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Ericson 35 MkII hulls were made in two pieces, port and starboard, flanged and bonded down the middle. A friend of mine had one them years ago, and he discovered during a haulout that the bond started to fail near the turn of the bow about a foot or so below the waterline. It's a fixable problem, but there's really no way to know without a haulout (and it wasn't a trivial job). He also replaced the port side of that main bulkhead (also not a trivial job).
Bottom line is that I would never buy that big a boat without a survey, even it it were dirt cheap. You could easily wind up with a 12,000 lb pile of junk, for which YOU are liable.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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