SailNet Community - View Single Post - Thoughts on Pearson 31 as a first boat?
View Single Post
post #9 of Old 07-07-2006
Senior Member
CBinRI's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 919
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
A Pearson 31 seems like a great idea for your described needs. My only question is whether you might want to consider starting out on something smaller. Smaller boats are generally more responsive and can do a better job of teaching you to sail. Also, it is a cheaper way of learning whether you will use it enough to justify the expense. My first boat was a Pearson Ensign, which is 22 feet long. Before that I had sailed Sunfish. After that, I moved up to 36 feet and am now at 41. Not sure I would have been as comfortable with the '36 if I hadn't done the '22 first.
CBinRI is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome