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1983 Pearson 303

Pensacola, Florida, United States
$23,000 USD
Condition: Good

S/V Betty Jean has been thoroughly loved and enjoyed during our ownership. She is a blast to sail, easy to single hand and just an all around beautiful sailboat. During the past year, she has had many upgrades. Many nights spent out on the hook with the family.

Below is a list of upgrades and maintenance over the past year:

While on the hard -New Ablative bottom paint 7/21 -re-packed stuffing box 7/21 -Sump box installed for fridge and A/c drain. Dry Bilge 7/21 -New vinyl stripes and lettering 7/21 -hull buffed and waxed 7/21 -New bilge switch 7/21

Past Year -Installed teak swim deck. deck is mounted on removeable brackets and is easily removeable -Installed new teak at pulpit -Rebuilt engine control panel in cockpit (new ignition, buzzer, new kill switch and cable, new faceplate) -Installed backing plates to strengthen dinghy davits -New companionway wood and new clear acrylic -rebuilt hatches (sand, paint, gasket, tinted acrylic) -All new ductwork for A/C (works great, even at anchor with generator powering the boat) -Installed new Vizio smart TV -Installed new travelers on main sail -new West Marine 6-1/2” speakers added in cockpit -lubed shift cable and adjusted linkage -cleaned up all electrical wiring with soldered connections and heat shrink tubing for water tight seals

Past Month -Changed oil/filter -changed fuel filter -changed raw water impeller -cleaned raw water strainer -inspected all clamps/hoses -bottom cleaned monthly

Additional info: -Yanmar engine comes with lots of spare parts (filters, alternator, fuel pump, water pump, belts, hoses and gaskets) -All maintenance and equipment manuals are included and have been extremely helpful to have on hand -New LED bulbs for spreader lights (not yet installed) -New LED Masthead fixture (not yet installed) -lots of additional lines -new bumpers 2021 -new dock lines 2021

Equipment: -sails/rigging 2018 -Garmin GPS MAP 702 chart plotter -Raymarine Smart Pilot X-5 auto pilot -Mastervolt Power charger battery -Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 VHF -West Marine receiver stereo and speakers (2021) -Garmin Wind/Speed -Rule bilge pump -Sump box (a/c, fridge) 2021 -MarineAir a/c -Lifesling -5 life jackets (1 for a canine) -Bruce anchor 33lbs. -flares -horn -dehumidifier -2 burner Force 10 stove/oven -fire extinguisher

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Specs

Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG w/balsa core/solid topsides

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 11 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
25 4 / 7.7 m
Beam
10 11 / 3.4 m
Draft
4 0 / 1.2 m
Displacement
10,100 lb / 4,581 kg
Ballast
3,500 lb / 1,588 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
459′² / 42.6 m²
Total Sail Area
459′² / 42.6 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
188′² / 17.5 m²
P
34 9 / 10.6 m
E
10 9 / 3.3 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
271′² / 25.2 m²
I
40 4 / 12.3 m
J
13 4 / 4.1 m
Forestay Length
42 6 / 13 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
3GM(F)
HP
13
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
22 gal / 83 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
38 gal / 144 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
2

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.2 kn
Classic: 6.75 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

7.24 knots
Classic formula: 6.75 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.7
<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.
15.72
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
34.7
<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

34.66
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
276.4
275-350: heavy

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
276.41
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
23.9
20-30: coastal cruiser

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
23.9
<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
2.0
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

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
2.02
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Thanks to ‘Capt Rob’ for providing correction.
Dimensions from builders brochure.


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