In 1907 Pears described his notion of a single-handed sailor, perhaps with a touch of intransigence, for The Yachting Monthly
in an article aptly titled The "Single-Hander". It reads almost like a polemic—daring the reader to admit to any different approach to single-handed sailing. Given Pears' reputation as something of a gruff man's man with no tolerance for anything namby-pamby or improper (to him at least), the article seems right in character. It turned out to be an article referenced by a number of other sailors within that magazine's pages over the next year or two—including a reference by Albert Strange.
One of Pears' articles for The Yachting Monthly
—Bringing Home the Mave Rhoe
is available on this site. Mave Rhoe
would be a boat that Arthur Watts would later own.
Pears purchased his last yacht, Wanderer,
from Maurice Griffiths' fledgling brokerage in 1923. Griffiths described Pears: