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post #48 of Old 11-22-2012
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re: First boat: Cal 2-27, Pearson 28 or Islander 28?

Hello. My first boat was a Cal 2 27.i bought it with no engine.good boat to learn. Fun and fast for its size.will definitely be good choice. The pearson 28 is also a great boat.i havent sailed on one but have on many others including the 29.i beleive the pearson performs better upwind, the cal downwind.
question? Is any of the boats actually sailing?you must consider the condition of rhe rig and deck.the 8 hp will be too small to move the cal specially if its rough.
Islanders had a lot of problems with blisters sometime in the 70s
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