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1965 Pearson Commander

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

For complete details & many, many pictures of the work (& some great adventures) please Google: ‘Pearson Commander Mephisto Cat’ .
– All new Gel Coat inside & out. This boat is not painted. This is a solid coat of Gelcoat which makes this boat look & feel as brand new from the factory. It is squeaky clean Inside & out.

– This boat has a dry bilge.

– Every bit of hardware & fastener is new. This includes the stainless Chainplates, Aluminum Mast base, standing & running rigging, clutches, sailtrack fasteners, all sailing hardware, etc.

– Structural upgrades were undertaken including chainplate knee reinforcement (I do singlehand her offshore…) I’ve done my bit of professional off-shore-rig & naval vessel design so this was a lot of fun for me… I also had a hand in designing the trailer (described below).

– All new teak bright-work. Inside & out. The beautiful Coambings are original — but in amazing & excellent shape. Each coambing is made from a 14″ x 10′ plank of ¾” Teak. . . Try pricing those today!

– The mast was acid-etched, primed & beautifully painted.

– I made a navigation table with an inlaid map.

– Brand new cushions all around.

– All LED lighting fitted onto the original chrome brass fittings.

– All original brass fittings & hardware professionally re-plated.

– Motor Propulsion is via an outboard that is hidden in the lazarette which puts it out of view, and avoids the wet / oily bilge that typically comes with an inboard. Maintenance is a breeze.

– Great for shorthanded / singlehanded sailing. All lines lead to cockpit, end-boom mainsheet, etc.

The trailer:
I am willing to sell together with the boat – or separately…

The trailer is all steel Hot-dipped galvanized with sealed wiring, and flush-equipped brakes for safe dipping in salt water. It is also equipped with an extra axle at the front end. I designed my trailer built with bunks to spread the load & for more gentle support while launching, recovering & towing. (The trailer was professionally Manufactured by ‘Loadmaster trailers’).

Equipment on Board:

I am moving back East and will consider reasonable offers… I will consider selling boat & trailer separately… Equipment list:
->Custom Trailer Manufactured by loadmaster trailers.
Nissan 6hp o/b motor with
Wooden / collapsible o/b motor stand.
– Extra Gear lube / motor oil for motor
– Davis Motor ‘Caddy’ (a motor handle made from webbing – that is handy for moving the motor around)
– Motor bag (for when you want to leave the motor in the well for a few days – just fill with fresh water to keep growth off…)
– 2 Sail Bags
– 3 Shaefer Jib cars for racing jibtrack.
– Stainless Solar powered air circulation vent
– Boat hook
– Whisker pole (Telescopic)
– Winch covers, sail covers, and brightwork cover.
– A couple of cans of Epifanes varnish (I highly reccommend this stuff!)
– Power cord with adapter.
– Safety flare kit (Hand flares Shot-gun type)
– Fire extinguisher
– All new cushions – interior.
– Porta potty
– All gel-coat cleaners, wax, & polishes.
– 4 to 6 guest-lifejackets.
– Trowable PFDs (at least 2)
– Manual water pump
– 2 Anchors with rode (both have partial chain rode in addition to line

– 4 Docklines w’ chafing leathers Spare with chafing gear fitted for both Bow / stern use.
– 1 (-maybe 2) Flexible water tanks
– 5 or 6 fenders
– Teak Flagpole and class burgee
– Spare Rigging tape
– A few Rigging spares bits & pieces (pins, etc.)
– Solvents, spare bits, and extra gelcoat for any work you may need to do.
– All documentation for boat and Boat owner’s manual as edited by the association

Sail inventory:
100% Jib (Excellent condition – crispy)
Main (Excellent condition – crispy)
135% jib (Very good condition)
180% Jib (Like new)
Storm jib (Good condition)
Spinnaker (Only used a few times — no rips/ repairs)

Pearson Commander
Pearson Commander
Pearson Commander
Pearson Commander
Pearson Commander
Pearson Commander
Pearson Commander
I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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