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General Discussion / Re: 28-2 fin or shoal keel
« on: October 07, 2023, 11:42:03 AM »
To my knowledge there is no way to determine the keel type with the Pearson HIN. 

But with that said, there is a number (after the month indicator) that has not been identified from our extensive research.  This digit in the HIN still remains a mystery.  It would be great if anyone out there could come forward with more factory specifics.

Thanks for the tip. 

I also like Sailors Exchange in St Augustine. They are smaller but have a nice secure Ebay page:

Here is Bacon Sail's and Marine Supplies webpage, also on Ebay

All links have been added to the Pearson Yachts Parts webpage.

Sails and Canvas / Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« on: October 31, 2022, 08:59:44 AM »
the leech.

New Member Introductions / Re: New Countess 44 Owner
« on: October 24, 2022, 07:53:09 AM »
Welcome to the Pearson family of boat owners!  As a representative administrator for this website I would be glad to upload/host any documentation you have for the beautiful Countess 44 here on

Best of luck on your restoration!

Sails and Canvas / Re: Looking for a used 95% Jib - P323
« on: October 18, 2022, 05:19:56 PM »
Sure you can have your jib cut down if it is still in good condition.  I did it for several smaller boats with a lot of success when I was doing sail repair, from which I am semi-retired now.  You'll want to contact your local sailmaker to take a look at the sail.

P323 / Re: P323 Registry?
« on: December 11, 2021, 04:11:46 PM »
There are about 450 forum members indicating P323 ownership. But that number is an exaggeration since it includes duplicates of many "old" owners who have since sold their boats.  I will see what I can do about extracting an updated registry -- maybe a project for the dark days of winter. 

Engine and Drive Train / Pearson bronze shaft strut and D&R Marine
« on: October 23, 2021, 10:08:24 AM »
As the website administrator I received the following info from a Pearson owner regarding a parts resource.   

I have a Pearson 323 and my shaft strut was worn out.  After lots of research and some luck I found a guy who claims to have bought the original molds.  He is casting me a new replacement.  I wanted to share this information with any and all Pearson owners as it was very hard to find and not linked to common search engines.

here you go:

D&R Marine Inc.
PO Box 921
14 Water Street
Assonet, MA 02702

 I understand the D&R Marine may be up for sale (retirement) --- it would be good to update this site with any information regarding new owners.

Hi Pearson folk. Just off phone with Rudy at D and R Marine he is retiring and looking for buyer.

Oct 15, 2021, Reply to above:
Not surprising, he already has a handful of interested parties....putting the word out here as courtesy just in case someone here might have interest or know of person or company that might like the opportunity to own D and R Marine.

I am new to the Pearson family and in just 2 years I have found it remarkable how often D and R, and Rudy come up in discussion as a go-to resource.

I have spoken to Rudy a few times about my boat and my P30 salvage project. He is always busy and still patient, welcoming, and helpful.  So much knowledge and experience, good human being.  I hope he finds a great buyer and a way to share some of the legacy Pearson and O'Day knowledge and expertise that he has accumulated which his simply priceless.

P36 / Looking for line drawings
« on: October 17, 2021, 09:33:44 AM »
Posted on behalf of P36 owner:

      I am looking for the lines drawings of the Pearson 36 , to make a half model for our retiring commodore.  Any leads as to where Bill Shaws designs went to?  I can possibly use the plan and profile views but as a professional Modelmaker, I really want to use a lines drawing.
    Any help here on this?

For Sale and Wanted / Model Sailboat - Pearson 34 Cutter
« on: May 24, 2021, 07:08:00 PM »
Classified ad posted on behalf of John in Delaware:

My family owned a lovely Pearson 34 Cutter - Hull number 50.  My dad, John C. Wik, was a very skilled boat model maker completing several hand crafted wooden models of notable boats.  These included the Emma C. Berry as well as a model of a whale boat from the C. W. Morgan.  Each was hand made and to exact scale. 

In addition to these two notable boats, Dad made a model of his Pearson 34 Cutter “Strommen”.  (He had the boat built at the yard and would go up and see it weekly during construction.)

I do not know what has happened to this boat, but I have the Model and would like to see if I could find a good home for it.  It is truly a work of art. 

Could you please pass this information and pictures along to members of your forum.  I can be contacted at or by phone / text at 302-383-9923.

I am including some photos below.

Thank you,

John Wik
New Castle, DE

General Discussion / Re: Post Video
« on: February 14, 2021, 03:07:31 PM »
Video's will likely exceed the 4M attachment limitation on the forum - I would concur with Dolce_Vita's recommendation to upload to YouTube or Vimeo.

Pearson Sailboats 36-39ft / MOVED: questions re P36-2 performance
« on: November 17, 2020, 07:40:43 PM »

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