I’m going for the 32-3 or 32-200. Have not seen a 32-3 in person yet but working on it . Yes , I’ve followed this guys videos I believe he’s swapped his ranger for a cape dory 27. As you get older, I believe you get much more analytical or obsessive-compulsive about what can go wrong and you prepare . This guy kind of winged it . Sometimes, I wish I could do that , but it’s not me . Thanks for your reply .Definitely keep in mind there's a relatively big design change between the 70s 32's and the 80's - 90's 32's. That is the 32-3 and 32-200. Almost a foot more beam, longer, more modern.
Multiple times I've pulled up to folks familiar with Ericsons in the Ballard Locks or other frequented areas, even other Ericson owners, and am asked "Is that the 35? or 38?" and everyone is surprised when I say it's a 32.
Christian's point is a salient one - while my girlfriend and I have recently discussed whether or not we need a watermaker and other items to go to Hawaii, this guy did it on a Ranger 23:
You can see in the first few minutes that his forward hatch is held shut by lines cleated off on the interior furniture. He made it, too (spoiler alert!) I sent it to my GF and said if this guy made it, we'll make it.