The particular boats and a 1983 Catalina 38
and a 1988 Ericson
32-3. We're looking at buying
either of theses two boats and are a little torn between them.
We're based down in Southern California
and our primary use would be family
coastal cruising with overnight trips to Catalina
every so often. Our two sons are interested and have longer trips in mind with some off shore sailing (under 100 miles most likely), trips to the Channel Islands, down into Mexico
We want the boat to easily sleep a family
of 4, be easy to sail (two sons have some experience sailing and racing
smaller boats), handle 20-30 knots of wind
with relative ease, and have a good future resale value.
All thoughts and opinions welcome.