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Pig -- OK, I"ll bite. Of course, I am a huge Pearsonite so keep that bias in mind. I currently own a P-33-2, my second Pearson. YMMV.
I can put you in touch with at least one former owner of a 424 if you'd like. He sailed his all up and down the east coast and sold it to a fellow who was taking it to Europe. A fellow who used to post on here quite a bit named Jack (can't recall his screen name right now -- drat!) had one that he and his wife sailed all over Europe as well. It will go anywhere.
It really is a fantastic boat -- I love the lines. If I had the money and needed a boat that big, it would be my first pick. Check out the interior layout to make sure it suits you. As I recall (I tend to get the big Pearson's confused on layout) it has two companionways, one aft and one forward. Some people like it some don't of course. It's big and strong.
SailorMitchSailing winged keels since 1989.
1.20.09 Bush's last day the end of an error !! Hopefully we still have a constitution and economy left by then.
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