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post #4 of Old 02-02-2012
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I've always heard that Ericson's were pretty well made boats.
You might find that some of them have the Atomic 4 engine in them. That is not an issue to me as my older classic plastic Tartan 27' has one. A boat with an Atomic 4 should be cheaper then a comparable boat equipped with a diesel engine.
Beyond the usual stuff older boats come with (worn cutless or shaft, chain plates, soft spots, stinky holding tank etc, etc) I see no reason not to consider an Ericson 27'.
A 27 footer is about the smallest size I'd ever consider for living aboard.
You should look at as many E27's and other 27 footers as you can before pulling the trigger on anything.
Happy hunting.

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