• Recent Blog Posts

    toddster

    Yet Another Train Wreck!

    Signs and portents. Half a dozen boat projects stalled half-way done for lack of parts, time, weather...

    For the second time, a boat project is halted because a shipment from Defender was...

    toddster 08-03-2018 05:04 PM
    Loren Beach

    New panel cover for engine gauges

    The new engine panel fits differently than the old Universal one with its recessed gauge and switch molding. There was never any plan to reuse the old panel even if we had chosen to repair the old...

    Loren Beach 08-03-2018 05:01 PM
    vcirelli

    Keelbolt repair... silver lining.

    When I did the survey on Miga, she was gently pushed out of the water like a synchronized swimmer in a water ballet. This machine that moves the boat out of the water is called a ‘slip way’ or...

    vcirelli 07-24-2018 05:21 PM
    vcirelli

    Ericson Artificial Intelligence

    In this age of autonomous vehicles, machine vision coupled with machine learning, it’s astonishing to find that my boat came equipped with artificial intelligence…Thank God it did, because natural...

    vcirelli 07-13-2018 09:08 AM
    vcirelli

    What's a J-Bolt?

    Ultimately, a lot can transpire during ownership, a ton of value added, or taken away and ultimately something is sold at a price where the value/cost proposition makes sense for both parties.

    Was...

    vcirelli 07-08-2018 10:15 PM
    vcirelli

    Yup, she's backed up.

    In some ways, I know I would have spent the money pulling every piece of the boat apart regardless, just to verify with my own eyes that everything was safe for my family. I’m neurotic that way. But...

    vcirelli 07-08-2018 09:37 PM
  • Ownership, Management & Administration

    As of January 2004, this site is once again owned and maintained by Sean Engle, and has no official affiliation with Pacific Seacraft Corporation, Seacraft Yacht Sales or any other legal entity. The site was sold to Pacific Seacraft in 2003 and then returned at the end of 2004. It is supported by donations from many kind Ericson Yacht owners. Specific site history can be found here.

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    It is envisioned to someday form the Ericson Yachts Owners Association - a national affiliation of Ericson owners. While much discussion has occurred on this topic to date, the activity of such a formation is still seen primarily as a future activity (i.e.: no one has the time to put it together at this point). Once such a formation occurs, it is envisioned that this site will become the primary contact point for its membership.

    This site is managed and administered by Sean Engle. There also exists a 24 person steering committee which provides input on major decisions, and a group of moderators which provide oversight on the site bulletin board, the EY.o Information Exchange. Questions as to the management, policies or other related issues should be forwarded via the contact page, found here.