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sv Islena 1976 365 Ketch hull #104 looking for a manual or mechanical drawing for a Simpson Lawrence SL 500 manual windless. Thank you for your help.
Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Lost my Shaft (Almost)!
« Last post by jpendoley on October 18, 2019, 09:10:17 AM »
Good to know-thank you!  Engine is coming out for a go over (will inspect tank as well) and I will address the bolts upon reinstall.
Pearson General Non-Mechanical System Maintenance and Repair / Re: Deck Boxes
« Last post by S/V AMITY on October 17, 2019, 02:35:58 PM »
  Thanks for the link.  Have been following Veruna for quite a while and have noticed that box.  Practical except it kills forward visibility from the helm.

  Current thinking on this end is to add low boxes on either sides of the cabin top aft of the mast and out of the way for fwd. visibility.  On the other hand, there is a huge amount of unused space in the transom area under where the propane tanks are stored.  Maybe hang the propane off the stern and open up the space in that locker to serve as an aft lazarette.  Got all winter to think about it... hauling this coming week for the New England winter.
Pearson General Non-Mechanical System Maintenance and Repair / Re: Deck Boxes
« Last post by SV Azimuth on October 17, 2019, 01:57:11 PM »
Unfortunately I don't have a lot of details, but it appears that the folks behind the YouTube channel "Adventures Adrift" built a box forward of the dodger, under the boom, on their P367. I've seen them use it as storage and as a work bench in several of their videos. Here's a recent video of theirs ( that shows it from a variety of angles, though none of them up close.
Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Lost my Shaft (Almost)!
« Last post by Jim S on October 16, 2019, 09:03:00 PM »
Walther uses special bolts to fix the propeller shaft to the v-drive.  They are very slightly oversize and have a "Lok Tite" type of compound on them.  You won't lose your shaft with the bolts coming out/or shearing off at the transmission or the v-drive.  The propeller will keep the shaft in the boat, but it is very unsettling!
Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Lost my Shaft (Almost)!
« Last post by Maruska on October 15, 2019, 12:47:57 PM »
Good catch!  I tie wired all of my fasteners on the drive line when I redid it.  Also I have never been a fan of lock washers.  NYLOK nuts are much better than lock washers or use some blue locktite. 
Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Lost my Shaft (Almost)!
« Last post by jpendoley on October 15, 2019, 09:55:06 AM »
Had a scary experience this weekend and thought I would share as a warning to others with a V-drive-which I  believe is all of us.  Noticed a thumping under the galley floor while motoring upriver this weekend. Opened the engine bay door and found a bolt to the flange attaching the vdrive to the velvet drive on the floor beneath the tranny.  Another bolt was almost detached. Drive was about to disengage or shear the remaining bolts.  Has this happened to others? What prentative action have others taaken? I am thinking of drilling and wiring the bolts in place. Can't imagine the damage that could have been done had I not caught it in time.
Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: Annapolis Show
« Last post by SVJourney on October 14, 2019, 12:23:27 PM »
I would only go to the show for the seminars.  The booths might occupy an hour on my time and attention.

BTW, we will be presenting either 1 or 2 seminars at the Seattle show in January. If anyone from here is going to the show, it would be our pleasure to have a beer.
Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: Annapolis Show
« Last post by Maruska on October 14, 2019, 11:40:49 AM »
It was one of the chillier Annapolis Boat Shows we have ever been to. Temps in the low 60's and on and off rain.  Not a day they were hoping for by any stretch of the imagination I am sure.  Over the years I have noticed that the show is not what it has been in the past for us at least.  Early on it was all about seeing and going aboard boats that were only found in the magazines.  Boats of all kinds, shapes and sizes and in all pedigrees.  Over the years, as more and more of the household named builders went out of business, instead of a few boats from many builders it became fewer and fewer boats from all but a handful of builders.  Then along came the cats. 

In the eighties there were no cats at the show unless they were beach cats.  Today at least half of the boats are indeed cats, not just cats rather floating islands.  Of the few builders of "traditional" boats, almost all have lost their individual identity but for a few.

Traditional monohulls - The vast majority look all the same.  About the only distinguishable item would be their color.  They typically all have rounded sweeping windows and a euro modern look about them.  If you couldn't find the builders placard there would be no telling who built what. 

The cats - They on the other hand only sort of all look the same. There are some that are bigger, some wider and some taller.  For the most part its is who can build the most outlandish "vessel" of them all and they look to be in direct competition with the cruise ship lines. 

Above all the question of affordability comes into play.  My guess is that a good percentage had at least half a million dollar or several million dollar price tag. Gone are the boats the average family could hope to buy.  In the past there were plenty of big boats but along side were boats the average boater could afford.  Today that has been replaced with seminar after seminar of time share sailboats, where the buyers get several weeks a year to sail it and the rest of the time it is "making revenue" (from all the other buyers) to pay for itself.  After 7 years or the next big hurricane it is sold off for the next mulit level "investment".  Several of the tents that used to house vendors for gear and accesories now only have vacation booths.  Apparently the dream of boat ownership has changed to just boat renting for a few short days a year. 

I not only go to see the boats at the show, I also knock around in the many local marinas in the area while I am there.  Here you will find the Hunters, Cals, Catalinas and Pearsons by the score.  In each marina you might find a shinny new modern toy or even a cat here or there, but in general the average sailor is sailing the same stuff they were sailing 30 years ago, not the 54ft with dingy garage in the back swoopy window XYZ clone. 

We also go to talk to the distributors about new products and offerings.  Over the past several years, I am guessing the cost has deterred them from opening a booth there any more.  Gone are the Sunbrellas of the world with every fabric sample on the planet to look at.  Few and far between are even the sail manufactures anymore.  The lavish booths of the past have been replaced with a smaller offering and a simple banner.  No more Defender Marine selling show specials.  West Marine had only an empty booth.  It had lots of name recognition and a give away bag for all of the brochures you perhaps picked up but nothing else.  They were handing out to random people, a long fixed length boat hook, something everyone just couldn't wait to carry around for the rest of the day.

Before the business we went there to look and buy all sorts of things, now if you weren't buying a 70ft cat, clothing or sunglasses you were out of luck.  There were a few bright spots.  Alerion Express had a stunning 33 footer and C.W. Hood had a 32 ft daysailer to die for.  If someone forced me to buy a new boat today, it would be without question an Outbound 46.  That has been the only cruising boat I would consider for the past 10 or so years, it is awesome and a real sailboat to boot.

Dale Tanski
Maruska Ketch
Hull #40

Pearson General Non-Mechanical System Maintenance and Repair / Deck Boxes
« Last post by S/V AMITY on October 10, 2019, 03:57:11 PM »
  Has anyone added deck boxes to the cabin top or fwd. of the front end of the cabin?  Right now we're stowing fenders & docklines in the port cockpit seat locker.  Seems a waste of dry locker space and is highly inconvenient for getting at the necessaries for docking.
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