Re: Ranger 33 or Ericson 35-2 for Offshore?
Another nod for the Ericson. The Mull Rangers are pretty good boats, but my sense is that the Ericsons are a notch or two up on build quality. Something inherently 'rugged' without being heavy or slow with those older Ericsons, esp that classic.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)