Lots of folks on here have been saying that smaller is better. It makes sense that smaller boats, 1) cost less to buy initially, 2) probably cost less to maintain, 3) can be sailed anywhere a bigger boat can (see recent threads about D.Lange), 4) are easier to sail/handle, and a host of other reasons, cheaper slip rents, etc.
To that end I have expanded my search for boats under 40'. I found a 1972 Pearson
390 in Florida
. It seems like a very nice boat from what I can tell. It does have an aft double berth, which I like, and seems well laid out. I don't know that much about them. So, questions for the group.
owners out there, willing to share info? Are they good sailors? Sound/Well built? Appropriate for cruising, say from Florida
to the Caribbean
. Any disadvantages? Any info is greatly appreciated.
Thanks to all in advance.