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Re: Little Ericsons, big problems?
Originally Posted by oneshotonekill
I'm also looking at an upper 20's boat. Sabre is at the top of my list, followed by Erickson and Catalina. I did some calculations based on LOA, LWL, Beam, Ballast, Displacement, and etc., and I feel most comfortable with the Sabre. this is also do to what I've heard about build quality. Of course, if it's not been maintained in years, it's likely a dog - pure and simple. since I'm new at this, does it sound like I'm on track?
You might want to also consider the Cal 2-27 and 3-27 (I have a 2-27). Their build quality is on a par with Ericson. Ericsons were built with quite a bit more wood in the interior, making them a nicer looking boat on the inside. The Cals were a bit more Spartan than the Ericson 27, but also a bit faster than either the Ericson 27 or the Catalina 27.
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