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Ericson 36 RH or Ericson 34x?

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I'm brand new to sailing and purchasing a boat is leaving me pretty confused. I'm looking for a boat that I can learn on and have fun on in the light winds around the islands of BC and Washington and then progress to sailing offshore. I've done some research and believe that these two boats are capable of offshore cruising as well as have good light wind performance but other than size does one have an advantage over the other? Thanks.
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The E36 Ron Holland boat would be my choice.. The RH E33 is another great boat and perhaps a better comparison to the E34.
Is the 34 the older one with the crazy pintail transom? Or a later 80s 34?

I like the E36 RH, as I said, but prefer the E33s fractional rig.. Always wondered why RH chose to use a masthead rig on the 36 when he did a frac for the 33 (same era).
That 34 Is a King design, I think it was meant to rate well under a particular rule. It's definitely an oddity amongst the King Ericsons.

What's the asking price difference? Links?
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