Originally Posted by boobalulu
We are about to buy our first boat and wanted to get feedback on the Pearson 28-2. A sailing friend says it is too light for cruising in Maine waters. What do you all think? Thanks.
A completely absurd statement(your friend's) by someone with little or no real sailing experience. The Pearson would be a great boat for gunkholing, coastal cruising, and even trips offshore
if it is prepared properly for sea. It is fast on its feet, easy to handle and has ample room below. The worse mistake first boat owners make is to buy a boat that is too big and intimidating to handle competently and safely or to buy a heavy sea slug that is not fun to sail unless you have 20 knots of wind
. Look for a light to medium displacement
boat under 30 feet. Learn to sail and you'll love to sail. Good luck and good sailing, Ron