Pearson Vanguard (32) vs Sabre 28 MkII
Cheasapeake-bound. Gunkholing is the life. Planning some ICW too.
Been focusing on Sabres for a while... for all the right reasons. However, being a big sucker for classic lines, the Pearson Vanguard has been getting some of my attention lately. Keen on Rhodes designs. Love the O'Day Outlaw too, but few ever available. All things considered, the two can be had with comparable equipment for roughly the same cost. (10K-15K) I am curious what those in the know might have to say about a 40+ yr old Vanguard vs a 30+ yr old Sabre MkII.
My last "ship" was a 60's Egg Harbor Sedan. That one had others in the anchorages jumping out of their cabins to watch us drop the hook. Nothing like dinghying/taxiing up to an old classic either. I'm now thinking maybe of starting with the Vanguard and saving my $$$ for that Sabre 36 a few years down the road. Any input GREATLY appreciated.
Boatless Roger - still stuck in Texas