1988 Pearson P-37, Yanmar Diesel 34 HP, Hours 1400 Honda Portable Generator, Mariner 3 bank Battery Charger 2019, Doyle Mainsail sail pack , Seafrost Marine icebox refrigeration.2017, Dickinson Marine propane cooktop.2017, 34 Gal. aluminum fuel tank.2017, 30 Gal polyethylene holding tank.2017, Garmin GPS 50 Series.2017, Lewmar chain windlass.2016, Raymarine autopilot.2010, (approx)Standing rigging.2009, (approx)130% Genoa 2008, (approx)Mermaid 7000 BTU a/c 2007. (approx)Seaward 5 gal hot water heater 2007 (approx)
Owner sold House Must Sell Ready to Cruise
Zodiac Cadet 250 and Daihatsu 6hp motor..2015 The last bottom paint in 2017. The two larger deck Lewmar hatches were replaced about 6 years ago as well as most of the portlight plexiglass panels. This is a very nice vessel and has all you need to go cruising.
This particular 37 was designed to meet the IOR rule, and double as a family cruiser. This boat was launched in 1981; production totaled 42 and lasted only a few years. It is not to be confused with another Pearson 37 that was aimed specifically at the cruising market and manufactured from 1987-89. The re-designed hull shape of the second 37 is more conventional, with a greater 12′ 4″ beam. The 4’ 8″ shoal draft keel for gunkholers, and winglets were added, which some owners say slightly improved its pointing ability.Other cruising additions were a self-tacking jib, lazy jacks, and a mainsail with a built-in sail cover that zipped over the boom à la the Doyle Stack Pack.
The earlier Pearson 37 was one of 43 boats Bill Shaw designed during his 27-plus year tenure at Pearson Yachts.
“I designed the boat for sailors who wanted to race their boats in IOR and PHRF fleets, then jettison the crew, pick up the wife and children, and go cruising,” he said. “The hull design was state-of-the-art, if you will, and she was furnished with a comfortable, though lightweight, interior.”
The IOR influence is evident in the pinched ends and bustle.
The boat carries plenty of sail for its intended purpose; the high aspect mainsail measures 276 sq. ft. and the foretriangle 363 sq. ft. for a total of 639 sq. ft. This give the boat a sail area/displacement ratio of 18.7. Standard gear also included a “big boy” that is tacked to a 36″ track with adjustable car. The spinnaker is 1,302 sq. ft.
Displacing 12,800 lbs. on a waterline of 30′ 1-1/2″, the 37’s displacement/length ratio is 195. This is not light by today’s standards, but light to moderate for its time.
The rudder is behind a small skeg and there are flaps to minimize drag. All through-hulls are flush.
Accommodations are significantly more comfortable than today’s modern race boat. The hulls are lined with spruce and hickory, cabin soles are teak and holly, and the head and master stateroom are enclosed with wooden doors. There are berths for seven, which you might fill on an overnight race, but that’s too many for cruising.
In typical Pearson fashion, the early 37’s construction schedule and hardware have conservative specifications.
“Our approach was to evaluate loads and then build in a 30-percent fudge factor,” Shaw said.
The lamination schedule for the balsa-cored hull included alternating layers of mat and roving, “to provide impact resistance,” Shaw said. The deck is cored with balsa. Plywood was substituted in areas where hardware fastens.
The keel-stepped mast is tapered with double spreaders. The upper, intermediate and lower shrouds are #8, #10 and #12 Navtec rod, and stays are #10 rod. There also is a babystay that fastens to a short track on deck.
Our test boat, which was commissioned in 1981, wears its age well. The gelcoat is smooth and fair, and shows few signs of crazing; the diamond nonskid was effective during rainy test conditions. Double lifelines running from bow to stern, coupled with a 2″ teak toerail and cabintop handrails, provide security when heeled.
Halyards are inside the mast, a bit unusual on boats of this vintage. They run through turning blocks attached to the mast collar to four two-speed Lewmar 42 winches mounted on deck just aft of the mast. For windward work, when tight sheeting angles are required, the jib sheets are led aft through two cars on tracks located inboard next to the cabintop. For sailing downwind, they can be re-led to tracks on the toerail. The primary winches are three-speed Lewmar 48s.
Flattener, reef lines and other sail controls are led to two-speed Lewmar 30s mounted atop the coachroof within easy reach of the trimmer; standard equipment was four stainless steel cleats that we would replace with modern rope clutches.
The boat is well ventilated by two hatches, one 26″ square over the forepeak and a second, 12″ square, over the head.
The cockpit measures 8′ 6″ and seats 6-8 adults on comfortably contoured seats. In fact, Shaw probably designed the most ergonomic cockpit seats of any designer doing production boats. The helmsman sits atop a rounded seat while under power, then moves to seats in the cockpit corners for sightlines to the telltales.
Boats came with a 40″ stainless steel destroyer wheel with less than two turns lock to lock.
Owner sold house and boat slip, Must sell ready to Cruise
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