Welcome to Sailnet... It's a pretty nice boat—most Ericsons were fairly well built boats... but you'd get better advice if you said what kind of sailing you plan on doing with the boat, how many people will typically be aboard, and what kind of other advice you're looking for.
I'd also highly recommend you read the POST in my signature.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.