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1978 Pearson 323

New Bern, North Carolina, United States
$18,500 USD
Condition: Good

PRICED TO SELL!!!

A proven solid built Bill Shaw design Coastal Cruiser. This masthead sloop is a wonderful, comfortable, and capable yacht. Located in NW Creek near New Bern. Feel free to contact me for more information and to set up a viewing.

Equipment: Sails and Rigging 130% Genoa-Reconditioned and in great shape-2020’ -Roller Furling

Main 4 partial battens-heavy Duty-Reconditioned and in great shape-2020’-3 reef points-

Symmetrical Spinnaker w/ pole

Running Rigging New England Ropes- Main Sheet, Traveler, Vang, Main and Genoa Halyard-2021’

-Dyneema topping lift-2021’ -lazy jacks

Standing Rigging -All new 21’

Chainplates removed, polished, inspected, rebed- 21’

New Custom Aluminum mast step-mast boot-2021

Engine Volvo diesel MD-11C-with Raycor Filter -25 gallon fuel -Max Prop-just serviced -Dripless Shaft seal -New freshwater pump

Electrical Batteries 2019 Battery charger-very nice Bluesea breaker panel and fuses- GFI-house outlets Raymarine Depth and Speed i50-21’ Raymarine Autopilot Garmin 540 Chartplotter VHF with remote mic- new shakespeare antennae-2021 Fans and House lights LED Spreader Lights-2019 New Masthead light USB Charger

Ground Tackle 2 anchors-CQR and Bruce with Chain and 3 Strand Rode

Extras -Sailcover -Soft Bimini -Custom Teak Helm Seat -All interior teak refinished and beautiful -Natures Head Composting Toilet -30 amp Shore Power Cord -Aft Swim Ladder -Dinghy Motor Mount on Aft Rail -NEW Upholstery- New marine foam and Sunbrella fabric -Dickenson Diesel Heater -AC hotwater Heater

Galley -2 burner stove and oven LP gas-5lb connection -70 gal water storage-3 tanks-new whale gusher foot pump -Alder Barbor 12v Fridge

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Specs

Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
31 11 / 9.8 m
Waterline Length
27 5 / 8.4 m
Beam
10 5 / 3.2 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m
Displacement
12,800 lb / 5,806 kg
Ballast
4,500 lb / 2,041 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
477′² / 44.3 m²
Total Sail Area
477′² / 44.3 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
194′² / 18 m²
P
35 11 / 11 m
E
10 9 / 3.3 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
284′² / 26.3 m²
I
41 0 / 12.5 m
J
13 10 / 4.2 m
Forestay Length
43 3 / 13.2 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
30 gal / 114 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
70 gal / 265 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
1

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.6 kn
Classic: 7.03 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.55 knots
Classic formula: 7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.0
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
13.95
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
35.2
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

35.15
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
275.0
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
274.96
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
31.6
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
31.6
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.7
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.71
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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