1965 Pearson Countess 44

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Class Sails
Category Ketch, Antique and Classics
Year 1965
Make Pearson
Length 44'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Charlevoix, MI
Accomodation
  • Berths for five, Songe rubber mattresses covered with Naugahyde
  • Two hanging lockers
  • Fitted sheets for two stateroom berths
  • Many generous lockers and drawers throughout
  • Four cockpit cushions and helmsman seat cushion in good condition
  • 12 LED cabin lights
  • Roll-up carpet for deckhouse
  • Plexiglas windows for deckhouse (new 2016 and 2017)
  • Folding dining table in deckhouse
  • 2 folding wood chairs in deckhouse
  • Removable cockpit drop-leaf table
Ground Tackle
  • 28lb Danforth anchor
  • 22lb Danforth anchor
  • Anchor chain 3/8" galvanized 15'
  • 260' 3/4" nylon anchor rode
  • 275' 3/4" spare nylon anchor rode
  • Assorted nylon docklines 5/8" and 1/2"
  • Two inflatable cylindrical fenders 24" x 10"
  • Stainless steel bow roller for anchor
Sails
  • Hard mainsail 1966 (original) , fair condition with bag
  • Mack mizzen 2008, very good condition with bag
  • Quantum roller furling   135% genoa with rope luff (2016) excellent condition with bag
  • Mizzen staysail Hard 1966 (red and white), excellent condition with bag
  • Spinnaker Hood 1966 (red,white,blue), excellent condition with bag
  • Covers: Pacific blue Sunbrella sail covers for main and mizzen and for varnished handrails, and for main mast boot.
Rigging
  • Original stainless steel standing rigging with Merriman turnbuckles
  • Hood roller furling jib headstay system
  • 2 braided  Dacron genoa sheets 9/16"
  • Mizzen sheet 3/8" braided Dacron with 4 blocks
  • Mizzen staysail 3/8" braided Dacron sheet and halyard
  • Spinnaker pole topping lift, 3/8" braided Dacron
  • Spinnaker halyard, 1/2" braided Dacron
  • 2 Spinnaker sheets, 1/2" braided Dacron
  • Dynema main halyard
  • Spare Dynema main halyard
  • Main boom downhaul 3/8" Dacron
  • Jib furling line (and spare for backup) 5/16" braided Dacron
  • Stainless steel wire main topping lift with block and rope tail
  • Stainless steel wire mizzen topping lift with rope tail
  • 2 stainless steel wire mizzen running backstays with block and rope tail
  • 3 South Coast snatch blocks
  • 2 sliding genoa track cars
  • 2 sliding genoa track cleats
  • 6 part 9/16" mainsheet with Garhauer block on boom and Harken block/cam cleat at base of mizzen mast
  • Rigging tension gauge
  • Bosun's chair
  • 4 gray PVC shroud rollers for mainmast shrouds
  • 10 Turnbuckle boots (gray pvc pipe)
  • Sitka spruce main and mizzen booms, stripped and refinished 2016
  • Sitka spruce spinnaker pole
  • Sitka spruce jib club (no longer installed) with aluminum pedestal and SS traveler (no longer installed)
  • Aluminum spreaders for main and mizzen
  • Original spruce spreaders for main and mizzen (spares)
Winches
  • 2 Barient #28 two-speed  self tailing sheet winches with two handles
  • Main halyard reel winch with handle
  • South Coast #1 jib halyard winch with handle
  • 2 South Coast #1 cockpit sheet winches with handles
  • South Coast #3 mizzen halyard winch with handle
  • South Coast #2 main sheet winch with handle
Deck
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with double lifelines and gate on starboard side
  • 10 Portholes (6 opening with screens)
  • 10 Porthole curtains
  • 3 Dorade deck vents with screen inserts
  • 2 Deck hatches with screens
  • Companionway doors (screened) with Plexiglass inserts
  • Original companionway doors (spare)
  • 3 heavy duty dockside 110V electrical cords (15', 50', and 61')
  • Jabsco wash down pump
  • Two aluminum boathooks 8' and 6' long
  • Folding swim ladder
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits and falls
  • Two deck lights on main spreaders
Safety
  • 10 life vests
  • 2 horseshoe rings
  • 6-person Winslow life raft
  • CO Alarm
  • Fog horn (mouth operated)
  • Orion flare guns with flares
  • Whale gusher manual bilge pump
  • 3 Kidde dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • Fold-up radar reflector
Engine
  • Ford/Osco 6 cylinder diesel (original)
  • Engine service and parts manuals
  • Engine spare parts repair kit
  • Extra fuel filters primary and secondary
  • Extra oil filters
  • Morse shift/starter lever in cockpit
  • 12V engine blower
  • Engine hour meter (installed 2004) under helmsman seat (223 hours since install)
  • Engine indicator panel on port side of cockpit (RPM, water temp, oil pressure)
  • Cutlass bearing and zinc (new 2012)
  • Flexible shaft alignment coupling
  • Speed Seal cover for sea water pump
  • Auxiliary electric fuel pump
  • 3-bladed bronze prop
  • 35 amp alternator for engine starter battery
  • 100amp alternator for house batteries
  • 4 120 amp hour Delco house batteries (new in 2015)
  • 1 Delco engine starter battery new in 2014
  • 60 gallon steel fuel tank port and starboard
  • Sight tube gauge for reading fuel levels
  • Dynaplate goundplate
Galley
  • 12 cubic ft refrigerator/freezer in insulated box, with Grunert 12V  water-cooled refrigeration
  • Origo 2-burner combination alcohol/electric stove
  • 12V pressure water system
  • 150 gallon water tank under galley sole with see-thru Lexan tops
  • Atwood automatic sump pump for shower and galley sink drain
  • 6 gallon hot water tank regulated by either 110V shore power or engine heat exchanger
  • Force 10 propane grill with mounting bracket on stern rail
  • Fold-away dinette table
Head
  • Monomatic re-circulating chemical toilet
  • 25 gallon holding tank
  • Whale gusher pump for pumping toilet to tank
  • Emergency portable Whale gusher pump
  • Shower
Navigation/instruments
  • LED running lights mounted on pulpit (port and starboard)
  • LED anchor light at main masthead
  • LED steaming light just below mainmast spreaders
  • Stern light on taffrail
  • Two large chart table drawers
  • Danforth/White 6" compass in pedestal mounted binnacle lit by LED lamp
  • Brooks and Gatehouse speed/odometer log with impellor
  • Hummingbird 100SX depth sounder with in-hull transducer
  • Brooks and Gatehouse Hecta depth sounder with thru-hull transducer
  • Decca 101 radar (1974) Non -Functioning- may need new belt or bearing
  • Standard Horizon IC-M302 VHF radiotelephone
Electrical Panel
  • Circuit breakers for all circuits
  • Three Blue Sea Systems master battery switches
  • Ammeter and Voltmeter
  • Navigation subpanel in deckhouse 
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Dimensions
Nominal Length
44
Length Overall
44.5
Max Draft
5.3
Beam
12
Length at Waterline
30.5
Engine Make Ford \ Osco
Engine Model 590E
Engine Year 1965
Total Power 96hp
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1965 Pearson Countess 44

 This Pearson Countess 44  is as close to original as you will find.  She boasts hull number 16 and has been enjoyed by the same family since new.  Originally commissioned by Palmer Johnson in Wisconsin she was brought to Charlevoix MI that same summer.  Algonquin has been lightly used for 3 months each summer  for family day sailing and  Great Lakes cruising. Click on all the wonderful photos and see the full specs for a complete equipment list. Algonquin can be seen by appointment, call and make your plan for a visit today.   

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