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.