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Steering, Rudder, Hull / Re: rudder post construction
« Last post by annef53 on March 20, 2019, 11:37:56 PM »
Spade. I was planning a haul out late August. I would really like to get in some summer sailing. Any suggestions for a temp fix?I though about drilling a hole through the fiberglass housing in 3 places or so and injecting a stiff mix of epoxy mixed with glass to shim bushing in place. I know I will have to grind all that out when I do the replacement but I thought I could buy a few months.
P36 General Discussion / Re: P36-2 Refit
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on March 20, 2019, 10:55:27 AM »
Water Heater:  We have a stainless 6 gallon Seaward, model F700. Uses both engine coolant and AC for heating. It's going on 12 years with no problems.
Steering, Rudder, Hull / Re: rudder post construction
« Last post by Rusty Pelican on March 20, 2019, 07:53:52 AM »
Is your rudder a spade or a skeg hung rudder?
If spade, the rule of thumb is no movement of the rudder at all.
With a skeg hung you can live with 1/4 paly
Steering, Rudder, Hull / Re: rudder post construction
« Last post by annef53 on March 19, 2019, 07:12:03 PM »
upon further inspection I found that the housing I described is only that(part of the interior liner). Behind that is what appears to be a fiberglass tube housing through which the rudder stock travels on its way to the hull outlet. Then at the point where that tube ends and the rudder stock comes out just below the quadrant, there is a white 'Marlon" bushing. That is where I have found about a 1/4" of play.
Any opinions about this play and if I need to replace the bushing?
Steering, Rudder, Hull / Re: rudder post construction
« Last post by annef53 on March 18, 2019, 09:03:52 AM »
I should add that my boat is the 31-2 from 1987.
Steering, Rudder, Hull / rudder post construction
« Last post by annef53 on March 18, 2019, 01:09:09 AM »
Hi All,
I was out last weekend in the SF Bay and heard a slapping sound below the helm. I removed the cover plate to where the emergency rudder connects and saw that there was some play side to side in the post(or whatever I was staring at that sits on top of it). Back at the slip I removed the panels in the quarter berth to reveal the steering bits and pieces. Just below the radial quadrant there is a collar with a large set screw and below that the fiberglass housing that surrounds the rudder post. In that there appears to be a gap partially filled with what might be packing material found in a stuffing box. This pass thru area is where the "play" is coming from. Can anyone tell me what I'm looking at, what to do about it, and finally, why am I down here on such a beautiful day?
P36 General Discussion / P36-2 Refit
« Last post by Impetuous on March 17, 2019, 11:12:59 AM »
Nice to read all these posts about the Pearson 36-2. I have a 1987, hull #141 that we bought new. It has sailed extensively all over the east coast and Caribbean, and has held up well thoughout – even while in a charter fleet a few years in the 90’s. Unfortunately, she was out of the water for several years recently without much TLC so she showed the neglect.I am in the middle of a major refit, hoping to nurse her back to her original glory.

I went ahead and made the plunge to replace all the portlights.  I am in the middle of the portlight change.  I just finished replacing 9 portlights with Lewmars. I strongly considered the New Found Metals discussed elsewhere, but in the end the cost (given everything else I’m doing) forced me to the Lewmars. I still have to replace the two angled lights, as the new replacements dont fit exactly and will require a little glass work..

I removed much of the teak interior and am replacing/refinishing those pieces.

I came across a brand new (002 engine hours) Yanmar 3HM35F, so rather than rebuild our engine with 5000+ hours I’m replacing it, which gave me the excuse to completely powerclean the entire bilge area. In that process, I decided to replace some of the wiring laid through the bilge as much of the sheathing was deteriorated or just plain messy.  Also tackled the waterheater (does anyone know of a good water heater that doesnt disintegrate in five years?)

I’m also rebuilding the galley area and replacing the laminate top with Corion. Any one have any idea what the black coating on the underside of the stainless steel sink is? I imagine it might be for heat protection from engine. I managed to remove it all, it peeled off relatively easily with help of a razor. Now I’m wondering if I need to replace it with new paint (?) or just leave it bare.

Also – any ideas about replacing the electrical panel? I’m considering using a Blue Seas combined AC/DC panel with 6 AC and 19 AC breakers. The old Nova panel needs replacement and just looks a little too tired.  Also replaced black backing (on which panel is mounted) with teak.  30 years of different size radios, SSBs, stereos, IPOD charges, etc have rendered that black panel pretty unusable.  Amazing how a nice piece of teak brightens the whole nav station.

I have thousands of questions but am having good fun draining my wallet in this endeavor!
Boat Handling / Re: Jib only handling
« Last post by selene on March 15, 2019, 11:35:55 AM »
I can't talk to the 303, but the 323 has surprisingly good performance with jib alone. I can point almost as high - if not as high - as jib+main.  After friendly pushback from a sailing instructor, I took him out for a sail - he was "surprised".

In fact, if it is blowing up to 25kn, I often sail with jib alone; or at lower speeds, when I am overpowered, I let the main luff (yeah, ugly).

Of course, with the 323 having the jib sheets led to the toerail, "pointing as high as main alone" is not really that impressive. I can only tack through around 110 degrees!
Boat Handling / Jib only handling
« Last post by MangoCats on March 13, 2019, 11:25:10 PM »
I have a new-to-me 303 (aka porker, nearly 11' beam and only 4'4" draft) and just got the jib-furler halyard replaced, took her out today in ~15kn of "fresh breeze," sailing jib only.  Seems that, even with the sail tracks 1' inboard, best I can make with jib only is a beam reach - pointed as high into the wind as we could on the way out, tacked and did the same on the way back and our return track was stubbornly parallel to the outbound track.  I'm assuming that a little participation from the main could help us point higher, but just didn't need it today - was making 5+kn on jib only, even when furled to about 70% - fully unfurled is around 110% and that was uncomfortable in 15kn of puffy breeze (complaints from the galley crew), and barely any faster.

Does this track with other Pearsons' handling experience?
Sails, Canvas, & Structures / Re: Cockpit cushions for 1986 Pearson 28-2
« Last post by sawdustr86 on March 12, 2019, 11:45:53 AM »
Michael, I have a complete extra set. They were original factory cushions . Most of them are in very good shape. Two of them could use some work. If you are interested, you can have them. FOB central North Carolina.
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