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Old 11-15-2002
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Pearson 36 vs C&C 37

I''ve left a couple posts regarding my boat search, and have been offered great advice so far. I have centered my search for a Florida/Bahamas coastal cruiser down to two centerboard models, the late 80''s Pearson 36-2 and the mid 80''s C&C 37. I''ve reviewed old posts in the message board, joined the email lists for both Pearson and C&C, and researched all pertinent resources on the net. My conclusion from all this reading is that the Pearson is roomier but slower, especially to windward. I would expect to have to rely on the engine more with the Pearson. However, I compared the boats on Carls Sail Calculator website, which resulted in the table below. I am not much of an expert on sailboat design, but I interpret the data table to indicate that there should be negligible sailing differnce between the two models. Am I missing something?
Performance Comparison
LOA C&C 37 (1985) 37.55
Pearson 36-2 36.27
LWL C&C 37 (1985) 28.87
Pearson 36-2 29.68
Beam C&C 37 (1985) 11.7
Pearson 36-2 12.36
Displacement C&C 37 (1985) 14500
Pearson 36-2 15107
Sail Area C&C 37 (1985) 641
Pearson 36-2 663
Capsize Ratio C&C 37 (1985) 1.92
Pearson 36-2 2
Hull Speed C&C 37 (1985) 7.2
Pearson 36-2 7.3
Sail Area to Displ C&C 37 (1985) 17.25
Pearson 36-2 17.36
Displ to LWL C&C 37 (1985) 269
Pearson 36-2 258
LWL to Beam C&C 37 (1985) 2.47
Pearson 36-2 2.4
Motion Comfort C&C 37 (1985) 26.68
Pearson 36-2 25.69
Pounds/Inch C&C 37 (1985) 1207
Pearson 36-2 1311
Thanks for your help
Doug Radabaugh, boat shopper
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