I am about 3 to 4 years out for upgrading my boat but I would like to start planning. I would like to get something that is 36-40' with a very large and open cockpit. I currently have an Ericson 32 which I love but want something bigger for cruising with the family. I have to admit that my boat stays tied up at the dock more than I would like but we do love to go down and just hang out on the boat. An oversized cockpit would be great for socializing with friends but most boats that I see in the 36-40' range have only minimally larger cockpits. I like older boats and enjoy the restoration process so I would probably be looking at something from the mid-70's to fix up. What would you suggest? I want to start looking for the next one...