I'm torn between these two boats. The SJ is a 79' and the Pearson
is a 83'. The SJ comes with a complete set of racing
and cruising sails
and has been converted to wheel steering
. All lines lead aft. It appears to be in very good condition and well maintained.
is pretty standard with genny and main. The main was new in 04'. Both vessels have pretty much the same electronics
and navigation gear
. The Pearson appears to be in decent condition but looks a bit "tired". Running rigging
and probably standing rigging
on both boats likely needs replacing.
I can get the SJ for $9000 or the Pearson for $11,000. I'm torn. Obviously a survey
is in order on either boat.
While I use to do some racing
30 years ago, I don't know if I would really get much use out of the racing sails
for the SJ. But who knows? I might enter a race
or two. I'm really more into coastal cruising with a future trip to the Bahamas
in a couple of years.
Which vessel would you choose?