Welcome to our series of a Restoration of a Pearson 323 sailboat.

Please take a moment and view our introductory video

The Athena Querida

Follow along as we discover the conditions of our boat, the delivery and the beginning of the restoration process.

Chapter 1 The Boat. (Video Runtime: 9:50) Support Documents

Chapter 2 The Survey. (Video Runtime: 12:45) Support Documents

Chapter 3 The Haulout. (Video Runtime: 8:00) Support Documents

Chapter 4 The Delivery

4.1 Hilton Head to Jekyll Island. (Video Runtime: 10:30) Support Documents
4.2 Run Aground. (Video Runtime: 6:21) Support Documents
4.3 Palmer-Johnson Marina to Jekyll Island. (Video Runtime: 8:00) Support Documents
4.4 Jekyll Island to St Augustine (Part One). (Video Runtime: 11:30) Support Documents
4.5 Jekyll Island to St Augustine (Part Two). (Video Runtime: 7:30) Support Documents
4.6 The Repair. (Video Runtime: 19:00) Support Documents
4.7 Leaving St Augustine. (Video Runtime: 5:28) Support Documents
4.8 St Augustine to Hanover Canal. (Video Runtime: 6:40) Support Documents
4.9 Hanover Canal to Lake Okeechobee. (Video Runtime: 8:40) Support Documents
4.10 Epilogue - Indian Town. (Video Runtime: 7:37) Support Documents

Stay tuned for the continuation of our series.

The Pearson 323 Refit Video Series will be distributed by The Sailing Channel TV over it's Internet TV channel. TSCtv will offer the series on its website, through its RSS video podcast feed, and as part of its Brightcove video syndication platform.

Production begins November 1 on the following:

Chapter 5 Repowering the Pearson 323.

5.1 Removing the Yanmar 2GM20FVC.
5.2 Reconstructing the diesel fiberglass pan.
5.3 Painting the diesel compartment.
5.4 Lighting the diesel compartment.
5.5 Replacing the Cutless Bearing.
5.6 Installing a new Stuffing Box.
5.7 Inspection of V-Drive & Transmission.
5.8 Replacement of new S.S. Propeller shaft.
5.9 Installation of 3-blade folding prop.
5.10 Replace new engine mounts.
5.11 Installation of new Yanmar 3YM30FC.
5.12 Alignment of mounts, engine & shaft.
5.13 Fuel system: install new tank, gauge & filters.
5.14 Cooling systems: Fresh & raw, impellers and filters.
5.15 Exhaust and Ventilation Systems: mufflers, risers and vacuum breakers.
5.16 Engine Controls: Install new single lever control.
5.17 Routine maintenance & checklist schedules for the owner (includes .pdf of curiserís spare parts kit).

Chapter 6 Bottom Treatments for the Pearson 323.

6.1 Haulout and inspection of the bottom.
6.2 Inspection of blisters, pox, and repairs.
6.3 Preparation of bottom for anti-fouling paint.
6.4 Inspection and replacement of thru-hull valves.
6.5 Application and purpose of bottom paint for fiberglass hulls.
6.6 Transducers: install new speed, depth and temp.

Chapter 7 Electrical Systems for the Pearson 323 and other sailboats.

7.1 Install new electrical panels for both AC & DC.
7.2 Install a new alternator.
7.3 Batteries: Types, charging systems, battery boxes and maintenance.
7.4 Theory of bonding and testing.
7.5 Theory of grounding and testing.
7.6 Theory of corrosion and prevention.
7.7 Theory of galvanic isolation and testing.
7.8 Relighting the cabin and navigation lights with LEDs.

Chapter 8 Electrical Systems for the Pearson 323 and other sailboats.

8.1 Marine heads: Installation of new manual head.
8.2 Marine sanitation devices: Use of Y-valves, macerators, ElecraSan and installation of unit. Review of current Coast Guard Regulations concerning discharge of waste.
8.3 Replacement of outdated hoses with new specially designed waste hoses.

Appendix Miscellaneous Projects & Boat Systems.

Brightwork - Finishing interior and exterior teak.
Inspection Ring - re-chroming.
Installing the swim platform.
Installing Plas-Teak & Holly cabin sole.
Installing a anchor windless.
Installing cockpit & anchor showers.
Installing the dive locker.
Installing the Autohelm 4000 autopilot.
Installing a watermaker.
Installing an onboard cold plate/refrigeration.
Installing and inspecting bilge, raw water, fresh water head and shower pumps.
Installing and anchoring systems. Types of anchors chain, rode and bowsprits.
Gelcoat: Purpose, types, maintenance and restoration.
Removing & replacing the galley cabinet top with corian, new fixtures and hoses.
Reupholstering of all cushions including new foam.
Installing GPS, Chartplotter and Radar.

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