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'79 Pearson '32
I am new to sailing and I am looking for a good deal on a used boat. I have chartered (on vacation) for a week in the bahamas on a '45 foot sailboat and was looking for something here on my local lake.
I saw a 1979 Pearson '31.5 ft (beam of 10ft) and wanted to get everyone's opinion of this boat. Is this a good boat in terms of ease of use, construction, and reliability?
I looked on the message boards and did not see "Pearson" as a specific boat for a discussion. Does this make go by a different name possilby?
The boat that I have seen has a tiller. Isn't that possibly too large of a boat to have a tiller?
Another boat I am also considering is a 26 ft Hunter constructed in 1982. Obviously the hunter will be cheaper and the slip fees will not be as bad given the smaller beam. I am split on which size boat to go after. The larger Pearson boat, large enough to house my family of four for a weekend or a hunter '26 that may possilby be a little tighter; however a little easier to maneuver though one that I will need to upsize from in a few years????
Too many pro's and con's to weigh - any helpful insight would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by manhattan08; 03-01-2009 at 08:13 PM.