Pearson 31, 1978, Deale, Maryland, $25,000, price reduced 2/15/09 to $20,000, sold 5/20/09

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1978 Pearson 31 Hull #2

  • A Bay Champion Needs a New Home

    It will be hard to outgrow this great first boat.

    Well maintained and custom rigged for performance, this sloop is ready and easy to sail. I can get the huge mainsail up one handed with the smoothly redone mast track and down, wrapped and sail tied in about a minute. The oversize Genoa and included working jib furl handily on the forestay and a spinnaker pole and mast track support a beautiful rainbow spinnaker seen in the pictures below. Not seen is the re]cut and full batten upgrade to the mainsail and the new 2 speed main sheeting system to make best use of this new found power. PHRF ratings span from 160 to 174 and the boat earned a fair share of silver racing on the Bay and in Florida. I've had her doing 5.5 knots with only a third of her mainsail hoisted in 18 knots, 2.5 knots with bare poles in the same wind. Not tender but agile, she is a light boat made to perform on the Chesapeake Bay or similar coastal cruising environs with winds of 5 to 15 knots being typical. She'll tack through 60 degrees in the high side of this range and will always provide half the apparent wind speed or more when properly trimmed with the customized running backstay rig. Thousands of dollars in work to make this nimble sloop simple to sail, fun to overnight and easy to maintain ensures that you can quickly learn and become expert with her sailing yet never tire of her smooth performance, jaunty but comfortable heel, easy docking and timeless design. Race polars, operations checklists, maintenance manuals and spare parts round out this offer to ensure the boat is ready for you to sail away.

    8' Apex inflatable dingy & 4HP outboard motor comes with the boat.

  • Fresh bottom fairing and paint has only one season of use.
  • Sails recut and serviced have only one season of use.
  • New ST-60 instruments: wind, depth, wind linked autopilot
  • New fuel tank and fuel system.
  • VHS Radio and new/current required equipment.
  • Yanmar 2GMF diesel engine complete overhaul with new panel & engine mounts.
  • New balanced prop shaft for better motoring.
  • Electrical and plumbing redone all in Summer of 2007.
  • 200w stereo subwoofer and custom marine audio system fills cockpit with music.
  • Teak interior refinished this year.
  • Awlgrip beautiful blue topsides.
  • Boat is being carefully kept in storage awaiting your inspection.

    Shipment/Delivery from Deale, MD is buyer's responsibility.

  • Length LOA 31.0'
  • Length Water Line 25.0'
  • Beam 10.6'
  • Draft 5.5'
  • Displacement 9,400#
  • Ballast 3,800#
  • Sail Area 465'

    Hi David,
    Yes the boat sold last week. Thanks.
    Deale, Maryland

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