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Re: Ranger 33 or Ericson 35-2 for Offshore?
Have sailed on neither but I'd go with Ericson 35 II given a choice...comparing the numbers of the boats..the Ericson is heavier, beamier, likley more stable and stiffer...will likely carry a bit more in terms of supplies...also likely the drier boat of the two ...but not having been on either...this isn't a qualified opinion naturally...On paper ...offshore, I'd wanna be on the Ericson...
I ran the two boats on the comparison calculator here :
Sail Calculator Pro v3.53 - 2500+ boats
They are surprisingly similar (identical even) on all counts except displacement to length, which is lower on the Ranger.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay