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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By cooltec
Yes - this is the Pearson 32 (not the heavier...

Yes - this is the Pearson 32 (not the heavier longer keel Pearson 323) with a fin keel and rudder hung from a smaller approx 12-15" deep skeg. There are shops that can build it, but not without specs...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By cooltec
Bill Shaw Design Drawings

Trying to source the design/engineering drawings for the Bill Shaw Pearson 32, specifically the rudder specifications. Appreciate any thoughts on where those drawings and/or the rudder mold itself...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,462
Posted By cooltec
Great posts, thanks to all. Will check out the...

Great posts, thanks to all. Will check out the sources.

Unable to locate original rudder design drawings or specification for the 1982 Pearson Bill Shaw design. Appreciate any other thoughts on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,462
Posted By cooltec
Pearson 32 Missing Rudder

Owned this 1982 Pearson since 1986. Sailing back from Erie Islands to Toledo, heavy seas on the beam, double reef. Lost steering, checked internal steering linkage and rudder post OK. Towed to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,708
Posted By cooltec
Universal 5411 exhaust elbow

This original 5411 (1982) raw water cooling has A cast ONAN exhaust elbow with engine cooling water port. The elbow has worn through, and looks like it was brazed/welded, but continued to wear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By cooltec
Thanks - this is an "old" Sherwood pump used from...

Thanks - this is an "old" Sherwood pump used from 1977-1982 or something like that on Universal/Kubota 5411 diesels that were a bolt-in replacement for the Atomic 4. I think the shaft seals and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By cooltec
Sherwood Water Pump Seals/Replacement

I have a leaking Sherwood freshwater engine pump (Universall 5411) that has two seals and a carbon bushing in the shaft housing. Enough air gets in, pump loses its prime after sitting for a while. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By cooltec
SoK or others - one other question, do you remove...

SoK or others - one other question, do you remove the existing mechanical fuel pump and replace it with the electric, or leave it in place and mount and plumb the electric pump on a bulkhead? A new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By cooltec
Thanks SoK - when your mechanical fuel pump...

Thanks SoK - when your mechanical fuel pump failed, was it over time or all at once. This condition is either intermittant or after several hours of operation, and often depends on boat attitude. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By cooltec
Universal 5411 Fuel System

Hello - We have a 1982 Pearson 32 with the Universal/Kubota 5411 diesel. Recently started to lose power or die after operating for hours with no problem. Opening the bleed valve releases air...
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