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1980 Pearson 32 Sloop

1980 Pearson 32 Sloop


Year: 1980

City: Skagit Island, WA

Stock: 67b2b1

Condition: good

Make: Pearson

Propulsion: sail

Price: $15,500

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 32'

Model: 32

Engine hours: 1,100

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As you read the ad, please keep in mind that the boat is 42 years old. I have chosen to share everything I know about the boat and its condition so you may make an informed decision. The boat sails nicely and would be perfect for a couple or family to use as a daysailer or weekender.

I’m looking to get a fair price and want you to know what you are purchasing. I’ve done a lot of work on this boat since I bought it last year but it still needs some attention. I bought it as a beginning boat and to learn on. It has served me well but it’s time to upgrade to a newer, bigger boat.

The boat is moored in Anacortes. I have confirmed with the marina that they will allow the boat to remain until the end of the month after the month of purchase. I am also willing to discuss a sublease (Max of 6 months. Cost to be added to purchase price).

I have a Google Photos album with many more pictures. Please reply to this ad and I will send you the link.

Boat Data:

1980 Pearson 32’ sloop
Keel-stepped mast
Yanmar 2GM20F (freshwater cooled) diesel engine. ~1100 hrs on the meter
Fuel tank capacity: ~19 gallons
(2) ~15 gallon freshwater tanks
~15 gallon blackwater tank
Max-Prop 3-blade classic feathering propeller
(2) Lewmar 42 2-speed winches
(2) Lewmar 16 2-speed winches (1 on starboard cabin top, one on deck at base of mast for jib halyard). All four winches are non-self tailing
30 amp shore power connection
Dual battery setup with 4-position battery switch (off/1/both/2)
True Charge brand 20 amp dual battery charger with remote monitor panel in cabin
Bruce 33# anchor with 50’ of chain and 250’ of 3/8” rope rode. Deck mounted foot switches for the electric anchor windlass. 25 amp fuse and separate 25 amp breaker for extra protection
(2) spreader-mounted deck lights
Sails are in decent shape. I think the genoa is a 120% size, but I’m not sure.
The mainsail is slightly undersized for the boom length. It looks like a previous owner bought a used sail that was not quite full size.
Headsail is on a Harken furler
Spare 110% furling genoa
Asymmetric spinnaker (the sail bag is labelled “drifter / reacher”
Spare spade style anchor with chain and rope rode
Mainsail cover could stand to be replaced
Dodger canvas is in good condition and the “glass” is in excellent condition with no cracking or yellowing
Unknown brand alcohol 2-burner stove / oven
Magma brand pushpit mount barbeque (Came with the boat but I’ve never used it)
Datamarine brand knotmeter and depth gauge look to be original. The depth gauge works but the knotmeter does not.
Emergency tiller
AM/FM/CD player (installed, not connected)
West Marine 8’ inflatable dinghy w/oars
Honda 2.3hp 4-stroke gasoline outboard motor for dinghy
Mast-mate brand nylon webbing “mast ladder”.
Various spares, extra lines, fenders, hand tools, deck brush, hoses, etc

Vessel registration valid until June 2023

Work done Sept 2022:

New bottom paint (removed ~ 1.5mm old paint buildup, sanded entire hull, applied 2 barrier coats and 2 anti-foul coats)
New zincs
Max-Prop lubricated
Prop shaft stuffing box repacked
Toilet seawater intake through-hull replaced


The cockpit accommodates 4-6 people. There is a dining table which can be attached to the helm binnacle or removed and stowed in one of the lazarettes when not being used. The helm is wheel style with a binnacle mounted compass.

The main halyard and 2 reefing lines are led to the cockpit. They were originally configured to be managed at the mast. At some point in the past, the mainsail halyard winch was relocated to the cabin top in the cockpit and a clutch was installed for the 3 lines.The outhaul, topping lift and mainsail foot tensioning line are affixed to the boom forward of the cockpit. The boom vang is currently configured with a cam cleat fiddle block at the base of the mast, but I replaced the old line with one long enough to run to the cockpit in the future. The wire-to-rope style jib halyard runs to a winch and cleat at the base of the mast.

Entering the cabin through the companionway, the galley is to starboard. It has a large ice box (non-electric) and sink with a manual hand pump as well as a pressurized water faucet with hot and cold water. There is also a foot pump for the ice box melt. A 120vac microwave is stored on the starboard shelf immediately forward of the galley. The alcohol-fueled stove looks to be original. I haven’t tried to use it. It is gimbaled.

The nav station with forward facing table is to port across from the galley. This is where the VHF radio is mounted. There is storage underneath the table. There is a generously sized storage area below the nav station seat cushion as well. This is where the fuel tank for the stove is located. There are a number of 12v “cigarette lighter” style power points.

The saloon has settees on both sides, each with storage behind as well as small shelves above with downlighting (the lamps need new bulbs). The port settee can be extended toward the midship to become a berth that is approximately the size of a twin bed. The starboard settee is slightly smaller than the port, but has a small ‘cubby’ forward that the feet of a person lying down extend into. A fold-down dining table is mounted to the forward bulkhead. It can seat 4-5 people. There are two 120vac outlets, one in the galley and one on the forward portion of the starboard settee bench. This is also where the bilge pump switch is located.

Forward of the saloon is the head, which spans the full width of the interior. It has a hand-operated toilet, a pressurized water sink faucet / handheld shower combo with electric sump pump and a covered 120vac outlet. There are two small storage cabinets to starboard and a wet locker area to port behind the toilet

Forward of the head is the v-berth which can sleep two adults, with shelves outboard on both sides and 2 small storage areas below the cushions. In the middle of the v-berth “triangle” is a cushioned seating area that can be raised to the level of the berth to create a larger sleeping area. The lighting is the same style downlighting as in the saloon.

– Work I’ve done (I have before and after photos of most of the work):

Installed 2 new Interstate brand group 30 agm batteries

Replaced the three original incandescent white only overhead cabin lights with two-color (white / red) LED lights.

Installed new LED stern light

Had the binnacle-mount compass factory refurbished by original manufacturer (E.S. Ritchie Globemaster 5 model). New LED night light (red) installed as well.

Replaced all running rigging except jib halyard. It is old style wire-to-rope

Reconfigured reefing lines to reduce friction

Serviced anchor windlass. Lewmar Pro-Sport 550G model. Replaced 12v motor and entire bearing set with factory parts. Gears were in serviceable condition so I did not replace them. Cleaned and lubricated. Functions without issue. Removed, disassembled, cleaned and reinstalled deck foot switches. Sealed with “liquid rubber”.

Serviced all winches. Disassembled, cleaned and lubricated. New winch pawls and pawl springs on the primary (jib) winches.

Removed, cleaned and rebedded all 4 portholes and the port side fixed portlight with 3M 4200 adhesive. 4 new bug screens and 2 new portlight lenses in the main cabin. *see note below

Removed, cleaned and rebedded both deck hatches with black Dow 791 adhesive sealant

Steam cleaned (Rug Doctor) all of the cushions onboard twice

Having new curtains made for the cabin and head.

Purchased new 10# USCG approved fire extinguisher (total of 2 on board)

Rebuilt starboard forward shroud chainplate bulkhead with 3/4” baltic birch plywood due to moisture damage. Epoxied to existing fiberglass bulkhead and tabbed with fiberglass to hull and underside of deck. Replaced chainplate backing plate with new 316 stainless plate. New SS bolts and fasteners.

Rebuilt interior head bulkhead that mates to chainplate bulkhead with 1/2” plywood. Sealed with polyurethane.

New shower sump pump switch
New Jabsco shower sump pump
New faucet/shower hose combo

2 new 120v electrical outlets. 1 in head and 1 in main cabin. Also replaced sections of residential wiring installed by a previous owner with Ancor brand marine-grade wire.

New Rule brand 800gph bilge pump. Kept original 500gph pump as a spare.

New West Marine bilge pump switch (on/off/auto).

All electrical connections on work that I did were sealed with “liquid rubber”.

New 6-gallon Kuuma brand hot water heater with engine coolant heat exchanger in addition to 120vac electric heating element (water can be heated by shore power or engine cooling system loop)

New Jabsco freshwater pump
New galley sink hand pump

~75% of freshwater plumbing replaced. All except for water fill hoses from deck to tanks and a short section of tubing from freshwater pump to sink that was secured to an inaccessible bulkhead. Tubing was cleaned and sanitized. New fittings used as needed.

Freshwater tanks removed, cleaned, sanitized and reinstalled.

Serviced steering system. Removed, inspected and lubricated steering cable. Removed, cleaned, lubricated and reinstalled below deck steering pulleys and rudder quadrant connections

Installed new throttle and shifter cables.

Flushed and replaced engine coolant.

Replaced 2 of 4 dock lines

– Still on the to-do list:

Purchase and install new mast boot

Install sink hand pump. I have the pump and will work to get it installed.

The downlights above the saloon settees and in the v-berth need new bulbs.

The main cabin deck hatch functions fine but it does not have the arm that is used to prop it open at various positions. I’ve been trying to source the part.

Troubleshoot possible air leak in fresh water system. The brand new freshwater pump isn’t pulling water from the tanks.

Purchase and install new intake hose for toilet flush water.

Diesel cabin heater needs attention. It will start its pre-heat cycle but does not completely fire up. I bought a small 120vac cabin heater to use instead. I’m still working through this item.

I mentioned rebedding the port fixed portlight earlier in the ad. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it quite right and it still leaks a little. I purchased enough glazing gasket (rubber window seal) to do both portlights. Since I didn’t need to do the starboard portlight, there is enough seal left to fix the port side (again) but I won’t be able to complete this project.

I think that’s everything. I’ve set my to what I think is reasonable, based on all of the new parts I’ve installed and the work I’ve done, balanced with the work still to be done. I am happy to answer any questions you might have.

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