Hi all...Paradiso here. I am relatively new to posting on the forum but won't be a stranger. We have a 1987 Pearson 28-2 (Paradiso) kept on the Potomac River that is tricked out nicely for single-handing but it won't be the sail away boat. Starting the plan now for 5-years away. In the meantime....I will be scouring the boards for advice and wisdom. I look forward to the discussion.
Welcome to the forum. Julie and I have been on the 10 year plan for awhile now. Figured we would go with the bigger number that way we just might get out "early." Lots of good info here on the CF.
You may be aware of James Baldwin already.........?? If not he is a great resource for all things voyaging in small boats. He and his boat Atom (Pearson Triton 28) have done a fair bit of epic voyaging. His web site is good info to peruse for ideas and the like. I believe it is Atom Voyages - Home
i tip my hat to you small boaters. you have something special.
i am sitting here at the dock, across the finger from me sits a 32aprox.
he is hobbyhorsing all over. we are rocking a bit... i could not imagine that boat in 6-8' seas....
So while I have a 28 foot Pearson now...I am planning to go bigger when the time comes. Maybe a cat...maybe a mono...definitely bigger...probably 36-40. Of course working this out is part of the 5-year plan isn't it.
Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I assume by your post you'll be going for a larger boat in the future to make your 5 year plan come to reality.
If you are a couple I'd go no larger than 36 but you've got enough sailing experience to make up your own mind about that. I've crewed on or owned many boats in my lifetime and found that everything I ever needed while cruising would have fit in my old 35.