Pearson 36

1972 — 1976
insignia
Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
103
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG w/balsa cored deck

Dimensions

Length Overall
36 6 / 11.1 m
Waterline Length
29 2 / 8.9 m
Beam
11 1 / 3.4 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
13,500 lbs / 6,123 kg
Ballast
6,100 lbs / 2,767 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
600 ft2 / 55.7 m2
Total Sail Area
600.9 ft2 / 55.8 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
259.8 ft2 / 24.1 m2
P
40 5 / 12.3 m
E
12 9 / 3.9 m
Mast Height
50 5 / 15.4 m
Foresail
Sail Area
341.1 ft2 / 31.7 m2
I
45 11 / 14 m
J
14 9 / 4.5 m
Forestay Length
48 3 / 14.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
60 gal / 227 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.24 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.93
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
45.19
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
243.07
moderate
Comfort Ratio
26.83
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.86
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

According to the original literature, the PEARSON 36 was designed with with the “IOR 1 ton rule in mind”.
An entirely new PEARSON 36 was introduced in 1985. (listed as PEARSON 36-2)


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