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Old 11-22-2003
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pearson 424 vs. passport 40

Dear Whoosh,

Thanks for the (as always) valuable input.

You may be right with the apples and oranges analogy. My rough survey of yachtworld and elsewhere indicates that a comparably equiped early to mid 80s Passport 40 is roughly 75% to 100% more than a similar aged and equiped Pearson 424. Personal economics would dictate that my Passport be sparsely equiped. I would then need to outfit it over time to my dreamboat status.

My fixation on the Passport 40 and Pearson 424 is a result of my lack of knowledge of the myriad cruising boats out there and my unsystematic, anecdotal experience picking up boat leads here and there from friends, magazine articles, internet sites, brokers, ne''er do wells and the ususal cast of characters.

I would appreciate, and hereby solicit, suggested alternatives. Anyone familiar with these two boats knows generally what I am after: comfortable aft-cockpit cruiser, with two staterooms around 40 feet, performance also important (taking into account the other constraints here), cost around $120K or less.

Thanks from Philip,
the master of anecdotal evidence
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