I own a 1985 Pearson
34. I currently sail on Lake Lanier in Georgia
. For a weekender, it is a great boat. Plenty of room for a couple and we routinely spend long weekends with our two sons as well. I have owned the boat for 5 years and love it. As for cruising, I think there are some shortfalls. Tankage for one. 22 gals of Diesel
, 50 gals of water
seem small to me. On the ICW though it might be fine. Also, the 6 foot draft
is an issue. Pearson did make the 34 in a Keel/centerboard version that would solve that problem. The boat sails
great and as has been mentioned is easy to single
hand. I would be happy to answer any specific questions you have about the boat.