Thanks for the feedback. We started at $44K and got to $35 where we are at present. Subject, of course to survey and sea trial. I'm still thinking we are a little high on price. Not too familiar with the 39 and so wanted some thoughts on both the boat and the deal. This is a no broker deal just person to person. In my mind a good thing.
Probably, except a broker can get you a list of what other Pearson 39's have sold for over the past six months, to give you an idea of whether you are in the right ballpark. A good broker will give you good advice, as well, with the thought that if you don't buy this one you'll buy another.
As to the 39, I don't know it but I do have a colleague with a mid 70s Pearson 36 that is a great boat and sails very nicely to its rating (he likes to race it). I am a big fan of Pearsons, generally, and I had a mid 60s Ensign that is still sailing under different ownership.