July 13, 2019 at 7:59 pm #225176
Y’all on this site know these boats, damn good boats, Tell your friends. PAINKILLER needs a new home. $56,900
If your looking for a well founded live-aboard, proven cruiser in the 40′ range to break away on, here she is. “Painkiller” My wife and I are both past professionals of the yachting industry and repair. We bought Painkiller with the intention of a 5 year Caribbean cruise. The day of closing we moved aboard and went to work. While 3 months on the dock we gutted out core damage, epoxied filled and re-bedded all stantion bases. Redesigned cockpit lockers, added storage to places where none existed and removed all plumbing of the two heads. I custom designed and built a very efficient composting head. Two original WC heads and 18 gal holding tank are available, along with an installed designated 1 1/2′ thru hull.
Haul out consisted of every thru hull out, some removed, a few moved to better locations, All original bronze Perko 1 1/2″ seacocks rebuilt and installed. All 3/4″ thru-hulls replaced with new bronze seacocks. All have new backing plates and are fastened thru-hull with 5/16″ silicon bronze carriage bolts. New stainless steel shaft, cutlass, drip-less stuffing box bellows. Everything on the bottom needed doing got done with new!
Next, was in water removal of engine to access leaking fuel tank. Removed, cut bottom off for full examination and found only 3/8″ up was corroded. Thoroughly cleaned and new bottom professionally welded and tested. All engine wiring rerouted, up graded if needed, cleaned up, engine beds and fuel tank area remodeled and painted, Engine painted etc. etc. etc.
Then we went cruising for our 4 1/2 years with a few more serious projects that I have documented with pictures. She’s now sitting comfortable on the Nuese River in North Carolina, very well equipped, ready to go again.
She’s a damn good boat and she’s priced to sell. By no means perfect,(almost to me) but that’s the life we choose isn’t it?
Pearson 424 Sloop rigged cruising sailboat
Year Built, 1980 Hull No. 91
Hull Id # PEA59091M80A
Vessel: LOA 42′-4″ LOW 38′-8″ BEAM 13′-0″ DRAFT 5′-3″
Displacement 23,000Lbs. Ballast 7634 Lbs.
Hull: Hour glass chine, modified fin keel, spade rudder attached to skeg.
Construction: Fiberglass solid hull, hand laid up.
Deck: Fiberglass reinforced plastic with core.
Frames: Fiberglass reinforced plastic covered marine plywood.
Bulkheads: Marine plywood
Engine: Westerbeke Model W-71C with Velvet Drive Transmission
w/Admirals Instrument Panel. Engine No. U3833-E102
Walters “V” Drive Model RV20, Serial No. 37352, Ratio 2:05 to 1
Shaft: Stainless Steel 1.5″ (new 2014) with PYI packing-less thru hull shaft seal. (new bellows 2014)
Propeller: Stainless Steel, Martec AutoStream 3 blade Feathering, Variable Pitch set at 10″(adjustable in water) 19″ Dia. (New 2004)
Spare Propeller: Bronze 3 blade 18″ Dia. 11″pitch
Bilge Pumps 3: One (1) Primary West Marine Gyro800 GPH with auto/manual switch. One (1) Large capacity Backup West Marine 2200 GPH pump with auto/manual switch. One (1) manual Whale Gusher pump mounted in cockpit with stainless steel handle. Operable from helm with all lockers secured closed.
Tankage: Fuel: One (1) welded aluminum 80 gallon diesel tank with bronze shutoff valve, grounded, vented with above deck fill pipe. (tanked removed 2014, inspected, bottom cut off, cleaned, new bottom professionally welded on with same aluminum alloy. A loss of approx 2 gallons)
Water Tanks: Three (3) separate fiberglass reinforced plastic fresh water tanks, each vented with a separate deck fill. All tanks lead to a clearly marked header under the galley sink. 50 gallons each tank. Total water storage, 150 US gallons.
Electrical system: The 12 volt system is powered through a 4 position master switch by two (2) 200 Amp hour 4D batteries wired in parallel for a total of 400 Amp hours. The system has circuit breaker or fuse protection on all circuits and the panel is clearly marked.
A separate master on-off switch isolates a dedicated 55 Amp hour 1000 CCA, AGM Optima engine start battery from the house bank. An Emergency “all batteries” to start engine system is installed.
A Heart Interface Echo charger has been installed between the house and engine start battery to insure the engine start battery is fully charged at all times.
AC Shore Power system 30 Amp. 115 V with panel mounted Volt and Amp meters are properly installed with reverse polarity indicator and circuit breaker protection on all circuits.
Two (2) 50 ft 30 Amp shore power cords.
System Charging: Powermax 150 Amp-hr high output Marine alternator & Balmar 3 stage Max charge programmable regulator.
Pro Mariner 30 Amp. 3 bank battery charger is wired to charge the house bank.
Three (3) 130 Watt 7.8 Amp solar panels with Morningstar ProStar-30 charge controller all wired with 8 AWG
Fourwinds Wind generator with VR2 controller on 1 1/4″ stainless steel pole mounted aft. (presently not wired)
Link 10 E-meter: system is installed to monitor charge state of batteries, amp-hrs used, amp-hrs available, charging amps and voltage from each of the charging sources.
Inverter: Xantrex PROwatt SW 2000 (new June 2018)DC to AC 2000 watt inverter has been properly installed and hard wired into ships system. Both input and output sides are fused. An automatic transfer switch has been installed to prevent inverter from delivering electrical power to ships system should 115 volt shore power be connected.
Autohelm ST 50 3 units, Digital Knots/Log Indicator, Digital Dept Indicator and Apparent Wind & Anemometer Indicator.
Raymarine RL80CRC Radar Chartplotter w/ Raystar 120 sensor
Raymarine 2KW 18″ Raydome mounted with a Waltz leveling system on the backstay
Magellan Model 6500 GPS mounted at nav table.
ICOM 706 MKII-G Ham-Marine Single Side Band Radio
SSB Antenna Backstay with Insulators and new extra thick (.020) extra wide copper banding running along hull to exterior grounding plate.
Raymarine Auto Pilot wheel mounted
XM box Serious Radio.
Pioneer VCR/ CD/VHF
Lofran Kobra Model 375 windlass, 280′ 5/16″ chain on 66# Lewmar claw. 45# CQR 65′ BBB chain and 250′ 5/8″ rode. Stern anchor Danforth 22S 30′ chain 125′ 5/8″ rode. Heavy duty bowsprit with added support and Lewmar heavy duty chain stopper.
ProFurl NC-42 Genoa Furling System
Hood Stowaway Mainsail System. New Gearbox in Mast 2017
Mainsail: Dacron Griener restitched 2017. Good condition.
Genoa: Airforce Bluewater 135% Crosscut 9.3oz. Challenger cloth restitched 2017 Good condition.
8′ Caribe RIB dinghy with 9.8 Nissan 2 stroke (new 2015)
Davit System: Ocean Marine SD 250lbs. 6:1 tackle motor side 4:1 tackle bow side.
Motor Lift: Ocean Marine MD-20 225lb lift capacity.
SK Watermaker Model 150 DC Reverse Osmosis
Hotwater heater plumbed to all sinks and shower stall.
Seward 3 burner gimbaled galley stove
2 Aluminium 8 lbs Propane Tanks double solenoid, one in vented storage locker in cockpit other in locker next to stove. Lighted solenoid switch above stove in galley.
Alder-Barbour 12v Super Cold Machine in double insulated box.With water cooling.
Seagull Ecology Water Filter.
Nicro Solar 3″ vents
Custom Composting Head System.
If your interested, contact me by email or phone 603-203-1730 I have plenty of pictures and most all work has been documented with clear and precise pictures.
Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.
July 23, 2019 at 7:39 am #225182
Hey Ken, you have certainly documented excellent value with all the upgrades and improvements you’ve accomplished on Painkiller, I am interested in what sources you discovered for in mast furling rebiuld please. I have not noticed any issues yet but I’d rather be proactive and inspect it before problems start.
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