1982 Junk rigged Pearson 367

Junk rig is great, but most are scared to deviate from the norm.

"Engineless" makes for great handling, storage, and reduced fire risk, but many do not trust their sailing skills.

A spectacular day's sail Raggedy Edge

From Hobe Sound to Pendarvis Cove (Stuart, FL) We did not see another boat under sail all day. Just lots of people wistfully taking photos...probably assumed (erronously) we were skilled mariners.

Chinese copy of the awesome, hammer forged Versa-Vise. (if you can find an original, expect to pay MUCH more). Used this versatile vise to modify remove the staked thumb nuts from the Leupold VX-Freedom 1.5-4 Pig Plex riflescope.

Jordan Series Drogue

Solid fuel heater

Series Drogue and stern anchoring chainplates

Fridge cabinet top

Bottled water storage

Stern anchor and bridle deployed

Hauled 4/23/2018

100 watt Flexible Solar Panel
(used on our sailboat)

Simple. Robust. Reliable. Antifragile

Junk rig means easy, fast reefing. No flogging. Low stresses.

Junk rig means the v-berth is actually useful for something besides storing sails.

Water capacity and catchment means luxurious showers

Composting head means no pump outs required.

Solar panels and batteries means cold fridge/beer.

6" memory foam hybrid means comfy bunks.

No inboard diesel means enormous storage and ease of maintenance (outboard).

Solid fuel stove to knock off the chill, dry things out, and reduce garbage.

Series drogue plates and Jordan series drogue for storm safety.

Stern anchoring for eliminating sailing at anchor.

Oversized anchors mean sleep well at night.

Free standing mast means no expensive rigging to maintain

Wood, birdsmouth unstayed mast

2002 316L Monitor wind vane (worth $3k on used market!)

Bomar deck hatches

Tohatsu 6hp Sailpro, light, torquey

Natureshead composting toilet

Bomar c200 series opening ports

New 6" cushions setees

(1) gallon of KiwiGrip to do the deck

New cushion covers

Dickenson Solid Fuel Stove

55# Mantus Anchor

45# Mantus Anchor

(2) Danforth style anchors

150' 5/16 anchor chain

250' 3/8 anchor chain

160' New England Ropes 5/8 double braid anchor rode

3/8" stainless steel series drogue chainplates

(2) Mantus bridles

(3) Mantus snubbers

Mantus anchor roller - stern

LED lighting

Bosuns chair and climbers harness

New Kiwigrip cabin sole

Dometic 12v refrigerator 40 qt

Water tankage 150 gallons

Rainwater catchment system

New Standard Horizon AIS VHF

(1) 80watt solar panel

(2) 100 watt solar panels

(2) solar charge controllers

(4) 6v golf cart batteries

(2) fire extinguishers

Handheld VHF

West System epoxy

Mercury 2.5hp outboard

10' Portabote (leaks, but is still a workhorse)

Global paper charts

Fresh Trinidad bottom paint

Riffe speargun

FL title


The Fifty Advantages of the Junk Rig

Things needing improvement..

Needs stove/oven. I favor Origo alcohol. Wife favors Dickinson propane. Hence, we are using a camp stove.

Apply KiwiGrip to deck will be huge improvement. We are very hapoy with how well KiwiGrip refurbished the cabin sole.

Bimini. We just recently concluded how we like routing the sheetlets. With that in mind, a hardtop bimini on sturdy supports with solar panel placement is a key project. Although, unlike our previous Bermudian rigged boats, we have found that the big, low profile sail generates a lot of shade.

The pressure water system provides great showers. We do not have a water heater and have concluded that we do not need it. If cruising in colder climates, it might be needed.

Early on, we toyed with the idea of an inboard electric motor, but have been astonished at how well the Tohatsu SailPro handles opposing current and wind. Plus the boat sails so easily. And when motorsailing, it is no problem leaving the sails up when the wind is right on the nose. The sails do not flog like conventional rigs.

Some people might like to add some kind of headsail or spinnaker for light air. But my experience is that the 500 sq ft junk rig does quite well in light airs. I think there are two reasons: 1. No prop and prop apertute drag. 2. The junk rig can fully square off to the wind...no shrouds in the way.

We are quite pleased with the Dometic 40 qt fridge. Our solar array handles the power requirements quite well. But if there were an extended period of cloudy weather, you might have to turn the fridge off or raise the thermostat temperature. There is a water cooled cold plate system by Keco (that we considered) that might be slightly more frugal with the amps.

We generally anchor from the stern. But in areas with strong tidal currents (like Peanut Island), we anchor from the bow. The manual bow windlass on the bow is just barely adequate. If I were to anchor more frequently from the bow, I would replace it.

All of the electrical works, but someday it would be nice to redo it. The switch panel is the original Pearson.

There is no 110v system. We never use a marina, so we do not care.

I think dark plexiglass sliding doors on the starboard side bookshelf would be nice.

We exclusively use Navionics on tablets and our phones for navigation. Like Captain Fatty Goodlander, I am not a fan of electronics in the cockpit.

Depth sounder may be original, but it works.

Screens for the big Bomar deck hatches would be nice.

I imagined doing a watertight companionway hatch like Roger Taylor fabricated for Ming Ming II. But only if we started crossing oceans.

I would also favor eliminating the Edson wheel and going with a tiller. Simpler, fewer points of failure, and less drag for self-steering.

I really cannot fault anything else. Our previous boat was a Spindrift 43 Pilothouse which was roomy and had a nice shower, but was a beastly pig to sail. The Pearson 365/367 layout is terrific and I do not know of another boat this size that has a real, standalone shower...even better, the shower is well ventilated with an opening port and a dorade vent right in the shower...so there is no moisture build-up in the head.

And I have never sailed a boat that is so frequently photographed. Partly because it looks cool, but also because it is easy to sail in situations that conventional rigs fear. I drop our sails for locks and opening bridges and that is about it. The rig makes one feel like an acomplished mariner, but frankly it is just easier.

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