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09-26-2016 11:54 AM
Re: Any 88' Pearson 31-2 Owners in the house?

Join this group!forum/pearson-boats and post your request there. I can then share a copy with you. I dont think you can yet PM here.
We have hull 22, I find the P31-2 to be a very sweet boat. The shallow draft keel version may be a bit tender but the deep draft stands up to a breeze quite well, and on the occasion that I may race i find the boat to perform well to her rating.
09-25-2016 01:37 PM
Re: Any 88' Pearson 31-2 Owners in the house?

Hope some of you P31-2 owners are still there, I just made my acquisition Hull #232 and am desperately seeking an owners manual. I have seen many older post about where to get one but have struck out.

07-09-2013 10:53 PM
Re: Any 88' Pearson 31-2 Owners in the house?

Put your finger over the spout to help draw the prime. I added 2" of aluminum tube sleeved with a length of 3/8" silicone tubing to the spout so the spray stays in the sink.

Great feature to put the ice melt to use for misc. water needs.

Cjli - Any canvas shop should be able to help you with the dodger. You can get most or all hardware parts from Sailrite. | Home
07-03-2013 09:02 AM
Re: Any 88' Pearson 31-2 Owners in the house?

Originally Posted by AfternoonDelight View Post
Have a pearson 31-2 can someone tell me haw to put water oout of the ice box
The pump out for the ice box is the cylindrical pump on the galley sink. Takes 10 or 20 vigorous pumps before it starts to draw.
06-20-2013 02:22 PM
Re: Any 88' Pearson 31-2 Owners in the house?

I just bought a Pearson 31-2,#146. Does anybody know what is the original dodger or from where is the original dodger? Pearson is out of business. Where can I get parts?

Pearson 31-2, 1988. #146
City Island,NY
09-06-2012 03:32 PM
Re: Any 88' Pearson 31-2 Owners in the house?

Have a pearson 31-2 can someone tell me haw to put water oout of the ice box
09-12-2011 03:02 PM
littlelizzy Love my 1987 31-2 (number 36). As I stated in other posts be wary of the wood core decking. It is repairable but is much work. THe interior is comfortable for 2 but tankage as stated in prior posts may be your issue. Storage is limited also.
07-18-2009 12:05 AM
Delirious '87 here (#80). I suppose one could live aboard indefinately; with water stops as mentioned above. Two with a mild climate (no heavy clothes and lots of time in the cockpit). I've known bachelors who live year-round aboard smaller vessels - but you'd have to keep pretty spartan tastes and few hobbies.

We use ours as a lake daysailor and it excels at that. I wouldn't hesitate to take her coastal provided the rig is well inspected. Getting on 21 years for any remaining original equipment.

On the whole she's rugged, somewhat tender but has a good motion (she does not bob, slap or root like many "European" recent 30 to 36 foot designs) and is very well laid-out for livability. Very wide side-decks reduce the cabin volume but sure make sailing and fishing at anchor a better experience. Seems to have very good ventillation and is relatively light and cheery inside. Loading her up for a live-aboard would probably make a big difference in the tenderness as she'd be squatted on her lines.

02-05-2009 09:01 PM
Desire I agree, great boat! I have a 1988 P31-2 for just over
2 years now and still love it. I spent 2 months in the
Abacos last year and with 2 aboard we could go about a week
or so before going into a marina for water. Never really got
cabin fever as the boat is roomy for it's size.
02-03-2009 08:42 PM
TxLnghrn I have an 87 Pearson 31-2. Great boat, handles very well under sail. Easy access to most systems. My concerns as a liveaboard/cruiser primarily are around tankage. 18 gal fuel, 40 gal H2O, 25 gal holding. If you are going to hit a marina every few days, stay in a slip or can be very frugal with your water usage, great for 1 or 2 people. If you were thinking anchor, or mooring buoy, I'd think about alternatives with greater tankage.

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