Recent events have conspired to put me in the boat market.
This was not something I wanted.
The top dawg is currently Pearson 34-1; there are several in my area that are worth looking at.
The anticipated use is 80% day sailing out of Portsmouth, NH - 10% over nighting (away or at our mooring) - 10% cruising (week long trips to Casco Bay and such). It will, of course, be a party barge most summer nights after work.
Pearson 34 and Sabre 34 represent our ideal layout for cockpit and cabin.
First Q: Does the P34-1 (1983-86) have a cored hull? I know the 34-2 does; I believe the 34-1 does not.
If anyone with info on these boats could share with me that would be great.
Things to look for during the inspection...
Reasons to pick a different boat...
I know that the stock 16hp engine is too small for the Piscataqua River (second fastest current in the US) I'm only looking at P34s with the 23hp Yanmar or better. I've also learned to watch the tides very carefully.
Thanks in advance,
Ken (watch the signature below for upcoming changes!)