Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






 Not a Member? 



Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » S - Boats starting with 'S' » Sea Pearl

 
Sea Pearl 21
Reviews Views Date of last review
3 5408 Tue June 13, 2000
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated None indicated












Description: Sea Pearl 21
Keywords: Sea Pearl 21
 


Author
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon October 14, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The Sea Pearl 21 features an unstayed cat-ketch rig, water
ballast, lee boards. Light weight boat (about 500 lbs with
tanks empty) is easy to trailer and easy to set up. Boat is
also very easy to singlehand as "crew" only serves as ballast
anyway.

The Sea Pearl is a great camper-cruiser for one person. Some
owners camp with two persons but I think its too small for
two. There is a pop up "pram" top available but I just use
a home-made cockpit tent. There are no bunks, head, etc.
Its just a large open cockpit with pleanty of room for a
sleeping bag and other gear. I have spent a week on board
while crusing the North Channel.

It is also a great day-sailer. There is room for six or more
adults as long as they don't need to sleep on-board. It is
very sea-worthy. I usually sail on Lake Erie but I've also
had it on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

The boat seems a bit tender at first, especially if the ballast
tanks are not used but ultimate stability is very good for
a shoal draft (6", boards up) trailerable boat.

I know of three annual Sea Pearl events: The "nationals" in
Flordia, a weekend mess-about in Muskegan Michigan, and a
week long cruise on Lake Huron's North Channel or Georgian Bay.

This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu March 6, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Built by Marine Concepts of Tarpon Springs Florida, she is a derivative in fibreglass of the Francis Herreshoff "Carpenter"
She is a canoe shaped hull of 21 feet, beam about 5 feet, draft about 6 inches. Very easily trailerable by a midsize car. Excellent gunkholer or beach boat
yet has handled 6-9 foot swells in Block Island Sound, Hudson River tides and was the boat of choice of the Voyage Through America (her first name).
Now her name is Zoe. She has water ballast tanks. Easily single handed but a bit tender initially.
Well satisfied. It is a good camp cruiser. Sleeps one under a convertible top.
I love sailing her and sail her pretty fast. I could go on, encourage me...
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
danagunn
Junior Member

Registered: March 2001
Review Date: Tue June 13, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Bought the boat new after seeing her in the Annapolis boat show and a quick sail at Chiconteague, Virginia. She has proven to be a tough, versatile day sailor and occasional camper.
She's light weight and incredibly easy to rig. The main and mizzen sails rap around the masts like a Laser and are held by sockets mounted in the fore deck and quarter deck. I've got the leeboard model which allows lots of space for people or gear. Railings under the deck provide secure storage. Built in water ballast tanks give the boat more stability without having to haul more weight around. Her split rig is easy to handle, but doesn't allow pointing very high. She's fast, so long tacks can make up some of what you lose in pointing ability. Never sailed a center board model, but understand they point a little better. Have spent perhaps $1, 000 over 10 years in maintenance and repair. Gelcoat has held up well on the hull, leeboards have gotten dinged and were re coated with disappointing results as the gelcoat quickly weathered to a different shade of blue. Boat rows with some effort, however once she's moving, can be kept moving fairly easily. Doesn't row well in choppy water. Unlike Dovkie and other boats that can be rowed, the open configuration allows one complete control over the oars and vision all around for safety. Usefulness of this was recently confirmed to me when my motor prop had had the sheer pin broken and was stuck in the channel coming back into the ramp. Because I could row (and had no wind) I was able to get in quite easily. Ron Johnson adapted a dory/whale boat design of Nathanel Herreshoff. Nineteen feet of water line and a five foot beam, she's double ended with a tomb stone transom. Boat really designed for sailing or rowing, and a motor mount has been an after thought. Various ideas have been worked out by Seapearl owners. Mine has a removable mount which attaches to the rudder and holds a 3.5 horse power long shaft which seems to be plenty of power to push the boat in even choppy water. Only difficulty is the weight of the motor on the rudder which can throw off the balance. I also received the tent top along with the boat which allows rough camping and is also used by some Seapearl sailors in rough weather to provide some flotation safety in case of a knock down. Overall she's an interesting looking, easily sailed and versatile shoal draft boat which will take you anywhere.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  


Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.