Thoughts on Pearson 31 as a first boat?
As the title indicates, I am looking to buy my first boat (novice sailor) and I am considering a 1990 Pearson 31. The boat will be kept and sailed on a freshwater lake and used primarily for daysailing with the occasional overnight. I would like something that is big enough to have room for my wife, daughter and friends to comfortably join me, but small enough to be singlehanded and not give me heartburn when I have to dock. Finally, I'd like something that is well built and will hold its value.
Does the Pearson seem to fit this description?