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25TH ANNIVERSARY BROCHURE
(every model from 1956-1981)


PEARSON PETREL (12')
PEARSON HAWK (16')*
PEARSON TIGER CAT (17')
PEARSON PACKET (18')
PEARSON RESOLUTE (19')
PEARSON ENSIGN (22')
PEARSON ELECTRA (22.5')*
PEARSON 23 SLOOP
PEARSON 23C CATBOAT
PEARSON 24
PEARSON LARK (24')
PEARSON ARIEL (26')
PEARSON COMMANDER*
PEARSON 26
PEARSON RENEGADE (27')
PEARSON 27
PEARSON TRITONS 1984
PEARSON TRITON (28') 1959-1966*
PEARSON 28, 1975-1982
PEARSON 28, 1985-1989
PEARSON POWERBOATS
PEARSON WANDERER (30')
PEARSON COASTER (30')
PEARSON 30
PEARSON 300
PEARSON 303
PEARSON 31
PEARSON 32
PEARSON 323
PEARSON VANGUARD (32')
PEARSON 10M (33')
PEARSON 34
PEARSON ALBERG (35')*
PEARSON 35
PEARSON 36
PEARSON 365
PEARSON 37
PEARSON INVICTA (38')
1997 PEARSON 38
PEARSON 385
PEARSON 386
PEARSON 39
PEARSON 390
PEARSON 40
PEARSON RHODES 41
PEARSON 422
PEARSON 424
PEARSON 43
PEARSON 530
OTHER PEARSON SITES

* Carl Alberg's Designs

The majority of the photo's below were contributed by members of the Pearson Mailing List. You can have your Pearson's photograph(s) added to this page just by sending them to me at the email address above.

Please note that I have set a spam trap into the email addresses to mess up any email address harvesting robots that might visit this site ("Remember, just because your paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you").


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PEARSON PETREL (12')

Don Thomas (procyon"at"islc.net) writes: The designer of the Pearson Petrel was Bill Tritt. Interesting article on Tritt in the latest issue of Professional Boatbuilder magazine. Turns out Tritt was involved in much of the earliest fiberglass work including car bodies before the Corvette. The article is an exerpt from Dan Spur's upcoming book on the history of early fiberglass boatbuilding. Hey Ron- Petrel was 12'1" long...open cat boat. According to brochure it is "a salty 12 footer retains all the traditional beauty of line and sail rig of the old New England cat rigged centerboard dinghy...but with one difference...fiberglass". See the 25TH ANNIVERSARY BROCHURE for a photograph.

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PEARSON HAWK (16')

1962 Hawk Alberg Designed family day-sailer 16'-4" x 6'-0" x 0'-6" (3'-7"). Pearson Wrote: "Frisky centerboard day-sailer with modern straight sheet and reverse transom. Roomy cuddy cabin. Large comfortable cockpit. A priced-right, quality boat. Custom trailer available." The preceeding text and low resolution drawing is from a 1962 Ariel brochure. If you have any better information or Photo's I'd love to add them here.

Judy Clarke (BellBuoy8"at"aol.com) wrote: I have a 1963 17' Pearson Hawk. See the attached brochure. Have never seen another. Any there? I would love to hear from another Hawk owner. I now also have My Venture of Newport. It is new, at the age of 27 yrs. Compared to the Hawk 38! http://geocities.com/venturenewport/MyCall

From: "Candido, Sam" , Subject: More on the Pearson hawk. 1964 Hawk. Hull is solid fiberglass. I removed some thru hulls and found it to be 1/2" thick glass in the stem and stern, about 1/16" less over the rest of the hull. The foredeck is cored as is the cabin top. About 3/4" thick core with a 1/8" glass/gel over the core. In areas of high stress, plywood was added to the core, making it over 1" thick in some places. Hardware is all heavy gauge stainless or bronze, thru bolted with bronze backing plates. Trim is teak except for the ubiquitous rubber rub rail-- ugly as ever but very substantial and serviceable. They made this one to last. I guess they did the overkill thing not being totally sure how these materials would hold up.

Bill Langlois (WmLanglois"at"aol.com) writes: Thanks for putting up info. on the Hawk. I've had the boat about ten years and never knew what model it was. Bill sent me this digital image of the Hawk.

The Belvedere Club, Charlevoix, MI owns a fleet of 10 Pearson Hawks, originally purchased in 1963. For more information contact jtwspoon@att.net. Posted 5/8/01.

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PEARSON TIGER CAT (17')

1962 Pearson Tiger Cat Tripp Designed racer/cruiser 17'-0" x 7'-11 1/2"" x 0'-7 1/2" (3'-1"). Pearson Wrote: "Outstanding catamaran - winner of last one of a kind regatta in 1959. She has roomy self-bailing cockpit and unusual stability. Trailers easily. The Tiger Cat offers the ultimate in racing thrills." The preceeding text and low resolution drawing is from a 1962 Ariel brochure.

1959 Pearson Tiger Cat Owned by Tom Akenson (takenson"at"alexandria.k12.mn.us), who provided these photographs and brochures. Tom wrote: "I have restored a 1959 Tiger Cat, fun boat! Does anyone else know if there are any still around? ...Here are copies of a brochure and a newsletter the TigerCat Race Group put out. The Tiger Cat was the first baot to beat the C-Scows) This 1959 Pearson Tiger Cat predates Hobie Cats by 10-11 years." 1959 Pearson Tiger Cat, front view Notice the triple spreader rig, pivoting mast and furling jib, all pretty advanced for 1959!

bobk"at"worldmarine-ltd.com wrote: Dating Hobie cats...I was 15 in 1968. I was part of a small group assembled at the end of Beach road, Capistrano Beach Ca. Tony Hoffman and I helped pull the hulls out of the long narrow boxes. We were putting together the first five Hobie 14's out of the Capo Beach factory production line. It was July 1968. BobK, P-365 Mariah

TCat Association newsletter page 1

TCat Association newsletter page 2

TCat Brochure page 1

TCat Brochure page 2

Tiger cat Owners Eric & Debbie Ebner, (ebner101"at"texas.net) wrote: Pearson Tiger Cat #14 nearing totally completed restoration! I just wanted to update you on my boat "Big Bamboo." I have made photocopies of all the information I have on this model for you and your great website (almost 50 pages!) including the original invoice dated October 2, 1959. I have every original part of this boat including the boom crotch, whisker pole, cleats, splash guard by Hard Sails, etc... She is looking good as new but there is still some final work to be done. John Bartlett just completed my new sails. I know you live in Oak Hill and I live in Barton Hills. I look forward to getting together with you to show you this model. I am a big fan of this boat because I grew up sailing and racing it with my parents and it's the boat I learned to sail on. It has been out of the water for 18 years or so and when my father passed away I brought it down to Austin. My wife and I are very excited about nearing completion and sailing her soon. I hope that some of the information I give you can be posted on SAIL-A-PEARSON so that others with Tiger Cats know that there is a detailed information source available. I will contact you when we are finished and would like to invite you to sail her with us sometime. We plan on doing most of our sailing on Lake Buchanan, but this summer we will be keeping it on Travis. Clear skies, Eric Ebner, Austin, TX

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PEARSON PACKET (18')

The PACKET, designed by Bill Tritt, is a modified full keel day sailer, the bow is slightly covered, but not all of the way back to the mast. It was first built by Pearson in 1963. Read more about the

INTERESTING HISTORY of this vessel at this link.

PACKET OWNER: Jay Bliss (jblissuno"at"hotmail.com) writes: I'm searching for info on the Pearson in my backyard, a Packet by the recollection of its previous owner. 18'lod, 21'loa, 6.5'beam, sliding gunter rig and I'd bet that Carl A. designed her, but I have NO clue really. Open cockpit, sloop, built 1963 according to my FL title. I'm in St. Augustine. Hopefully your reservoir has further info!!??? Thanks, Jay Bliss

PHOTOS BEFORE RESTORATION: Jay sent me the following photo's of the Pearson Packet before he restored it: drawing, | photo bow, | photo stern,

PHOTO(S) AFTER RESTORATION: Jay recently provided this BEAUTIFUL PHOTO of the Packet after its restoration. He promises another photo of the Packet with full sailing rig in the near future. Isn't she a sweet looking vessel? She is for sale. On 8/24/01 Jay wrote: My Pearson Packet is here in StAugustine--and I'm ready to sell being a two-boat owner. If you're in the area, stop in. The Packet is the original from which Duffy molded their 18 footer. jblissuno"at"hotmail.com.

Bliss Packet under sail Another great photo!

PACKET ENGINE: Read about the old engine and it's replacement...a new electric motor!

Jay Bliss provided the following additional information: Pearson Packets had Thurston sails, and Steve Thurston in RI is stitching up a set as we speak. He was unfamiliar with the Packet, but dug up the original line drawings and specs from his archives, so I'll be sailing also.

Bill Nash of ACBS alerted me that Bill Tritt lives in WV. I sent Mr.Tritt a card saying how much I appreciated his design, and he was kind enough to call me today and answer some relevant questions. Nathan's line drawing does not show a clever eye that girdles the mast and is part of the halyard system. The eye slides up the mast as you heave on the (single, keep it simple) halyard. The gunter pivots upward until it assumes the proper attitude with respect to the mast. Further heaving of the halyard raises the eye and the vertically-set gunter, until gunter, eye, and mast sheave are all taut at full sail at the top of the mast. Reefing, or just dropping the sail, the reverse is true: the weight of the gunter is close to the mast, and slacking the halyard brings eye and gunter down together until the gunter yoke is at the reef position, or the sail is all the way down, then the yoke becomes the pivot point and the gunter clocks round and lies parallel to the boom. Pretty slick, Mr. Tritt. Having enjoyed a Herreshoff America and the throat-peak dual halyard system, and having confused myself with which line to heave more on to look most seamanlike, I look forward to this KISS system.

Pearson Packets are varied: when my sails came from Thurston in Bristol the foot of the main was way too short. I called them and they have two line drawings, they selectd the "Weekender" package for me, as opposed to the launch, which is what I have. The weekender has (I think, not having seen the drawings, a straight mast, a boomkin off the stern for a backstay, and an outboard rudder. Whoodathun kit. Anyway, a new main is in the making and I'll sail Boston on the 4th. We sailed our maiden voyage on the Chesapeake at the CBMMuseum at StMikes. All works well even with the abbreviated sail area, and I'm good for 100 hours or so at 3.5 knots electrics alone. Yup, photo forthcoming. Thurston Sails in Bristol, Steve Thurston, does have line drawings for both Packets. By the 4th he'll have a weekender mainsail to sell.... Best, Jay

Dennis Elster, dennis_elster"at"hotmail.com, wrote: I purchased a Pearson Packet last year in Miami. I saw the ad in the sailboat trader here (Deland) and thought it was the coolest little boat I'd ever seen. It's the weekender model, with a motor well (to accommodate an outboard) and a boomkin.

Greg Haerr, greg"at"censoft.com, wrote: I have a 64 Pearson Hudson Packet. Its quite cool...and my friend's got one also, I'll send photos soon!

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PEARSON RESOLUTE (19'), design by Bill Tritt

The Pearson Resolute is an early fin keel day sailor, the bow is slightly covered, but has no cuddy cabin. It was first built by Pearson in 1963. FOR THE HISTORY OF THIS DESIGN SEE THE PEARSON PACKET (18') DESCRIPTION ABOVE. I know of only four Resolute owners, as follows:

Robert (Bob) Crown (RCrown"at"harrisinteractive.com) writes: Hello Everyone, Some of you may have seen the photos I've already posted. I've added some more pictures (more to come, especially of the electronics I'll be adding and of the rudder). If there are any shots anyone would particularly like to see, please let me know and I'll take them. If you're interested, you can view the pictures at http://photos.yahoo.com/robertc7672 By the way, the boat is soon to be christened "Rough Draft".

Jerry Becnel (BECNELLCH"at"aol.com), Lake Charles Yacht Club, Lake Charles, LA writes: We are in process of restoring Pearson Resolute hull #24 to sailing condition (photo no. 2) . I have been exchanging email with both persons listed under the Resolute description and they are being helpful. However, if there anyone out there has specs, drawings, photos, whatever, that may help in this project Jerry would love to hear from you.

Update: 15 Aug 2001, Work continues in Lake Charles on refurbishing hull 24 so that she can sail again. The cockpit sole is in place. The cockpit seats/benches have been refinished. The foredeck is repaired and a mast step fashioned. Shrouds and stays are attached to the mast, which is ready for lifting.

Update: 13 Sep 2001, Pearson Resolute Hull #24 was recommissioned "Duct Tape" by Lake Charles Yacht Club groundskeeper Steve Leger on September 13, 2001, with owner Jerry Becnel standing in the cockpit. In another photo, Jerry is standing in the cockpit of "Duct Tape" with master project manager and do-it-all Ken Abrahams.

Duct Tape leaves the slip for trial run. Owner Jerry Becnel is at the tiller and master project manager Ken Abrahams fiddles with the outboard motor. The name "Duct Tape" was chosen by acclamation by the Lake Charles Yacht Club members who were examining her one day last week. It is a fine name and an excellent choice in recognition of the exquisite craftsmanship by Ken and others taking part in her recommissioning.

Pearson Resolute Owner: Tom Wait I recently purchased a small sail boat. After a little searching on the web. I came across your site and links to, would you believe it? a picture of a boat exactly like mine. So you can add to your list another Resolute owner, My name is Tom, I live in Milwaukee,WI, I'll be sailing this summer on Lake Michigan. Do you know where I can get some specs on my boat? Drawings? I need some help in building a new rudder, the one on the boat has been butchered. email me at twait@witcherconstruction.com or tomwait@ameritech.net.

Please contact these Pearson Resoloute owners or myself (CptinRn"@"yahoo.com) if you can help provide any other information, or send it to me. I'd be happy to forward it and post any additional drawings, photo's or related information here on this website.

M. Brent Boydston, 132 N. Third St., Box 5113, Durant, OK 74702, 580-924-4455, mbrent"at"redriverok.com

Mike McKie, mckie"at"jeol.com, We recently bought a 1969 19 foot Pearson at the Mass Maritime boat auction in Falmouth MA.. I believe it's a Resolute. It doesn't have a trailer and I need to transport it about 100 miles. Any suggestions? Do you know of anyone that has a trailer for sale for a fixed keel sailboat of that sort. I'd like to restore it over the winter, And am looking to move it during the next month or so.

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PEARSON ENSIGN (22')

Pearson Ensign 22' drawings from 1984 brochure.

Pearson Ensign Site (Official) http://www.effectnet.com/nitchie/ensign

Unofficial Ensign (22) Sailing Home Page S/V SHANGHAI, Hull #197 Owned by Raymond Cabral (Raymond_Cabral"at"brown.edu), Rhode Island, sails on Narragansett Bay.

Ensign Class Association

Tim Lackey's Pearson Ensign & Triton #381 Web Page
Tim is from Maine.

Pearson Ensign Newsletter Jay Robinson 21505 Lake George Blvd. Anoka, MN 55303 612-753-3982 argos"at"skypoint.com

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PEARSON ELECTRA (22.5')

The Pearson Electra is described on back of a 1962 Ariel brochure as a "MORC Sloop by Alberg, 22'-6" x 7'-0" x 3'-0", Versatile MORC Racer, day-sailer or overnighter. Has self bailing cockpit. Will accommodate 2-4 comfortably. Bracket rig for outboard power. The Electra has the same hull as the Ensign. I understand that the Electra was such a successfully fast hull that they make the Ensign with a smaller cabin for class racing.

Electra Owner: Ken Jolly (autolisper"at"prodigy.net) writes: I have a Pearson Electra "Jollytime" hull number 265, and have owned it for 11 years of it's 34 year history. I'm in the process now of spring refitting and I will be taking it back to Port Aransas on the Texas Coast. I have a web page where I am tracking the rebuild efforts. It is also the only Electra Web Site that I have found on the internet. I've found 55 other Electras to date, listed on my website, and I've published the orginal Pearson Building Specifications. I would appreciate hearing from other Electra owners or people thinking about purchasing one.

1962 Pearson Electra: Hull # 207, Owned by Edward P. Hester (ehester"at"worldnet.att.net)

Another Pearson Electa Owner is Scott Wallace (tristan"at"one.net). Scott writes: Here is a photo of our 1963 Pearson Electra 216,

Spindrift, taken at her dock at Mentor on the Lake Lagoons on Lake Erie, about 30 miles East of Cleveland, Ohio. We live in Cincinnati and often commute to the Cleveland area to sail Lake Erie.

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PEARSON 23'

Steve Gay, Commanders Point Yacht Basin, Lake Travis Austin, reports that the P23 was built in League City, Texas in late 70's thru early 80's. He has one built in 1978 in the CPYB charter fleet. You can view it at http://www.cpyb.com

Pearson 23 Owner: Malcolm McCullough 51 Lawrence Ave Malverne, NY 11565 516-887-4973 MalMcC"at"aol.com (mailto:MalMcC"at"aol.com)

1982 P-23C (catboat rig), Hull Number, Shawn (shrubs"at"crosslink.net) writes: She was made in the fall of '82. but not launched until 1990. The boat was delivered to a dealer in VA that went into bankruptsy and she held by the courts untill the bankruptsy was figured out. I purchased her from her only other owner this year. (although she had been donated to the sea scouts for them to sell and this is who I purchased her from) I found a lot of info on sailnet's page on pearsons. It seems that this was the last one made. (Pearson only made 42). I have two blue prints from pearson that came with her. One is for the deck plan, The other is the sail plan. Not much else came with her. And as you may know there is not much out there on this vessel. Note: on the photo, the pole coming out of the aft part of the cabin top is a flag pole on my dock.

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PEARSON 24'

According to the Pearson 25th Anniversary Brochure Pearson started making a Pearson 24 in 1968. Apparantly Pearson didn't have a photograph of a Pearson 24 model as it is the only model in that brochure which was illustrated with a drawing rather then a photograph.

"Sashay" 1968 Pearson 24, Hull # 6, Owner: George Oakes (goakes"at"psm2000.com), writes: I own a Pearson 24 and have taken some pics of it using a digital camera. I will attach them and you can use them on your website. I am also building a website called http://www.pearson24.com where I will keep the pics, in the gallery.

David Weilacher (daveweilacher"at"earthlink.net) wrote: There is a picture of one on the hard at URI Foundation's Boat Donation And Sales Program. Here is the photo . You can't tell much from the photo. The site describes it as follows: Price -- $2,750, Year - 1971, Length - 24', Beam - 8', Draft - 4', Displ. (lbs.) - 4,300, Material/Color - Fiberglass, Hull Id.: # MSZ01649E191

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PEARSON LARK (24')

1967 Pearson Lark #55. Owner: Rick Glass, traderik"at"inreach.com, writes: I just purchased a 1967 Pearson Lark 24' and I'm looking for owner's, previous owners, or information of most any type. In fact, anything anyone has about this boat would be greatly appreciated. I do know the Lark was made in 1967 and 1968. There were only 67 of them made (I have hull# 55). It's possible I have the only one left in captivity but I doubt it. The boat came with a Kiekhaufer/Mercury Merc 110 - 9.8 Hp 2-stroke engine in excellent condition.

This is my first sailboat. I can't wait to get out on the water. However, caution prevails. Until we can check everthing out and do a little clean-up, paint-up, fix-up we'll be tied to a slip at the Stockton Sailing Club in Stockton, CA. We'll be sailing in the California river delta region East of the San Francisco Bay. That is, that's where we'll be sailing until we decide to hit the big-time. Thanks everyone.

Here are some more pictures of her: Starboard Bow| Starboard Cockpit | Starboard Companionway

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PEARSON ARIEL (26')

I accidently deleted the Ariel information I had here, and I'm having to rebuild it. So if you have any information that you would like to see here, please do send it to me.

Ariel Brochure page 1

Ariel Brochure page 2

Ariel Brochure page 3

Ariel Brochure page 4

"Vanitie" Hull ID #41, Owner: Milton Thrasher, thrashr1"at"gte.net, writes: Here is a photo from 1963 of my Pearson Ariel #41 sailing on Barnegat Bay, NJ. It shows a Star Class jib set off the backstay like a mizzen sail with a missing mizzen mast. I sailed the Ariel for about 10 years on Barnegat Bay and Long Island Sound. I ran an Ariel-Commander YRA newsletter for about 4 years with about 140 subscribers. Being retired here in Sarasota, FL, I have become interested in getting back to an Ariel or Commander for day sailing on Sarasota Bay. Milton Thrasher http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/mft

"Sea Smoke" 1963, Hull ID #131, Owner: Thomas Howe, TEHowe"at"aol.com, writes: I bought Sea Smoke, ex-Racer, last summer in Brooklin Maine, did a bit of sailing in Penobscot Bay where her home port is Rockland. Here are some pictures of her at her mooring. Cheers, Thomas Howe.

http://www.PearsonAriel.org/

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PEARSON COMMANDER (26)

1965 Commander Owned by Liz Fagel (lfagel"at"northland.lib.mi.us) and her husband. Liz writes: My husband & I purchased a 1965 Commander this past summer. We are sailing out of Cheboygan, MI on Northern Lake Huron. Our first trip was a 100 mile trip on Lake Huron to sail it home to her new port. It still has the original sails, but she sails well. As of this time the boat has no name, but will name her before the sailing season begins. I have a sailing web site setup with our old C22 (which is for sale). We also own a 40' Mariner Wooden Ketch, which is in great shape, and is in dry dock as we "upgrade her". The Pearson we purchased for an "in-between boat" until we get the Mariner back in the water. But, we are talking about keeping the Pearson for some club beer can racing, even after the Mariner is splashed. More photo'sCommander Bow Photo & Commander at mooring.

Commander Web Site Recommened by Steve Airing (AIRINGS"at"gunet.georgetown.edu)

Commander Web Site Recommened by dai"at"pdq.net

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PEARSON 26

Since Texas has been my home since 1977, I found it interesting to learn that about 120-170 P26's were made at the League City, Texas plant in 77, 78 and 79. That is one every 6.4 days.

"PYXIS"

DAN PFEIFFER'S PEARSON 26 PAGE - THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR P-26 INFORMATION.

Dan has also been a major contributor of Pearson Sailboat information on this web page. In addition to an incredible amount of information on Pearson 26 models, Dan also mantains a specifications list for every Pearson model that he has been able to get information on.

"Silent Knight" Chicago, Ill., Thank you to whomever sent me this photo.

"COURTNEY" This is another excellent P-26 web site by Corey Swanny, swanny"at"whidbey.net . Cory has done an excellent job remodeling the interior of this P-26 to include a very nice U-shaped galley, a sit down chart table, a pull out double berth and a very sophisticated electrical panel/communication/navigation center.

Pearson 26 Owner: Ed (DocSkoli"at"aol.com) writes: "What it's all about!" - This is why I sail...Here I am... 1st season with my P26, taking my wive's cousin to the cleaners, he had a C&S 27, and if you look at the pic, I'm trimming my main, and walking away from him. Ended Up anchored, after my second swim, after my sails were folded watching him pull into port. Nice pic, but I walked away from him like he was going backwards!!!! Good pic too! 30 degree heel, haulin butt! Ed has a web site now at http://members.aol.com/docskoli

P26 One Design with a replacement front hatch. I'm sorry to say that this Link was missing in action the last time I tried it.

Pearson 26 "Muse"

Refurbished P26 hatch "Chris Delling" did a great job of refurbishing this fiberglass hatch with a sheet of smoked acrylic. It looks great. Chris describes the work as follows: I purchased a 3/8" thick piece of grey smoked acrylic. Using a radial arm saw, I cut it to approximately 1" larger than the hatch cover. I then clamped the acrylic over the hatch (bar clamps are needed to force the acrylic to assume the proper curvature on the hatch, which is not flat), and traced the exact dimensions of the hatch onto the protective masking that covers the plastic. I then removed the clamps, and cut the new acrylic to size using a router with a carbide cutter, and used a round over bit in the router to radius the upper edge. The acrylic was again aligned on the hatch cover and clamped in place. I then drilled for the fasteners thru both the hatch and acrylic simultaneously to ensure proper alignment. I used # 10 stainless steel flat head machine screws. The screws on my hatch had to go in from the bottom, as the area where the fastners are located coincides with the coaming on which the hatch rests when closed, eliminating the possibility of putting the nuts on the underside, which would have been cleaner looking. I countersunk the holes so the screw heads are flush with the hatch. Flat washers and acorn nuts on top. Finally, the center of the old hatch needed to be cut out. I used a jigsaw here. Had to leave a flange of about 1" around the perimeter to bolt thru. Final assy included a generous bedding of white silicone buttered onto the flange, clamp the acrylic one last time, and install the hardware. Project Time: 8 hours Cost: About $60, for acrylic, fasteners, and silicone sealant.

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PEARSON RENEGADE (27')

Michael J. Lehmkuhl's Pearson Renegade (27') Home Page ghz"at"mindspring.com. Mike owns Hull #003. According to the April 15, 99 issue of Practical Sailor, Mike has started a Renegade Owner's Association. Here is a nice black and white photograph that Mike donated of a Renegade sailing on Lake Travis, Austin, TX.

Harry Dunham's Renegade Home Page Lady Robin 1969 Renegade, Hull #153

Pearson Renegade Website Lawrence Bausman lb2001"at"tm.net http://people.montana.com/ffm/ The focus of this site is on the rennovation of a Pearson Renegade Phoenix, which is now for sale.

Renegade "Pheonix" lb2001"at"tm.net

"EVENLY" Photo 2 Owner - Paul J. Barnhart (p.j.barnhart"at"larc.nasa.gov) writes: 'Evenly' is hull #1, the very first Renegade built back in 1967. She is still sailing and in very good condition. I have her docked at the Seaford Yacht Club in Yorktown, VA. Since I now own another sailboat, a Westerly Seahawk 34 ft, Evenly is FOR SALE. Evenly has an original A4 and I have done all of the maintenance, upkeep, and upgrades since I have owned her from 1990 on. I believe that the engine was rebuilt around 1985, or so claimed the previous owner. Still runs great and it has never let me down." You can see more photos here http://www.mindspring.com/~ghz/one.html

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PEARSON 27'

TALISMAN Pearson 27 Owner: Chris Conklin (conklin1"at"execpc.com) writes: You seem to lack info on the later year P-27s. I sail a 1990, hull #228, which belonged to "Bill O Sail" before he purchased Talaria. Here's the brochure to the boat (Chris also provided the photo above):

Page 1 | Page 2| Page 3| Page 4

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1984 PEARSON TRITON SAILBOATS:

In 1984-85 Pearson sold a line of sailboats that it called the Tritons. The had nothing in common with the original Pearson Triton 28' sailboat built from 1959 to 1966. kim"at"rigrite.com writes: "In an attempt to capitalize on the great Triton name, Pearson built a series of fin keel boats from 18' to 30' called the Triton-18, etc. This was, for them, a cheap addition to the line as they bought all the molds from US Yachts (US-25 etc.), who bought them from Buckaneer (BU-250 etc.) They did not go over well, being quite unlike (much lighter than) the Pearsons people were used to."

Billosail wrote: I just purchased a 1984 Triton 21. The serial number is PEA93022M84D and it says Pearson on the side. In the papers that came with it was the original brochure which covers 4 boats produced by Pearson in 84 and 85. They are the 18, 21, 25 & 27. There is a 27 here in Oshkosh Wisconsin.

Brochure Triton 25 photo

Triton 18 Brochure

Triton 21 Brochure

Triton 25 Brochure

Triton 27 Brochure

Brochure Photo Pearson Factory

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28' PEARSON SAILBOATS:

The Pearson Line of 28' LOA Sailboats: I have gathered extensive information on these models at the following web pages.

Pearson Triton, modified full keel(1959-66)

Pearson 28-1, fin keel (1975-82)

Pearson 28-2, fin keel (1985-89)

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PEARSON POWERBOATS

Pearson also manufactured several fiberglass powerboats.

Pearson 27...Spirited Sport Fisherman

- Photos provided by Andrew Bartlett, who writes: I keep this boat in Saugatuck, Michigan (coast of lake michigan, 90 miles north of the indiana border). It was a sheriffs boat in the 60's, and was owned from 71 to 01 by one guy before i found it (never seen salt water). The renovation was complete in 2008. The bronze placard indicates it is hull number 85. It has a Chrysler 318,and tops out at about 27 mph. I will be testing to see if it can handle more prop. My current e mail address is andrewbartlett"at"verizon.net

P-27 Powerboat photo 1, Before

P-27 Powerboat photo 2, Helm Forward

P-27 Powerboat photo 3, Helm Aft

P-27 Powerboat photo, Improvements Aft

P-27 Powerboat photo, Improvements Profile

Pearson 28...Impressive Express Cruiser

The following photographs were sent to me by Bobby Northcutt (bobbynorth"at"aol.com) from Desoto, Texas (13 miles SW of Dallas). Bobby writes "Yes the boat is spacious, I'm 6'2" and can stand up in the cabin area with the exception of the air conditioner. Cool air was a must for the summer months. The engine is a Chrysler Gas 318CI, 210 H.P., 4 barrel, single screw. I keep my boat in an enclosed slip at Eagle Mountain Lake.

P-28 Powerboat Hull I.D. #192 by Bobby North

P-28 Powerboat photo 2 by Bobby North

P-28 Powerboat photo 3 by Bobby North

P-28 Powerboat photo 4 by Angelo Derrigo

P-28 Powerboat photo 5 by Angelo Derrigo

I also found one photograph of a Pearson 28' Powerboat at the following site: http://www.boatshowusa.com Other Pearson 28 Powerboat owners who have contacted me are Robert Motyka (ramco1"at"optonline.net), Dan Garcia (dan.garcia"at"ci.austin.tx.us), aderrigo (aderrigo"at"twcny.rr.com).

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PEARSON WANDERER (30')

"ARIEL" our 1968 Pearson Wanderer (Hull # 77). Picture taken in Hadleys Harbor of the Elizabeth Islands, MA in August 1998. Yes, the anchor riding sail helps hold the bow to wind :)..... I have pulled up two picts of the interior of my Pearson Wanderer "Ariel" if you are interested. The Wanderer and Coaster came with two different interior arrangements. Ariel has the side-galley arrangement with a "U" shaped dinette opposite. One of the attached pictures is of the galley side, looking aft. The other pict is the dinette side (again looking aft). Unfortunately the aft quarterberths are not very picturesque but they provide plenty of stowage. Still, these two views give you a pretty good idea what the interior of the boat looks like. Bill Hamm and Peter Allen have the "Aft Galley" arrangement which looks very different. Lauri Carlson (Arielcapt"at"aol.com), Fairhaven, MA | Galley Photo | | Settee Photo|

Pearson Wanderer and Coaster Owners Group, Peter O. Allen, Sr., 525 Seneca Road, Rochester, NY 14622-2058, pquorum"at"aol.com

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PEARSON COASTER (30')

"SHADOW" is a 1967 Coaster, Owner: Bill Hamm (GSTD Griff"at"aol.com) wrote: "She's a 30 footer, ok 29' 10", also hull number 30. beam is 9' 4", draft 4' 7", displacement is 9500 lbs, and 3500 of that is ballast, internal. Working sail area is 421 sq. ft. She was designed by Bill Shaw, she's a CCA rule race boat, they all look very similiar in that size range. ( CCA = Cruising Club of America ). I think I'm the 4th owner, originally she's from Southwest Harbor, Maine, was purchased there in '83 and cruised to the lakes. About 5 or 6 years ago the past owners bought her, and she's been sitting on the hard for the past 4. She's in Kenosha, Wi, at Southport Marina, which will be her home, along with the club, KYC ( Kenosha Yacht Club ) for at least a year, maybe two, till I cruise her back out east. I'll get an interior shot, you'll have to excuse the lime green cushions, right now she's loaded with maintenance supplies, but interior is in excellent shape for a 31 year old boat. "SHADOW" under sail

MOONDOG'S WEB SITE: Pearson Coaster (30)/Wanderer(30) This site was not accessable when last I tried it.

"SHABOOM" , 67 Pearson Coaster Detail of varnished hatch

David Wilsmore's Coaster Delykim

"Mi Chula" a 1969 Pearson Coaster, #120, owned by Mike & Anita Steven's.

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PEARSON 30

Guess what boat Pearson Designer Bill Shaw owns and sails? That's right, it is a Pearson 30, kept at Bristol YC, Bristol, RI.

Spinsheet Review: See Jack Horner's Review of the Pearson 30.

Pearson 30 Owner's Manual & Parts List

1972 Pearson 30 "SPARTINA" #168 Owner Dave Wehr

Pearson 30 "BLITHE SPIRIT" #182 Owner Jeff Griglock

1974 Pearson 30 "WEATHERLIGHT" #531 Owners: Dawn & Steve Reevy, Falmouth, Maine, write: This is the S/V "Weatherlight" resting at the Dolphin Marina dock in South Harpswell, Maine. We are the Reevys: Dawn, Steve, Matt and Nick. 1999 is our first season with "Weatherlight", and we're looking forward to MANY good seasons with her. Her home port is about 10 miles southwest of this picture in Falmouth, Maine. She is a 1974 P-30, hull #531 with her original A4 (probably rebuilt at some time), Edson wheel steering, a furling 150% genoa, dodger and a unique "partial rollbar" mainsheet arrangement that allows a bimini to be set up between the dodger and the "rollbar". We renamed her from "Kismet" (transom photo attached- Steve did the stencil and painting himself); and Steve has also made new hatch boards from Canary Wood. See the ( Before & After photos attached). Steve writes that Canary Wood is an oily tropical wood like teak but withmore color variation across the grain than teak. Jack recommends oiling with teak oil, nothing else (ie., no varnish - which I like. And the best bit is the price - 8 board ft. of canary wood cost only 0.5 boat bucks vs the same in teak costing 1.5 boat bucks.

1975 Pearson 30 "DOUBLOON" #689 Owner Phil Poirier

1975 Pearson 30 "RITA P" #734 Owner Chris Wilson, Columbus, Ohio, is an artist who specializes in marine paintings.

1975 Pearson 30 "WINSOME" #747 Owner Greg Guio (GONDIVN"at"peoplepc.com) His site has some excellent photographs taken by Tom Zinn who has a sailing photography website at http://www.adrenalinimages.com

1976 Pearson 30 "GHOST" #856 Owner: Captain Rob's, Robert B (bobsprit"at"aol.com), City Island, NY. Details and Nav station at: http://hometown.aol.com/hulia007/index.html

1976 Pearson 30 "SQUID" #866 Squid's new owner John Stein maintains this web site originally established by Richard Freese.

1978 Pearson 30 "?" Hull # 1043 purchased on August 6th, 2000 by Paul and Gayle Jordan of Wake Forest, NC. jordan1"at"niehs.nih.gov The boat is in the water at Steele Creek Marina on Kerr Lake, NC. Our Pearson is in pretty good shape but is in need of some updating and TLC. It currently has a ProFurl headsail furling system and the original Atomic 4 (updated with electronic ignition, electric fuel pump and fuel filter system). The interior is mostly original and has been well cared for. The most noteworthy interior feature is the slide out chart table (original) next to the companionway.

1978 Pearson 30 "RITA P" #1049 Rita P has an Atomic 4, roller furling, and dodger (not seen in photo). Rita P's built in nav table folds up and stores above the quarter berth. RitaP's home port is South Freeport, Maine, around Casco Bay.

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PEARSON 300

Pearson 300 photo

Pearson 300 drawing

dan"at"pfeiffer.net (Dan Pfeiffer) writes: I found the attached photo on the net. I think it was on this site: http://www.yachtnet.com/ It's a 1969 Pearson 300. It has a shorter rig then my P26. I have it on my data table.

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PEARSON 303

Pearson 303' drawings from 1984 brochure.

P-303 Questions and Answers Pearson 303 owners indicate that the 303 was in production from 1983-1986, Hull ID No's. 001-328.

List of P303 owners

This P-303 graphic includes a Sail Plan, Floor Plan, Isometric and Dimensions. It was provided by Dan Pfeiffer, (dan"at"pfeiffer.net). Visit his Pearson 26 website athttp://dan.pfeiffer.net.

"RAHAB" Owner Peter Haeussler, Anchorage, AK, (phaeussler"at"hotmail.com) writes: Hiya Ron: Just wanted to let you know the P303 photo on your website is my boat! It's hull #80, and is a 1983 model. The photo was taken at a marina on Lake Union in Seattle. We've renamed the boat "Rahab", (we didn't think naming a boat Hurricane was a good thing) and we took it from Seattle to Prince William Sound, Alaska, in June. The boat is now in Whittier Alaska. One of these days I should take a more recent picture and send it to you. Anyway, for now, I thought you would appreciate an update on the boat. Cheers, Peter Haeussler

Here is another GREAT photo of "Rahab"at Bettles Lagoon, Prince William Sound, Alaska.

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PEARSON 31

TALARIA A 1991 P31-2 Owned by Billosail"at"aol.com. Bill writes: Looks like your list is missing the P31-II. Mine is #268 "Talaria". I am the second owner. It has always been here on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. The previous owner was told that it was the last Pearson out the door when they delivered it in May of 1991. If it wasn't the last it was very close to it. What sets this one apart from the other P31-II's is the addition of the swim platform. This is what the Cal-Pearson literature had but I don't know if they ever actually built any. When I talked to them about purchase of one, they said they had one in progress but then they went "off the air". This is a real treat to sail. I have had it is sustained 35 knot winds on a reach with second reef in the main and about 8 ft or the 145 Genny rolled out for balance. Was able to sail hands off. Seas were 5 to 6ft and we have a very short chop as our lake is only 20 ft deep. On another day with the wind at 16 knots apparent off the beam but close to shore so there was very little chop, we hit 8.9 knots with the PS and the Knot meters agreeing. We were not surfing. Update 2-8-00: I am moving Talaria to Menominee MI so that I can cruse the Great Lakes. A Pearson Triton 21 will go out in front of my house here on Lake Winnebago WI. You can't have too many Pearson!
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TALARIA "Mike Bergelson" Mike.Bergelson@audiumcorp.com writes: I own a P31-II (#87) and hail out of Jersey City, NJ. I'm creating an informal owners group for P31 owners (not exclusive, mind you) and am working to launch a new forum site for guys to share information. I'm building on the great work started by Bill Crane (P31-II #268). If you would like to participate, please let me know!

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PEARSON 32

"TAKES TWO" A Pearson 32, hull#30. She was built in 79 and titled in 80. Owner Dave & Karen Summers (mtnguy"at"erols.com). Dave writes the following: Listed as a racer cruiser, she leans more to the racer side. As with all Pearsons I have see she is very well built and when sailed well is fast. We race "Takes Two" on the southern Chesapeake Bay out of Old Point Comfort at Hampton, Va. My wife, Karen is the skipper. We are doing pretty good too for only our second season of racing. We receintly got a second place trophy in the Vetran's Cup race. We got beat by a Pearson 26 one design. Hey what can I say, Pearson's rule....She is the only P32 in the area as far as I can tell. I like your web site. I may have to start one soon myself. Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading your inputs to the Pearson List. Dave Summers

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PEARSON 323

"AMORIN" A Pearson 323, hull#318. Owner's: George & Nancy Falzon

I'm happy to be able to make a contribution to your wonderful site, which I've visited numerous times. I have also enjoyed your informative posts to the Sailnet Pearson list. I recall about a year and a half ago, when I was shopping for an upgrade from my P26, that you had just about the whole line but the P323. Looks like no one's yet sent you pics of one. Let me be the first. Feel free to use them if you care to. Amorin is P323 hull #318. She's stout and comfortable, and Nancy and I love sailing her in Narragansett Bay and to the islands. Every time I board new boats at shows, I leave feeling like I got a terrific bargain. Cheers, George Falzon (nancyandgeorge"at"mediaone.net)
Amorin at Mooring
Amorin aft deck
Amorin Full Mast
Amorin Head
Amorin Hanging Locker
Amorin Nav Desk
Amorin Salon Aft
Amorin Salon Forward
Amorin V-Berth

George Falzon also provided this great 25th Anniversary Brochure images. Thanks George!

"WINSOME" A Pearson 323, hull#198. Owner: Jack Dooley writes: My wife, Diane and I bought her three years ago. We are the third owners. We live in New Jersey, but keep her in the Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD. We find she is a great size for a family of five and have spent many wonderful days on the bay with her. Winsome was well cared for by her previous owners and has been completely repainted, redecorated interior, custom bimini, dodger and winter cover. We rebuilt the original Volvo diesel this past winter.
Winsome Cockpit
Winsome Galley
Winsome Salon
Winsome Starboard

"PING" A Pearson 323, hull#142. Owner: Rick writes: My website has "a bunch of stuff about my boat and a 323 owner registry. You can find the site at: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/ping/

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PEARSON VANGUARD (32')

"Undine", hull #7. This photo was taken during the 2001 Admiral Digby Cup Race (Bass Harbor, ME to Digby, N.S.) running in about 25 kts, making 8.25 kts over ground; the fastest she has gone during my time without a boat transport trailer under her. Neil Woodside, Kingfield, ME, snwoodside"AT"midmaine.com

Sail Plan

"BayWoof", 1964 Vanguard (LOA 32.5'), Hull # 174, Owner: Steve Lang, St.Petersburg, Florida, lang"at"bayflash.stpt.usf.edu

Pearson Vanguard Page Owner: Fredrick E. Fuller, (fredfuller"at"aya.yale.edu) Milwaukee, WI. Fred has started a Vangaurd Email Discussion list. Access it from his web site.

Pearson: The Vanguardian newsletter, Conrad (Connie) Hoover, 2600 W. 17th St., Wilmington, DE 19806-1109, 302-888-2722, CLHoove"at"aol.com , $8 per year: semi-monthly newsletter emphasizing maintenance and upgrading. Also has registry of owners.

Pearson Vanguard (32') Web Page Owner: gparkins

Pearson Vanguard Website http://www.geocities.com/kochp/ , Paragon-A Pearson Vanguard Paul Koch's great new Vanguard website

1976* Pearson Vangaurd "Spirit of 76" built in Portsmouth R.I. *The hulls mold is a 1965 design, but the boat was built in 1976". 32 '8 ft LOA, she has a 9'4 beam and 4'6 draft, a 14 HP Yanmar diesel, 20 gall.alluminum fuel tank, 40 gal. water, meant for inland and coastal use. Just hauled in November, new bottom and upper paint. burgandy sails, mahogany upper, green handmade interior cushions, full head, auto pilot, very good condition. Was owned by Mike & Lucy Doyle, but has been sold.

"PELAGO", Hull No. 177, owned by Rick & Tammy Jones (pelago"at"phoenixcon.net)

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PEARSON 10M (33')

"LIBERTY" Owner Dick Robinson (Robinson27"at"aol.com) writes: Liberty is a 10 Meter Pearson, hull # 96 on San Francisco Bay. Great boat with lots of custom touches added over the past fifteen years since I've owned her. She sails under the St. Francis Yacht Club burgee and is pictured here anchored near Tinsley Island up in the California Delta. With the plow anchor on the bow I've got 34' LOA and 11' Beam, 5' 11" draft. W. Shaw design and, if I may say, a little ahead of her time. Swept back fin keel and skeg rudder. I've added a profurl twin headstay, replaced the 24hp Ferryman diesel with a 30hp Perkins, beefed up the standing rigging to 19X, new mast and lots of other custom items. The boat is fast, well built, and stiff. A great San Francisco Bay boat. I have original plans (11x17 blue prints) and just about all the articles/ads about her. I did a full sweep of the New York yacht club library for any literature and came away with a one page piece. I've been in touch with 10M owners in Southern Cal, Florida, Michigan and the only other Bay Area owner who's selling. Since I'm #96 I assume there are others out there.

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PEARSON 34

Pearson 34' drawings from 1984 brochure.

Pearson 34' Advertisment from about 1989 with a nice color photo.

Pearson 34' Floor Plan Enlarged from the 89 advertisment above. ----------

Event Horizon This Pearson 34 Owner, Serafin Avitia writes: Thought I would send you several photos of my P-34. I found your site while trying to locate some info on rig dimension's. I'm considering replacing the mast and boom in and attempt to increase the SA/D in my favor. We race and cruise the Chesapeake and it's tributaries. Conditions are predominantly light, 3-8 Knot's, and you can always reef early. I need acceleration around the can's. The P-37 would be a logical direction for me take. I'm not real excited about getting rid of Event Horizon. She's near Bristol and I've got a ton of sweat in her. Maybe there are options.

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PEARSON ALBERG 35'

1962 Pearson Alberg 35 Alberg Designed racer/cruiser 34'-9" x 9'-8" x 5'-2". Pearson Wrote: "Optional sloop or yawl rig, her reputation as a racer already established by recent performance in several ocean races. Sleeps 6 in comfort, an ideal family cruiser CCA 23.6 est.

"EFFIE" is a 1967 Alberg 35, hull #239 purchased 5 years ago owned by Paul D. Paul sails out of Freeport, Maine along with his wife and teenage son aboard Effie. Effie has undergone numerous upgrades including a new engine, sails, Awlgrip and electronics. We usually take a two to three week cruise each year to points downeast and sometimes into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. We just (July, 2000) returned from a year long cruise to Nova Scotia and then down the east coast via the ICW across to the Bahamas and back to Maine. Send e-mail to Paul at: EffieA35"at"aol.com

"WISHING STAR" is a 1965 Alberg 35, hull #213, owned by Dave & Judy Taylor. They write: "The photo was taken at Clear Lake, near Houston, Texas. We now have her at Lake Texoma, on the Oklahoma/Texas border. Any idea where I can get a set of Pearson's drawings for the A35, preferrably the yawl rig?" Send e-mail to Dave and Judy Taylor at: davta1"at"ix.netcom.com

Alberg 35?broken link?

Alberg 35 Home Page

Alberg 35 & 37 Review

Carl Alberg's Sailboats

Carl Alberg's Sailboats

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PEARSON 35

A few more then 500 Pearson 35's were built between 1968 and 1982. This 14-year production run was the longest of any Pearson model, surpassing even the venerable Pearson 30 by four years.

"MIKHAYA" Here's one of Mikhaya on the Banana River, off Merritt Island, FL, just off the ICW.....Mikhaya is a Pearson 35, commissioned 11/78, delivered in 1979.
Matt Salatino (helmsman"at"scci.net)
P35 Mikhaya
Satellite Beach, FL

"SANITY" Homepage for Captain Ron Lambert, Master, US Merchant Marines (captron"at"sunet.net) S/V "SANITY", 1973, P-35, #245. Ron and his wife Jo Ann, and thier 3 daughters, sail on the east coast of florida, out of a little town called Sebastian. Its located 100 miles north of West Palm Beach, and 50 miles south of Cape Canavaral. Ron Writes: When I am not out sailing I am at sea on a ocean going tug and barge, operating on the east coast of the US. My Pearson is a 1973, hull #245, which I just bought about one month ago. We are installing a rebuilt 40hp westerbeke in her, and are kinda rebuilding the inside cabin. Her name is "SANITY" WHICH BY THE TIME I AM DONE WITH HER IT WILL BE CALLED "INSANITY"

As for my crew, chief mate is my wife Jo Ann, (who really runs the boat) She got me hooked on sailing by showing me a Hobie Cat for sale. Since then we have had a P-26 (great boat) the "Knot Fore Sail", a Ensanada 20', a 22'o'day, and a 24'hirondelle Catamaran "Cattyshack".

The rest of my crew consists of my three daughters, and all their friends.(thats why we bought a bigger boat" Seemed like I had 7 or 8 kids every time we wnet sailing, which is just about every weekend. My kids are 22, 21, and 17, and sailing has helped our family stay close. And I always know their friends, since they all come sailing with us.

"NEW MOON" charter web site, Pearson 35, Owner: Captain Mick Gurley, New Moon Sailing, Sanibel & Captiva Island, Florida.

The following scanned images come from a Pearson 35 Brochure dated 12/76, which was loaned to me by Captain Lowell L. Vanskike (lvnskik"at"juno.com), Emmaus, PA. Captain Vanskike is a U.S.C.G Licensed Captain, Sailing the sloop SHEARWATER.


Page 1, 26k Small sailplan/hull profile image, not much on this page.
Page 2, 85k Descriptive text and several photo's.
Page 3, 128k Large grey tone photo of P 35 flying a spinaker.
Page 4, 85k Descriptive text and interior photo's.
Page 5, 136k Specifications.
Page 6, 162k Specifications, Sail Plan, Hull Profile, Interior Plan & Elevation. This high resolution scan allows you to read the IJPE dimensions on the sail plan.

1979 PEARSON 35 NEO II

Spinsheet: See Jack Horner's Review of the Pearson 35. Jack Horner describes the Pearson 35 as follows: "20 years later the trip remains one of my more memorable sails".

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PEARSON 36

BROCHURE: These are high resolution scanned images so they are fairly large, but I thought the quality was worth the extra time to download.

Pearson 36' Plan & Specs color brochure dated 9/85.

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Page 5

These images were provided by George Hatfield, Durham, NC 27713, (ghatfiel"at"unch.unc.edu). George owns a 1982 Cutter "Following Sea", He wrote: "As you may know, the 36 Cutter is basically a cutter version of the 365 as far as the interior is concerned. The deck is also very similar. Even has the pad for the mizzen molded into the cockpit floor. Below the water line, the boat is more similar to the 385 and 386. The keel is more of a fin than the 365 and is deeper at 51/2 feet. Same as the 386. In comparing the Cutter with the 386, the main difference is the addition of a foot or so at the bow and stern. The waterline length of the 365, Cutter and 386 are all the same, 30'. The beam is almost the same for all three boats, but the 386 is a little beamer at the stern. Let me know if you have any questions."

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PEARSON 365

"SOLITAIRE" Website Pearson 365 Owner: Larry Griffen, lgriffin"at"texas.net, Port Aransas, Texas. The second picture at this site is "RIKAVA" a P-385.

"CIRCE" photo Pearson 365, #329, Owner: Paul Walker, bestbytes"at"pcm.net

Pearson 365 International Owner's Associations Doug Rithies web site, ritchied"at"pearson365.org

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PEARSON 37

Pearson 37' drawings from 1984 brochure.

P-37' Review at www.practical-sailor.com

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PEARSON INVICTA (38')

1962 Pearson Invicta Tripp Designed racer/cruiser 37'-8" x 10'-9" x 4'-6" (7'-8"). 1962 Bermuda Race Winner (1st Place Class & Scond Place Overall Fleet). Auxiliary ocean cruising/racing sloop or yawl. Accomodates 6, Luxury appointments for value. CCA 25.3 est. The preceeding text and low resolution drawing is from a 1962 Ariel brochure. Much better drawings and photo's are provided below.

"MARIA": This is an excellent drawing of the "1963 INVICTA" (Hull # ??), provided by the owner, John Denny (jdenny"at"mail.bitstream.net), who writes: "I've had Maria for the last 17 years in Bayfield Wisconsin and she's one of the more photographed boats in Lake Superior. I have thousands of photographs...I also have brochures, blueprints etc. You can view them at his web site http://www.jgdinc.com

ARTEMIS "Jim Gregory" (jgregor1"at"optonline.net) writes: Here is Invicta hull number 7 ARTEMIS owned by Ritch Wilson and berthed in Black Rock Harbor Connecticut. She was holed in a storm and he bought her as a wreck. Anyone knowing of this boats history(previously named DARK EYES) owner would love to know. Here she is during a race with THORS HAMMER. Another Invicta berthed in Black Rock as well and owned by the sea scouts. ARTEMIS in white hull and THORS HAMMER in dark blue. Please see the following website for our NEW annual(maybe) Invicta race for the "holmgang cup". I am sure if there are any other invicta's in the area they would be welcome to join. The site is http://www.watman.com/SHIP110/therace/index/html There are many pics there of the invicta's in action. I think I took the cream of the crop and saved them. ARTEMIS beam-on

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1997 PEARSON 38

I found an archive of boat reviews and past articles on the Cruising World, Sailing World web site at http://www.cruisingworld.com/indsarcs.htm

It includes a June 1997 review (with photo) of the Pearson 38 named "KUIVATO" built by Cal-Pearson Corporation, which you can access directly at http://www.cruisingworld.com/ssbk/pearsn38.htm It includes an interesting summary of Pearson's history, and the Cal-Pearson Corporation's noble attempt to rise from the ashes.

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PEARSON 385

Pearson 385 drawings from 1984 brochure.

Pearson 385 Advertisment dated July 1984, color photo and interior plan.

"RIKAVA" a P385 The first picture on this site is a P-365 (see link above). The second picture at this site is "RIKAVA" in her slip at Corpus Christi, a P-385 owned by Rich & Cathy V. rikava"at"gateway.net In Rich's words, "May 7, 98: We have a Pearson 385 It's a center cockpit with lots of room. We are moving aboard in 26mo for full time cruising. The boat is ready to go, we have had it 3yrs. and logged 3000+ cruising mi. not counting local sailing. Just moved it from Biloxi, MS. to Corpus Christi, TX. this spring. We love it, this boat has been cruised by the previous owner for 6yrs, West coast,Gulf, East coast,Bahamas, and they also loved it."

"FLYAWAY" Website 1984 Pearson 385, Hull #24, Lake Superior, Bayfield, Wisconsin, Owner: John Crabb (sail-flyaway"at"juno.com), available for captained charter (by the owner) or bareboat charter (through Superior Charters)

Jonathan Bailey's Pearson 385 CC Home Page (386 stuff too)

Bill Rogers' 385 Halcyon

Great Photo of 385 Detachment

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PEARSON 386

Pearson 386' drawings from 1984 brochure.

Jonathan Bailey's Pearson 385 CC Home Page includes a full color 1984 P-386 brochure

Pearson 386' Page 1

Pearson 386' Page 2

Pearson 386' Page 3

Pearson 386' Page 4

Pearson 386' Page 5

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PEARSON 39

Owner: "Capn' Dan" she his 1972 Pearson 39, hull #13, S/V Southern Cross. The URL is http://www.mindspring.com/~techstyle/southern.cross/beforenafter.htm

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PEARSON 390

This drawing was provided by Dan Pfeiffer, (dan"at"pfeiffer.net). Visit his Pearson 26 website athttp://dan.pfeiffer.net.

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PEARSON 40

Ray Crowdis (CROWDISR"at"dpl.ca) is compiling a list of Pearson 40 owners. Contact Ray if you'd like more information.

Lew (aPearson40"at"aol.com) wrote: Thought you might enjoy my site: Lew-Hill.com about a Pearson 40.

Chip Lawson chiplawson"at"attglobal.net) Provided the following web site URL which as photographs of his Pearson 40, "Passion", located in Treasure Island, FL.

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PEARSON RHODES 41

The 41' Rhodes Bounty II was originally designed in 1956 by Phil Rhodes (and Bill Garden), under commission from the Coleman Boat and Plastics Company in Sausilito, CA. One of the first boats to be built in fiberglass. It was essentially a fiberglass version of another of Rhodes designs, the 1955 wooden yawl, "Altair". Bill Garden was hired by CBPC to engineer the scantlings, develope tooling, and he did probably designed most of the deck. The structure and stability of this boat are its strong points, with the fiberglass being described as "thick as a plank". Pearson Yachts acquired the mold in 1962, moved it to the east coast and began production of the Rhodes 41. The Rhodes 41 design has additional value in that the keel used lead instead of iron ballast. Philip Rhodes also designed the Rhodes Reliant which is a little shorter and beamier than the Bounty II, it also used a lead ballast. Choy Lee, in Hong Kong, built a version called the Offshore 40, with lots of teak below and on deck, but they also used iron ballast. Pearson describes the 1962 Rhodes 41 as follows: Rhodes designed racer/cruiser, 40'=10" x 10'-3" x 5'-9", First publicly accepted fiberglass boat of such size. Sleeps six. Widely acclaimed for her racing ability and cruising comfort. CCA 28.0 est.

"Restless", a 35 year old Pearson Rhodes 41, owned by Ed Crawford of Easton, MD, took home the Lighthouse Trophy in the bi-annual Newport to Bermuda Yacht Race. "Restless" was the highest handicapped boat entered in the race and yet took home the coveted Lighthouse trophy for being first yacht in corrected time over the line.

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PEARSON 422

Pearson 422' drawings from 1984 brochure.

"MANANA" 1985 P-422, Hull # 24 Owned by Gary and Jana Soward (manana"at"ameritech.net)

The Pearson 422 Owners Website Gary and Jana Soward's Web Site. Scotty's Cove Marina, Grand Lake, OK. (manana"at"ameritech.net)

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PEARSON 424

Pearson 424A' drawings from 1984 brochure.

Pearson 424C' drawings from 1984 brochure.

Ray Cormier (Raycormier"at"aol.com) writes: We owned and sailed a P30 for 20 years and now have a P424. I have some pic of our boat and info about the 424 that I would be willing to share with other owners.

S/V WINGS, Bart & Leah Bolger, (wings424"at"worldnet.att.net) write: Our 424 page documents, with pictures and text, the preparations and upgrades we made to WINGS before we moved aboard in July 2000 and allows visitors to follow our travels down the East Coast and to the Bahamas since. We're now in our second year of full-time living aboard/cruising, headed from the Chesapeake again, and loving every minute. Visit thier website at http://www.wings424.net.

Pearson 424 Newsletter. New editors are Pat Noordsij and Dave Jones, on the DORIS E, Hull #178. 229 St. Croix Lane, Madison, WI 53705, (608) 233-4341, patn"at"n-js.net. The Newsletter is a great source of good information for 424 owners. Pat and Dave recently took over the editorship responsibilities, and are creatomg a Pearson 424 website, Pearson 424 Organization. info'at"pearson424.org

"Sarah" 1978 Pearson 424 ketch. Owner: John Stevenson, visit his Website here.

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PEARSON 43

"SHAZAM" is a 1969 P-43, owned by Capt. Rich Wittig (Wittig"at"bellsouth.net). Production 1968-1971. This model was only manufactured for four years and then Pearson came out with the Portsmouth 43 for the next six years. Capt. Wittig, states that he has "sailed her 27,000 NM with extensive upgrades. She is now for sale but you can use the photographs if you wish for your page." Capt. Wittig also provided scans of the 1969 brochure below.
At Anchor| Interior| Nav Station| Bow| Drawings| Spinnaker| Sailing| Sail Dimensions| LOA-LWL-etc.| Spec's 2

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PEARSON 530

Pearson 530' drawings from 1984 brochure.

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OTHER PEARSON SITES:

Click here for information on clothing embroidered with the "Pearson Yachts" Logo

Pearson History By Steve Mitchell, published in "Good Old Boats".

Pearson Yacht Owners' Association (National) Bill Lawrence,pearsoncurrent"at"pipeline.com, 28 Vesey St., Ste. 2172, New York, NY 1007, 718-789-7105, Annual dues are $36. Publishes the Pearson Current newsletter.

Pearson Sailing Association of the Chesapeake Bay (PSA)

Brown U. Alumni Article On The Pearson Cousins

Sailing Breezes article On Everett Pearson and TPI

Grumman History Page features Pearson Yachts and a link with additional pix.

Ed Vorbach's Pearson Brochures

Join the SailNet Pearson Mailing List

SailNet Pearson FTP Site

SailNet Email List Archives

www.pearsonyachts.com This could be the start of ??

Captain Ron's Sailing and Other Links

PearsonInfo.Net

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