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Old 23-03-2005, 21:24   #1
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A search of traderonline.com as suggested by someone for boats around 36 feet and under $50,000- lists the following. Ranger 37, Irwin 37, Gulfstar 37, Jouet 36, Abbott 36, S2 36, Ericson 35, Morgan 35, Tartan 34C, Cal ?, C&C Landfall, Columbia 36, Halberg Rassey CC, C&C35. The Abbott is the most appealing to me and a 73 Pearson also looked good. I have not seen any of these boats up close and have not sailed on any of them. I would appreciate opinions on any of the above, if they are worth looking at, or if I should drop them off the list. I am more concerned with a proven solid hull and rig than I am about interior niceties. The 73 Pearson in what appears to be nice condition is listed at $32500- and that leaves room for a lot of new pieces.
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For boats built in the 70's - S2, and Pearson, and maybe Tartan would be my top picks. I sailed them all in the 70's and 80's as crew on weekend racing and then cruising with friends. Well built. I also sailed Ericson, which was less money when new and had issues over time - also did not perform as well. I have seen some old S2's that were mint - maybe due to short season. Obviously, its individual boat and survey. capt lar
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Thanks for that. There is a 73 Pearson that looks nice and clean, I think one owner at $32,500- open to offers. That leaves a lot of room to replace the standing rigging, add sails etc. I always thought S2 built solid boats, at one time I was about to contact them to become a dealer. If anyone else has some comments I would like to here them. Anyone sailed on these boats?
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