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Old 24-04-2015, 14:07   #1
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Can anyone tell me a reputable place to get parts for my Pearson 32?

Also, I'm looking for a propeller shaft sheer key......
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Old 29-04-2015, 14:51   #2
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Huh? What parts? and shaft keys are different sizes and lengths, and composition.
Needs more explanation, there aren't really parts books for sailboats, unless it's a certain component, usually engine related.


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Surely there has to be some reference guide to similar components used in the make and model of my ship?....

I see a lot of info for the 323, but not my Pearson 32.....
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Re: Finding parts

Any auto parts supplier will have a sheer key for a prop shaft (if you know the size).
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Re: Finding parts

Key stock will be fairly inexpensive. Maybe measure the diameter of your shaft and ask a shaft supplier what size the stock is.
or... look at the end of your transmission coupling, you may be able to see/measure the key size there.
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Re: Finding parts

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Surely there has to be some reference guide to similar components used in the make and model of my ship?....

I see a lot of info for the 323, but not my Pearson 32.....
I got a key from a local machine shop. Get two, and clamp it in with a plastic wire tie.

Reference guide? The best place to start looking is to find folks with the same boat. Have you Googled your boat?

If so, and there isn't a group, then join the 323 group, or any other Pearson sailboat group, since most of the stuff and their "sources" will be very much alike.

While this forum is very helpful, many of the skippers are in larger boats and doing much more than coastal or local sailing.

Try www.sailboatowners.com forum, great folks there, too, and I send a lot of skippers there over here for the great discussions.

Good luck.
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Surely there has to be some reference guide to similar components used in the make and model of my ship?....

I see a lot of info for the 323, but not my Pearson 32.....
No such thing. Boats are made of

a) parts common to all or many boats and
b) parts specific to a specific piece of gear on the boat.

They are not like cars. You can't walk in to a boat parts store and ask for a shaft key for a Pearson 32. The shaft key is sized to the slot cut in the shaft to accomodate the key. It may be the same key as the one on all other Pearson 32's or may not be like any of them.

I get the feeling you're new to this game. I admire the fact that you are willing to get your hands dirty and fix/learn about your boat. Best to start with an open mind.
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No such thing. Boats are made of

a) parts common to all or many boats and
b) parts specific to a specific piece of gear on the boat.

They are not like cars. You can't walk in to a boat parts store and ask for a shaft key for a Pearson 32. The shaft key is sized to the slot cut in the shaft to accomodate the key. It may be the same key as the one on all other Pearson 32's or may not be like any of them.

I get the feeling you're new to this game. I admire the fact that you are willing to get your hands dirty and fix/learn about your boat. Best to start with an open mind.

Exactly, some makers reference materials common to your design, in reality they are off market brands.
There are online some boat scrap yards that salvage boats.
Be cautious with these as its online. #1, and subject to difficulties if your stuff don't fit.
And you will have little recourse returning these items.
If it's engine related stuff ,that's a lot easier as engines are pretty common in certain boats.
There are some bizarre ones out there as well.
Check things out carefully and you won't be surprised as often.


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