I bought an '84 Pearson 303 in very good condition with a lot of accessories. At the end of October, I moved aboard and have never looked back - although we've been spoiled with the warmest winter in MANY years. If I love it this much now, I'll be ecstatic in the summer. I have a HUGE learning curve to tackle, but am eager to just jump in.
Best of luck with the 10M - a great choice that will give you decades of pleasure (and lots of sweat equity - just like mine).
Best of luck. Share your experiences....
Pearson 303 Hull #137
S/V "C'est Magnifique"