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Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: List of all Know Pearson 365s and 367
« Last post by SV Azimuth on October 17, 2017, 04:10:04 PM »
Hey Garner,

Would you please add us to the list, here's our information:

Scott Racette and Ashley Gremel
S/V Azimuth
P365 #297 Sloop 1979
Homeport is Oakland, CA

Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Crankshaft pulley removal
« Last post by SV Hope on October 16, 2017, 10:47:26 PM »

Pleased that you are still active on this forum. Hope you are settling in to a " fixed address "
Appreciate your views on the project. Time will tell if I am made of "legendary " stuff. I am allowing myself plenty of time to consider my options. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Crankshaft pulley removal
« Last post by SVJourney on October 16, 2017, 09:38:23 AM »
Long time my friend.  Good to hear from you again!
This is an almost impossible job you are looking at.
The bolt is on there with a LOT of torque, and you need a puller to get the pulley off the shaft, there isn't enough room to work there as is.
I have not done a W40, but I have done a lot of cars.  Typically, you would use an air impact gun  to remove the bolt, then use a puller to remove the pulley. 
Using a socket wrench means you would have to lock the crankshaft as the torque required is far more than required to turn the engine.  Think about 250lb/ft of torque.
Having looked at this before, I can't think of a way to do this while the engine is on its mounts.  Perhaps disconnect the mounts and the output shaft, lift the front of the engine using the mizzen crossbeam and a block and tackle? Or just slide it forward enough to get on it? 

I would be very interested if you manage to do this. (Legend if you do!)  Let us know if you do and perhaps save the rest of us from a great deal of hardship.

Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Crankshaft pulley removal
« Last post by SV Hope on October 15, 2017, 08:45:56 PM »
Hi all,
I am looking for guidance to help me remove the above pulley. I need to remove the timing cover on the W40 so that I can replace the gasket. Are any special tools required? Any traps for the unwary?
SV Hope.
 Brisbane. Australia.
Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Used Main
« Last post by Maruska on October 10, 2017, 08:48:27 PM »
I am hoping a 365 ketch owner out there may have a good used main available for a customer I have.  They are looking for a main with or with out full battens in fair to good condition.  Let me know.

Pearson General Non-Mechanical System Maintenance and Repair / Cockpit Locker Hinges
« Last post by P69 on October 08, 2017, 09:11:33 PM »
Has anyone found better hinges for the cockpit lockers? Mine have removable pins and that's a great feature because I can remove the hatches so the hatches won't fall on my head while I'm in there, but the pins vibrate out when motoring and that's kind of a pain.

I guess what I'm looking for are hinges that have removable pins or hinges that have some kind of easy-release so I can completely remove the hatches.

Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: new to the forum/sail suggestions
« Last post by DeanA on October 07, 2017, 12:34:37 AM »
Thanks very much Dale and Wayne for your replies. Thanks too for all those posts you've made over the years. They are very helpful.

Following up from Dale's' comments....For the near term, my son plans to be doing weekends to short weeks out of Corpus Christie. We got a great weather window in the northern Gulf in late Sept after Irma went through and sailed from Tampa to Corpus. Did catch a thunderstorm though (we got the forecasted 10% chance of rain) which brought me to ask the questions about heavy winds. Shelf and roll cloud developed as it approached so we rolled up the jib, doused the main, and reefed the mizzen figuring if that was too much sail we could most easily handed that one. Went to close haul then cranked the wheel over to windward and we rode it out comfortably.

Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: new to the forum/sail suggestions
« Last post by SVJourney on October 06, 2017, 11:41:25 PM »
We sailed over 18k miles in our 365, saw over 30 knots numerous times and only used the 3 sails you just described.  We did reef the main to 50% at times, then took it down completely in 30 knots.  We did use jib and mizzen at times, then took the mizzen down in 30+ knots.  In 30+ we either lied ahull if wanting to go to weather or all we used was a scrap of head sail if the wind was behind the beam.  Our 365 ran EXTREEMLY well with just a tiny scarp of headsail up.

Like Dale said, huge $$ for storm sails.  Better to invest in a drag device and making the cockpit storm worthy for less $$ than storm sails.

Our take away was to have GOOD sails. GREAT sails.  The most important thing was not to have them come apart in a blow.  Buy some new ones from a well regarded sail maker and those three sails should be all you need for a storm.  The only other sails we would want would be easy to tend light air sails as no wind was FAR more prominent than 30+ knots.
Pearson 365/367 Yacht Club / Re: new to the forum/sail suggestions
« Last post by Maruska on October 06, 2017, 03:00:41 AM »
Although it may seem romantic to be a storm chaser on a windswept sea of foam, where is he planning on going with this boat? If he is a coastal cruiser better to show some discretion and pick a better weather window.  Most of us thankfully will never see 30 plus for more than a few minutes at a time and that's a good thing. If he is going out there, WAY out there that's another story but he will be a small percentage point. Before I would worry about sail selection, the rest of the boat, every bit of the rest of the boat must be gone over and made right. Every system must be up to 40 plus because mother nature does not offer a "do over" or "reset" button.
The Gale sail that fits over a furled head sail isn't up to the job because who wants a furled 150% in 40 plus? We replace the weak ones often and they seldom see 30 knots before they unwrap at the dock and beat the snot out of the rig before becoming confetti. 
If you are heading into weather that is going to kick your ass, that sun kissed head sail should be below where it belongs and a true storm jib in its place. People argue "I don't want to go forward in a blow", what are you going to do when the furled head sail becomes semi unfurled and you have a "storm sail" sleeved around it?
Setting a boat up correctly to deal with wind speeds you hope you never see costs money, big money to do it right. Adding a 2nd reef to the mizzen (approx 90ish square feet when at full bloom) isn't going to do the job.  A 3rd reef in the main will help but will the main take the loads heading its way?  Storm sails are designed to be bullet proof and hopefully never be removed from their sail bags.  Perhaps this post needs another approach...

Pearson General Non-Mechanical System Maintenance and Repair / Re: #1 Genoa
« Last post by Maruska on October 06, 2017, 01:44:57 AM »
Thanks for your kind words...
You would do best by contacting my son Eric, he is our loft manager and knows far more about sails, their construction, care and feeding and application than ever will.

His E-mail for all loft related items is -
or you can call him at the store - (716) 877-8221

Let him know you are from the P365 forum and an owner.

Thanks again...

Dale Tanski
Obersheimer Sailor Supply
Buffalo, NY
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