The whirlwind tour of the FL & Texas is history. We are back in Indiana, boatless, and we are tired. The search for a new, more appropriate boat, will commence soon. Right now I am leaning towards a Pearson 35 or a Sabre 34 and SAM is non-commital but likes semi-planing hull Trawlers. The future boat should be an interesting quest. Our daughter now works in CT so I will start the search this summer out east.
The Pearson 35 is a well built boat, available and at affordable prices . One of our friends has a very nice one and this is the basis for our liking that boat.
The Sabre 34 was recommended to us by our mechanic in FL and it has the same availability, price point and build characteristics. I like the Sabre cockpit layout and the cutter configuration so that may limit availability somewhat.