1976 Pearson Ensign

Medford, New Jersey, United States
$5,399 USD
Condition: good

Hull #: 1601
Spinnaker Rigged?: Yes
Location: Medford, NJ

Motor?: Yes
Roller Furling?: Yes, Snapfurl (New Un-istalled Foil)
Trailer?: Yes

Boat Description: Built in 1976. Teak cockpit. Boat has has original gel coat. Barrier coat under anti-fowling

Motor Description: 4 hp outboard in running condition.

Sails Description: Two mainsail, 3 jibs and 1 spinnakers.

Trailer Description: LoadRite with Bunks

Boat Title?: Yes
Price Status: Negotiable
Trailer Title?: No, but have registration and notarized transfer documents

Boat Cover?: Cockpit Cover
Lifting Eyes?: No
Jack Stands?: Yes
Cradle?: No

Equipment:
Spinnaker Pole?: Yes
Travel Equipment?: No

Depth gauge?: No
Speedometer?: No
GPS?: No
Wind Instruments?: Yes, windvane

Compass Type(s)?: No
# of Fenders: Two
# of Life Jackets: Two
Bilge Pump(s)?: Manual

New Running lines to be installed by new owner.

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About the Pearson Ensign

Designer
Carl Alberg
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Association
Ensign Class - USA
# Built
1776
Hull Type
Fin Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
22 6 / 6.9 m
Waterline Length
16 9 / 5.1 m
Beam
6 11 / 2.1 m
Draft
2 11 / 0.9 m
Displacement
3,000 lbs / 1,361 kg
Ballast
1,200 lbs / 544 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
245 ft2 / 22.8 m2
Total Sail Area
234.5 ft2 / 21.8 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
140.8 ft2 / 13.1 m2
P
25 5 / 7.8 m
E
11 1 / 3.4 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
93.8 ft2 / 8.7 m2
I
25 0 / 7.6 m
J
7 6 / 2.3 m
Forestay Length
26 1 / 8 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.48 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.85
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
40.0
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
284.99
heavy
Comfort Ratio
18.67
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.94
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

In 1959 Carl Alberg was commissioned by Pearson Yachts to design a 22-foot cruiser suitable for racing in the Midget Ocean Racing Club (MORC). This was the ELECTRA, which had a masthead rig, a small, self-bailing cockpit, and a cabin with galley space, head and bunks. About 350 ELECTRAS were built over the next six years.

Pearson dealers surmised that prospective Electra buyers might prefer the boat with a larger cockpit and smaller cabin. They passed the information along to Pearson, who subsequently asked Alberg to design a day sailor, suitable for one-design racing, based on the ELECTRA hull.

Other changes made included moving the mast six inches s forward, increasing the area of the mainsail, and reducing the height of the fore triangle.

The ELECTRA DAY SAILOR, as it was first called, was an instant success: 219 were sold in the first year (1962). At this time, the first class racing was organized (Fleet #l, out of Larchmont, New York).

The next year saw 213 more boats built and nine more fleets formed - in Houston, Texas; Hingham, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Huntington and Port Washington, New York, Miami, Florida; Gibson Island, Maryland; and Falmouth, Maine.
The last known builder (2003) was Ensign Spars Inc. of Dunedin, FL (USA).

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