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pearson 424 vs. passport 40
OK, I''m not Jeff. And I don''t have much to tell you, but first a disclaimer: I own one Pearson (it''s for sale, but is only a 27) and am about to buy a bigger Pearson.
One way to compare boats, as far as it goes, is to look at PHRF ratings. According to the PHRF New England site, the Passport 40 rates 138, the P-424 rates 168. That tells you a little something about comparative performance.
One of the glossy sailing mags recently had an article about Dawn Riley and her Passport 40. I doubt Dawn would buy a dog of a boat.
To even the score, hunt around on here and find the email address for a fellow named Jack, who goes by the name Whoosh. He owns a P-424 and currently is in London if I recall correctly. Jack is a serious sailor and can tell you the good and bad about the 424. I also can put you in touch with a couple of other current P-424 owners if you''re interested.