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For Sale and Wanted / 1974 Pearson P26 FREE in NJ
« Last post by Black.Beard on October 14, 2018, 11:08:27 AM »
Long story short; I got the boat on craigslist.. someone was giving it away. I got the title, and spent the entire summer cleaning garbage out of it. Could not afford the slip, someone towed it to a municipal marina and told me I had a mooring until the end of the season. a month later I come to find out that I didnt have the mooring and that it was parked there illegally. I never even sailed it. Its got 2 sails, I have a 3rd genoa. No motor. the Hull is okay I think (it floats and was towed about a nautical mile with no issues. It needs a hatch, but I covered it with a tarp. I sealed a port on the starboard side that was leaking. There as water damage, but its a free project boat. The boat is located in Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina on a mooring. I'm giving it away as soon as possible. No organization wants it... it needs to be removed ASAP. Contact me if youre interested and can get it. Will give you a bill of sale and a clean title.



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Mechanical and Plumbing Systems / Composting head updates?
« Last post by Eddy on October 12, 2018, 03:22:51 PM »
I see several members were in the process of installing a composting head but didn't see any posts on how they were working
 I'm interested in updates I was thinking of converting to one.
Engine, Fuel System, & Drive System / Re: simple oil change
« Last post by on October 11, 2018, 01:31:41 PM »
Thank you for replying. I'm most excited to learn about the "project" page (was not aware)! My engine is the Atomic and I'm feeling confident enough. Still searching for the oil filter!
Engine, Fuel System, & Drive System / Re: simple oil change
« Last post by admin on October 10, 2018, 07:31:39 AM »
Here are the steps for an oil change (on projects web page):

Engine, Fuel System, & Drive System / Re: Raw water? Fresh water? Huh?
« Last post by on October 09, 2018, 09:28:04 PM »
OK. I get it. I'll look tomorrow night. i really appreciate your expertise!! Thank you.
Engine, Fuel System, & Drive System / Re: Raw water? Fresh water? Huh?
« Last post by popeye323 on October 08, 2018, 11:02:53 PM »
All the 323 engines take in lake or seawater to cool them. The difference between raw water cooling and fresh water cooling is the presents of a heat exchanger, A heat exchanger is a device where two liquids pass through separately but never mix. In a raw water cooled boat there is no heat exchanger and the external water source either lake or sea water is run though the engine block for cooling, In a fresh water cooled boat there is a heat exchanger  were the raw water source is used to cool the antifreeze that circulates inside the engine block.  Take a close look at you engine and see if you can find an antifreeze tank, very similar to your car. On my Volvo MD11c engine the  heat exchanger is a round tube about 16 inches long and 2 inches in diameter with 4 hose connections of raw water and antifreeze to enter and exit. It is located right above the exhaust manifold.   I hope that help
Engine, Fuel System, & Drive System / Raw water? Fresh water? Huh?
« Last post by on October 08, 2018, 01:23:31 PM »
My Atomic 4 takes in "lake" water (my word).

Is this considered Raw? or Fresh?  Is there also antifreeze lurking somewhere in there? The manual makes it sound as if there are two kinds of fluid in there. truly a rookie here!
Engine, Fuel System, & Drive System / simple oil change
« Last post by on October 08, 2018, 01:17:37 PM »
Just wanting a basic outline of an oil change. Bought the manual and it might be over my head. ? !  Do I use my new pump to empty it out?
For Sale and Wanted / Beautiful P30 For Sale
« Last post by TWC53@AOL.COM on October 05, 2018, 07:24:11 PM »
This is a classic 1973 Pearson 30 (P-30).  She has been well maintained and is a beautiful boat. She does not show her age. 

The boat is an excellent family cruiser or PHRF racer.  She is responsive and fun to sail.  A solid boat, no soft spots.  Sleeps 6, V-berth forward with double & single berths and a quarter berth in the main salon.  Stand up head, shower, holding tank, pressure water.  Freshwater wash-down in cockpit.  Tiller has been replaced with wheel.  Atomic 4 engine with all the upgrades suggested by Moyer Marine, runs great.  Engine was professionally rebuilt 5 years ago.  Folding prop.

6:1 main sheet, adjustable, line controlled main and sheet travelers.  Stainless steel rudder post and replaced bushings.  There are many favorable reviews on the P-30, this is one of the best maintained of a wonderful boat.  The boat has been cleaned and bottom painted with ablative bottom paint, so she is ready to be launched and sailed away. . Health forces the sale of this boat that I’ve owned since 1992. 

More photos on request -

$7,500.00 or make an offer.

Extensive list of equipment & sails, see below:

Asymmetrical Spinnaker
Tri-radial Spinnakers (two)
Radial Head Spinnakers (two)
Cross Cut Spinnaker
170% genoa
150% genoa (two)
¾ Batten Main
Spinnaker Sock

Harkin Roller Furler
Line Adjustable Sheet Cars
Spinnaker Pole
Whisker Pole
Auto Pilot
SS Steering Wheel
Back Stay Adjuster
Boom Vang
Self-Tailing 40s Lewmar Winches (Genny - two)
40s Lewmar Winches (Spinnaker - two)
Folding Prop.

Two VHF Radios
Autohelm Self-Steering
30 Amp Dock Power Cord
AC Power
Battery Charger

Dodger (old)
Screens (Hatch & Companion Way)
Cockpit Cushions
Alcohol Stove
Davit/Outboard Hoist
Cockpit Table
All Sheets & Halyards (including light air)
Removable Swim Platform
Shade Awning
“Lifesling” Rescue System
Man-Overboard Bouy
First Aid Kit
Anchors (Principal, Secondary, both Danforths & Plow)

For Sale and Wanted / Re: Ariel #1 For Sale
« Last post by admin on October 04, 2018, 07:53:36 AM »
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