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  1. inneedofadvice

    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    Headroom is 6’2. I’m seeing it this weekend.
  2. inneedofadvice

    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    Thanks Tac, I’ll reach out to Brian. Thanks Peter. Any links, or know where it’s listed?
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    @Peacefrog Familiar with either of these? Especially the first one?
  4. inneedofadvice

    Bobby gets his Happy Ending

    The other alleged perps were very lucky that one of them happened to be rich and famous.
  5. inneedofadvice

    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    Sounds great. Where do I get one?;-)
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    So between the CS36(123), the Ericson 35-3(123) and the Cal 33-2(132), which is likely to sail to its rating all other things being equal?(sail condition etc)
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    I believe all the boats listed above with the exception of the S2 10.3 have a cabin top mainsheet/traveler. Not ideal but it seems to be pretty much the norm in 33-35'ers in this price range of cruiser/racers. The cockpits are already small enough with all that furniture down below. That and wheels rather than tillers.
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    Note that likely 2/3’s of the Great Lakes boats are US owned as well as a nice selection on Lake Champlain in Vermont. I’m sure many of them drink good Canadian brew and the Vermont folks certainly consume maple syrup.
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    I find this interesting and assumed the same before I started looking. The traditional rates 123 and the merlin from 132-141 based on which of the 3 keels you happen to have, shoal, wing, deep and performance bulb .
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    Does it really weigh 15,500 lbs? Seems like a lot for a 36' that rates 123 phrf. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/cs-36
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    All good info. I hadn't thought of being there while the surveyor did their thing. Seems obvious once you say it. The biggest issue I'm up against is the limited selection of boats that I can see in Canada. That leaves three options: Waiting until the border opens. I'm not predicting that'll be any day soon. I also think (possibly unfounded) that people are likely to be more willing to negotiate more in the fall as in the spring. Buy based on a surveyors opinion. Seems the consensus so far is that's not a great plan. Deal with limited selection. That leaves the Ericson 35-2 out which was my original leaning. There are some CS36's around though.
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    Not sure I want to go that old especially without being able to view one as all that I’m seeing are in the US. I was wondering about this. So a surveyor isn’t a reliable source for advice on whether a boat is reasonably priced relative to other boats of that style and vintage? Are there any ethical issues involved? Zero experience with surveys. I’m going to look at a Cal 33-2 next weekend. I am personally more concerned with how well it sails and interior comes second. No reason to not have both though, right? The Ericson 35-3 is currently my preference. That said, they are all in the US and I’m therefore unable to view them in person. The C&C 34 is a little slow for a 34’er which is why I listed the 33-2.
  13. I just sold my Olson 29 and am looking for a little more comfort. I race Weds nights, some BYC/Mac, double handed and single handed as well as overnights and weekends with my partner. Don't plan on sailing the world but would like something fairly capable. Budget is about 30k USD. PHRF of 110 to 135ish. This is what I'm liking so far: CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2. I like the C&C mk3 as well but the price is starting to get out of my range. Willing to ship from the US within reason (I'm in Canada on the great lakes), which leaves west coast boats out. Any reason to not choose any of the listed options or suggestions? Is buying a US boat based on a surveyor without actually seeing it a really bad idea?
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    Surveyor on Lake Champlain

    I'm looking for a recommendation on a surveyor for a boat currently located near Rouses Point, the north end of Lake Champlain. Not sure of the wisdom of buying a boat without seeing it first but with the US/CDN border situation as it is...
  15. I bet trump could stop this thing with a sharpie.