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Seller's Description

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Contact Jon at ThreeThreeNine-TwoThreeSix-OneFiveThreeFive

Boat is located in Scituate Harbor, Massachusetts.

Sea Smoke.

Price: $3,600.

Pearson Ariel #131 - 26 foot sloop.

Manueverable coastal cruiser with full keel that is beamy and roomy.

Carl Alberg design, built in 1963 by the Pearson Corporation.

Designed for Midget Offshore Racing Circuit (MORC) Have owned the boat for 21 years, last in the water in 2015.

Length at water line 25’, 7”.

Low hours on a Johnson 9 horse, deep shaft, outboard motor (with gas tank).

Outboard well ballast compensated. 1 main sail, roller reefing Genoa, and Spinnaker with pole.

Comes with 8-foot Walker Bay dinghy. 511 headroom.

Sail area 311 SF (main 161 SF, jib 150 SF) (genoa 245 SF).

Beam 8 Draft 3’8”.

Displacement 5900 lbs, ballast 2,300 lbs.

Four full bunks.

Teak and formica interior trim.

Stainless steel water tank and stainless steel sink with pump.

Ice box with cockpit access.

Newer hand bilge pump from cockpit.

Storage battery connected to lights and trim.

The keel allows the boat to track well and have good stability.

The deep balanced full rudder allows a high degree of maneuverability, and the turning radius of the boat is tight.

Ariels continue to be a sought after boat because of their stout construction and kindly sailing ability.

The cockpit can comfortably accommodate 4-5 people, and the boat can sleep 4 adults below decks.

She comes with extras.

Has some of the wear and tear of a 1963 boat and could use a good cleaning.

Specs

Designer
Carl Alberg
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Association
Pearon Ariel
# Built
440
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Long
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
25 7 / 7.8 m
Waterline Length
18 6 / 5.6 m
Beam
8 0 / 2.4 m
Draft
3 8 / 1.1 m
Displacement
5,700 lb / 2,585 kg
Ballast
2,500 lb / 1,134 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
305′² / 28.3 m²
Total Sail Area
305′² / 28.3 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
155′² / 14.4 m²
P
27 0 / 8.2 m
E
11 6 / 3.5 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
150′² / 13.9 m²
I
31 5 / 9.6 m
J
9 6 / 2.9 m
Forestay Length
32 10 / 10 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Atomic 4 or OB
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.5 kn
Classic: 5.76 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

5.51 knots
Classic formula: 5.76 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.3
<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.
15.3
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.9
>40: stiffer, more 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

43.87
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
401.6
>350: ultraheavy

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
401.56
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
26.6
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
26.56
<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
1.8
<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
1.79
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

A daysailer version with a smaller cabin and longer cockpit is called the COMMANDER 26.
Sold with inboard installed or outboard well.

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