SailNet Community - View Single Post - First boat: Cal 2-27, Pearson 28 or Islander 28?
View Single Post
Old 10-31-2012
paul323 paul323 is online now
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SF - South Bay
Posts: 574
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 6
paul323 is on a distinguished road
re: First boat: Cal 2-27, Pearson 28 or Islander 28?

I can't give you direct feedback on that particular Pearson, but have sailed in smaller and larger models. What I can tell you is the Pearson has a very good reputation for solid, well-build, well-designed boats. They used quality materials throughout. Personally - I am biased :-) - I would have thought the Pearson is likely to be the best built of the three.

As always, it comes down to condition and price. All three are quality boats, but if you intend to sail in The Slot (I think you mentioned SF), then I would err on the side of a strong, well-built, seakindly boat. it can get rough and windy out there.

BTW, don't worry about changing the name. Just follow an "official" de-naming ceremony, and don't stint on the champagne. An awful name is worse luck than a rename.....
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook