomery, TX Kemah, TX
    Are there any issues specific to that boat that I need to look at?

    Thanks,

    Bob
     


  2. Ted

    Ted

    Joined Jan 26, 2005
    906 posts, 84 likes
    C&C 110
    US Bay Shore, Long Island, NY
    I believe that the bilge design of the Pearson 385 is similar to that of the 365 which I am familiar with. The bilge extends to the very bottom of the keel which can make a hard grounding more troublesome than the grounding itself. The hollow area can be damaged in a grounding causing a leak or worse. Inspect that area carefully. If the boat is launched with a travel lift, or when it is supported while on the hard, make sure the slings or blocking are not in the bilge area. The laminate is too thin to support that much weight without causing damage.
     


  3. BobHorn

    BobHorn

    Joined Apr 10, 2017
    7 posts, 0 likes
    Seidelman 37
    US Montgomery, TX Kemah, TX
    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind,

    Bob
     



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