Originally Posted by jsaronson
Owned a Pearson 28, own a C&C 35. Drooled over a Sabre or 2. C&C is more fun to sail than the Pearson. A 30 footer has a lot less cabin than a 36!! Condition is the most important thing with a 35 year old boat. Layout is second if you plan to live aboard. Sailing performance is third.
Watch out for Sandy damage- there is no equivalent to Carfax.
How quickly you became a traitor to the Pearson cause!
You have just forgotten how fun it is to sail a Pearson...