Originally Posted by sowanocna
You seem to have ended on .. Still, one more question, how would you think the 27 Pearson do in the Caribbean for one person, at the same time a single hander. I think its Pearson 27-2 now? Seems to be a bigger boat inside per design, then the 28? I want to go out there sooner then later after all, and one could be had for up to 20K. Would it do to cruise the caribs for 6 months?
I've never seen a Pearson 27 in person. They were only made for a year, and I'm guessing that they didn't make very many of them. On the other hand the Pearson 28-2 was made for about 5 years and they made 200 or so of them.
I think you are confusing multiple boats.
The Pearson 28-2 (1985+) is a "large" 28-foot boat with a big open interior. This is the one that I wrote about. Two key features are the aft head and double sized aft cabin/quarterberth. There are two major berths, a double V-berth and the double aft-berth.
The Pearson 28 (1980s) is a more typical 28-foot cruising boat. It has a more traditional layout with a foreward head. By all accounts it is a nice boat, but I've never sailed one.
The Pearson 27 (1988+) is a 27-foot scaled down version of the 28-2. It replaces the V-berth with a small storage area. The dinette table can drop to fill the settee space with a large double berth. It has a wing keel (the 28-2 has a fin or shoal keel) and looks like a nicely outfit boat. Hot water is optional instead of standard on the 28-2 and there isn't cabin heat. It has a tiller instead of a wheel. I've never been on one personally, but it looks like a nice boat.
There is no 27-2, but some 27s appear to be listed that way on Yachtworld.
There is also a boat called the Triton 27 that was made by Pearson. These were made with old US Yachts molds and are much less interesting boats.