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1978 Pearson 31

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This Pearson 31 is like two boats in one…great for cruising or racing. Beneath the surface of the water she’s hydrodynamically contemporary revealing, for its time, the latest design innovations. Inside she is a roomy (6’ headroom), beautifully built yacht with typical Pearson attention to quality. This nimble sloop is simple to sail, fun to overnight and easy to maintain which 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. Yes, she sails beautifully but that’s only half of the fun. A main salon is what makes arriving at a distant anchorage worthwhile. The pleasure of sailing hasn’t taken precedence over the joy of the arrival and a comfortable, peaceful anchorage visit. The L-shaped galley will please any on-board chef. The athwartship head features pullout vanity, a new toilet, shower, privacy doors, hanging locker and stowage alcoves. This boat has a water heater and an electric pump meaning that all the faucets and the shower work much like the ones in your home. Gear stowage above and below the settee berths, a V-filler makes into a seat, and a privacy door all make the forward cabin very comfortable. The Atomic 4 engine runs like a top. It has new plugs, plug wires, points, rotor, distributor cap, coil, starter solenoid, choke cable, transmission cable, throttle cable, and the fuel tank has been refurbished and a new fuel gauge installed. The water pump has been completely rebuilt. In other words, the engine is ready to go with no outstanding issues. And, all of the top side teak has been carefully stripped, sanded, and finished with five coats of high UV protection marine spar varnish to like new condition. This boat is ready for you to enjoy and sail away today.

Equipment on Board:

1978 Pearson 31

Sloop Rigged, Cruiser/Racer Sailboat

Boat Name

• Builder: Pearson Yacht Corporation, Portsmouth, RI
• Year Built: 1978 (features thick fiberglass hull)
• LOA: 31’ 0”
• Beam: 10’ 7”
• LWL: 25’
• Sail Area 465′
• Maximum Draft: 5’ 6”
• Displacement: 9,400 lbs
• Ballast: 3,800 lbs
• Mast Height: 47′ 1”
• Cabin Headroom: 6’
• Engine Brand: Medalist Universal Motors Atomic 4; 30h.p.; raw water cooled; gasoline
• PAR 3” Blower
Sails and Rigging
• Stainless Steel Rigging
• Boom Vang
• 110 Working Jib, 150 Genoa, 160 Genoa, and Spinnaker
• In-Board Genoa Tracks with Cars
• Two Jib Halyards
• Running Back Stays
• Spinnaker Pole
• Mast Winch – Lewmar #8 single speed
• Halyard Winches – (2) Lewmar #8 speeds
• Cockpit Winches – (2) Lewmar #25 and (2) Lewmar #40
• Fresh Water Tanks: (approx. 20 Gallons)
• Fuel Tank: (Monel 19 Gallons)
• 6’ Head Room in large, roomy Cabin
• Large table folds neatly out of way
• Nav Station with seating, desk, and plenty of storage
• Two Main Cabin Berths
• V Berth (sleeps two)
• Hot & Cold Pressurized Water (Head & Galley)
• Enclosed Head with Shower, Toilet (new Jabsco) with Jabsco self-priming Macerator Pump,
Vanity Sink, and Cabinets
• Two Opening Ports
• Two Cabin Hatches
• Two Nicro Vents; (1) 4” PowerVent 3000 and (1) 3” Day&Night 2000
• Hanging Locker & Various Storage Lockers Throughout
Galley Equipment
• Built-in Ice Chest
• Deep Stainless Steel Sink with pressurized Hot/Cold Water
• Various cabinets
• Navigation/Running Lights
• Shore Power
• Interior Lighting
• Battery Charger, Charles Marine model 93 20 amp
• AC/DC Switch Panel
• Multiple 110V Outlets
• Hot Water Heater; QuikFlo 4 gallon
• Fresh Water Pump; new Jabsco 4.3 gpm with Jabsco Accumulator Tank and in-line Strainer
• Fresh Water Pump; new foot operated Whale/Henderson MK5 Universal Pump
• Automatic (new) Rule-Mate Electric Bilge Pump (1,100 gpm);
(1) new Whale/Henderson hand diaphragm bilge pump;
(1) PAR electric diaphragm bilge pump
Systems & Electronics & Navigational Gear
• Compass; bulkhead mounted by Aqua Meter
• VHF Radio
• Depth Sounder – Standard Horizon DS45
• Speed Log – Standard Horizon SL10
Deck and Hull
• Shallow 5’6″ Keel
• Stainless Steel Bow & Stern Pulpit Rails
• Molded-in Non-skid Deck
• Tiller Steering; custom made 52” (mahogany & ash) with tiller extension
• Teak Helmsman Seat
• Two Cockpit Storage Lockers
• Square Transom
• Stainless Steel Swim Ladder
• On Deck Anchor Locker
• 2 Danforth Anchors (one 12lb. and one 13lb.) with Chain and Line
• Stainless Steel Stanchions with Lifelines and boarding gate
Additional Equipment
• Two Fire Extinguishers
• Docking Lines
• Fenders

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