re: First boat: Cal 2-27, Pearson 28 or Islander 28?
Thanks a bunch for the responses.
HyLyte, could you provide some more details on the Cal vs Islander comparison? Was the Cal faster, steadier, easier to handle? These boats are pretty similar on paper, so anything you could add would help get the picture.
emoney, prices are pretty much set in stone at this point (I did do some bargaining). Islander has another offer pending, so there's not much room there. Condition-wise the Cal is by far the best, the Islander the worst (although still pretty good), and Pearson somewhere in the middle. Engine-wise it's the exact opposite: Islander the best, Cal the worst. I guess what I'm really trying to find out is which one is the better sailboat.
Any opinions on the Pearson? From what I read it's supposed to be a very good boat, but it would be nice to hear from someone who can compare first-hand to the other two.