I singlehanded in a Pearson
Ariel, which is a 26' Alberg
design, and a little sister to the 35. Solid boat. So is the Rawson; maybe even more so - can't remember the specs. Are you tall? I'm 6'2" and will never go without standing headroom
again. From the images
, the Rawson looks in better cosmetic shape, which can be an indicator of many things. The Pearson
looks a little tired on the inside. If you have to replace rigging
or other parts
, 30' is going to be cheaper than 35'. I love the deep cockpit
and ergonomics of the Rawson + the high freeboard. I beat back from Puerto Vallarta
to Morro Bay, and I was wet and miserable with the lower freeboard of the Alberg design.
, dodger… if it were me, I'd probably post on CF!
Only you can make the choice. Good luck!