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Pearson General Non-Mechanical System Maintenance and Repair / Coppercoat
« on: November 17, 2020, 12:11:35 PM »
Though this isn't a P365-specific question, I am curious on y'all's opinions on Coppercoat anti-fouling ( We're approaching our bi-annual bottom paint routine and intend to address a few blister areas in the process. Testimonials on Coppercoat seem almost too good to be true (maybe a red flag?) but do have me wondering if the extra effort to strip the hull, knowing we'll be doing it in areas anyways, is worth the extra longevity of the copper/epoxy combo.

Would love to hear of any experience you all have had with the product and whether or not you'd recommend it based on what you know. Thanks!

Galley sink upgrade aboard our P365! We pulled out the original sink (I believe it was 14" x 14" x 8") and installed a 40" x 19" x 10" workstation sink. We liveaboard in the San Francisco Bay Area and find that when sailing, most loose items end up in the sink. That still might happen but there's a lot more room for temporary storage while keeping the sink usable. It's stainless and has two-track grooving to allow for a drying rack and cutting board to integrate, among other accessories that we haven't thought about yet. The faucet is also stainless, has the one-level toggle (which I prefer for keeping the ideal temperature while allowing you to turn it on or off), and has a pull-out head.

We needed to cut out the counter into that top-down storage area to the left of the oven, but because the sink is only two inches deeper than the original, we retain a lot of the bottom volume through a side-opening area now under the sink.

We installed a Blue Seas ACR in the lazarette to replace the interior battery switch and will be moving that AC outlet so we can finish the tile.

I will say, the galley feels larger, more functional, and more modern now  ;D

Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Daydreaming about a Saildrive
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:20:17 PM »
I know this is simultaneously impractical, expensive, and really just a daydream/thought experiment... but how realistic would it be to rebuild the engine mounts, flip the engine around, cut a hole, and add a saildrive to the 365? The prop location would remain about the same and we'd get to remove the v-drive and eliminate the nuance of having so much shaft exposed. Bonus if you installed a new-fangled rotating saildrive for extra marina maneuverability! It's fun to think about at least :D

General Photos / New Sails!
« on: January 21, 2020, 02:39:00 PM »
Glory shot of our new mainsail about to pass under the Golden Gate Bridge this past weekend. Really happy with Elvstrom Sails for our new full battened main and genoa.

Question for sloop and potentially P367 owners out there. I own #297, a sloop, and have noticed that my boat seems light in the stern. With all the tanks empty, there's nearly three inches of bottom paint showing in the stern and less than one up front. With the tanks full it's even more pronounced.

Thinking about the hull, it was likely designed with the weight of the mizzen mast and rigging in the cockpit, which I figure at about 230-250 lbs. In addition, the original 50 gallon steel fuel tank was replaced with a 22 gallon aluminum tank. Lastly, filling that 50 gallon water tank up front puts nearly 400 lbs right up in the bow.

My question(s) - do any of you have this issue? How did you address it? And if you were me, how would you put ~4-500 lbs of weight in the stern?

I guess I didn't realize how often I checked that site until now, when it no longer appears to be hosted? Is anyone else having issues?

Lately I've been making my way through Robert Perry's "Yacht Design According to Perry" and have been curious about the ratios and more technical design specs of my P365 sloop. Robert writes about the vertical center of gravity as an important factor in a boat's stiffness. As the 365 is known as being relatively stable in this regard, is anyone familiar with the boat's VCG, center of buoyancy, and righting moment? Moreso, are there resources to learn about the more technical 365 specs (longitudinal center of flotation, longitudinal center of buoyancy, prismatic coefficient, etc)?


As owner of #297, a sloop, I've been brainstorming ways to increase the mainsail area so total sail area is more comparable to that of the ketch. What issues might arise if I installed a hard vang in order to remove the topping lift and redesigned the mainsail with more roach? I'm still limited by the backstay but figure there's room for more sail area in the leech. Moving the center of lift backwards should help pointing ability very minimally (right?) and adding two or three good reef points in there would maintain flexibility.

Very open to feedback here, it seems to make sense in my mind but I'd love some opinions from you all.

Thanks in advance!

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