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Great great boat! They just don't design or build really nice boats in this size range any more, and to my eye, Carl S never drew an ugly boat. Give a choice, go with the Pacific Boat Works 911s over the Erickson. It's several hundred pounds lighter. To the OP, I don't have one, but have sailed on them and against them. We have a 'big sister', an Express 34. The habits and handling are similar, and the Alsberg Bros (Express) and PBW (Olson) glasswork and build quality are excellent. That said, it's fairly likely you'll find some bad deck core at this point in history given their age and general hard use by their owners over the years. Check chainplates, deck hardware areas, etc.. Unless its a disaster, the 911s is well worth the repairs. If I were looking for a 30' all around boat that's a very capable coastal cruiser as well, it'd be at the top of my list.
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