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    Decision made. Thanks to this great group!

    After much deliberation, yesterday we completed a sea trial on the '74 C&C 35 which we have agreed to purchase; all went well. While we are excited to begin this adventure (finally), I still find...
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    Great thread, thanks!

    What a great thread!

    Even if we don't end up with an Ericson for now, I may just have to lurk here for great info like this.
  3. Sailboatdata just made the change based on my...

    Sailboatdata just made the change based on my email (which of course just proves that you can't rely on their data! :)

    Wikipedia got their data from Sailboatdata...

    Rob Ball has confirmed that...
  4. Done, thanks.

    Done, thanks.
  5. Sailboatdata.com error re: C&C 34 designer

    Recently, someone on the EYO forums mentioned to me that the C&C 34, being a Bruce King design, might be one I should keep an eye out for, and there was actually one for sale near Seattle I believe. ...
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    This is another area where the C&C 35-2 is...

    This is another area where the C&C 35-2 is different - it uses a semi-balanced high aspect ratio rudder unlike the Mk 1 (and some Mk 1s were retro-fitted with it), no coring in the hull, and a LWL of...
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    Yes, but there is a wealth of information on the...

    Yes, but there is a wealth of information on the C&C list, similar to this forum (although not nearly as easy to navigate being an old school mailing list!), and with Rob Ball, a past C&C designer as...
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    Thanks for the feedback. For a while, I was...

    Thanks for the feedback. For a while, I was convinced that encapsulated keels were the answer, but discovering that Ericson made the switch with the later boats, along with spending some time on the...
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    Yes, this was a concern for me also, and one...

    Yes, this was a concern for me also, and one reason why the 30 and 35-1/2 are on my list, as they do not have cored hulls. IIRC, all the boats below 35 use solid hulls; the 35-3 is cored, but the mk...
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    Thanks for the comments; this confirms some of my...

    Thanks for the comments; this confirms some of my thinking also. I've been using the PHRF ratings, and also comparing specs of similar boats with the online calculator to get an idea of how they...
  11. Boarding a kayak...

    I agree that boarding from a boat is a challenge, but these will be to supplement a dinghy, not replace one. I got a fair bit of practice with kayak boarding last summer, as my brother uses one of...
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    Thanks, the boat does look very good in the...

    Thanks, the boat does look very good in the photos, so it might make the choice easy if we get a good feel from it. The owner was only thinking of selling, but after I spoke to him, he let me know...
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    At this point, every response is of help, even if...

    At this point, every response is of help, even if it is to just make me re-think things (although I've been doing a lot of that than I'd like lately...)

    I get your point about nearly everything...
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    Sticky: Listing in Pacific Yachting?

    I've been reading through old issues of Pacific Yachting and Good Old Boat from the library, and noticed the December 2018 issue of PY lists many rendezvous for Bene, C&C, Catalina, CS, etc. but...
  15. Got a Pelican 10'

    I found a used Pelican 10' kayak with paddle and spray skirt for $300, so we'll see how it works on the yet to be found boat. My first outing across Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay and back proved it is a...
  16. Warranty?

    This probably doesn't apply, but it's worth asking about warranty. According to this, they are lifetime warranty since 1997.

    https://www.grohe.ca/en_ca/our-service/warranty/

    We built our house...
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    Decision time...

    We're approaching decision time on a first boat purchase, after nearly a year of searching. I'm pretty sure we'd be most happy with something in the 34-38' range over the long term, but to start with...
  18. Why did Ericson switch to keel-stepped masts?

    It seems that most Ericsons before TAFG used deck-stepped masts with compression posts, but the introduction of TAFG designs also brought with them keel-stepped masts, and it seems, a larger focus on...
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    Up here in BC, I've seen quite a few boats with...

    Up here in BC, I've seen quite a few boats with padded vinyl or fabric sleeves around the mast, presumably for insulation (I imagine they would also muffle the sound of lines slapping against the...
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    35-2 on CL - Oak Harbour, WA

    https://skagit.craigslist.org/boa/6842395354.html

    I've had a reply from the owner, who admits to knowing little about the boat, except that it had two previous owners, and the diesel was installed...
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    Thanks, still waiting to hear back from the...

    Thanks, still waiting to hear back from the owner. The boat has some pretty significant upgrades, so it's possible. If I do get it, I will certainly be looking into the history to see what has been...
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    I've moved on...

    Yes, I've moved on, although I did ask the owner to send me more photos. I doubt he will bother.

    Currently, I am re-visiting a C&C 35-2 that I passed over back in January because it was a bit too...
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    Well, I am retired, and had I found this boat 3...

    Well, I am retired, and had I found this boat 3 months ago, things might be different. Now, I just want to start sailing, and even if it only took a month, the amount of neglect concerns me, even...
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    I've asked the seller to send me more photos of...

    I've asked the seller to send me more photos of the bulkheads/chainplates, and engine before I will spend half a day travelling to see it. I'll see if he comes back with anything. He's an engineer...
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    I think you're right. I was going to look at it...

    I think you're right. I was going to look at it today for a bit of education, as I've never been aboard a 32-2, but after thinking about it, I don't even want to go aboard without wearing a mask,...
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    A bit more info on what might be a Frankenboat. A...

    A bit more info on what might be a Frankenboat. A steering cable broke in the fall and he hasn't fixed it yet, but made a tiller (so I guess the stock emerg tiller is missing). He assures me the...
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    Thanks Loren. The 32-2 I posted the other day in...

    Thanks Loren. The 32-2 I posted the other day in Blaine for $15.5 USD makes for a good comparison, as it appears to be in pretty good shape. But as you say, some time on the boat is the only way to...
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    E32-2 for sale in BC - opinions please

    Just as I'm considering settling for a different boat, this E32-2 comes up locally. But it appears to be a bit of a project. At the very least, from the photos, it probably needs all new cushions and...
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    E23 with trailer - Nelson, BC

    I wish this were closer just so I could take a look; I've never seen a 23 before.
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    1978 E32-2 - Blaine CL - $15500 USD

    https://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/d/blaine-1978-ericson-32/6855942823.html

    Looks good from the few photos, but I'm always suspicious when the photos omit the bulkhead/chainplate area. If...
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    There's only one E27 for sale here in Victoria at...

    There's only one E27 for sale here in Victoria at present, and it's an OB model. I won't go there, as I detest gas engines, and loath outboards in particular. Strangely, I've not seen many 27s for...
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    I'll be interested to hear what you find....

    I'll be interested to hear what you find. Although a bit too far away from me at the moment. We're getting pretty close to just buying the best available boat for around $10K, so we can start...
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    A typo I presume... :) Which reminds me. I've...

    A typo I presume... :)

    Which reminds me. I've always been curious about the displacement values for the 29 and 32-2, which suggest the 32-2 is only 200lbs heavier than the 29, given 8500/3900 and...
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    1970 32-2 in Alameda - Yachtworld

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1970/ericson-32-2-3524599/?refSource=standard%20listing

    Looks pretty good, although water damage around chainplates is evident.
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    Thanks for that. Unfortunately, I'm on the West...

    Thanks for that. Unfortunately, I'm on the West coast, and in my price range, transport doesn't make a lot of sense, except maybe from California, but prices there don't seem to be much less than...
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    Well 45 years is a long time for anything, so I...

    Well 45 years is a long time for anything, so I can imagine how she must be a member of the family. Our Westy is only at 23 years and I can't imagine parting with her.

    Thanks for the offer of...
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    Wow! That is a beautiful boat.

    Wow! That is a beautiful boat.
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    This is great info, and thanks for the photos -...

    This is great info, and thanks for the photos - that is a beautifully kept 32-2! I would make an exception to our budget ceiling should one that nice come along.
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    My inexperienced view...

    I really like the earlier E designs, the 27, 29, 32-2 and 35-2, although this is probably because they are the ones in my price range. :)
    However, when looking at them practically, in terms of...
  40. That looks good, and is one outboard I could live...

    That looks good, and is one outboard I could live with. This video is from 2015 - how did the motor last?
  41. SUPs

    Several of you mentioned SUPs, a category I completely forgot about. I was not aware they had inflatable units, so I will have to look into this. The idea of standing is appealing, as even the best...
  42. Thanks Bruce, this is great info. I had forgotten...

    Thanks Bruce, this is great info. I had forgotten about these folding kayaks - I have seen the canoe version, but not the kayak. Looks very interesting indeed, and the light weight is a bonus.
    ...
  43. Best kayaks for cruising, and sailing dinghies

    While I await the right boat to present itself, I am trying to think about other things I can do to be productive, and also enjoy the water. I see many boats around here sporting one or two kayaks,...
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    Ericson 41 - Campbell River, BC

    I haven't seen many of these, so perhaps someone is looking for one. $62500 CAD, about 46500 USD.
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    I agree, a system without an overflow tank in a...

    I agree, a system without an overflow tank in a pressurized system doesn't seem like a good idea, and likewise, operating a system designed for a pressure tank without the proper pressure cap is also...
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    Link

    Here it is:

    https://buffalo.craigslist.org/boa/d/charlotte-ericson-27-fresh-water/6845791733.html

    I didn't realize Ericson used saildrives; this is the first I've seen.

    The gelcoat looks...
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    It's interesting how many sailboat diesels I see...

    It's interesting how many sailboat diesels I see that are dead or require a rebuild at <2k hours. To me, this suggests poor maintenance. Properly maintained, these engines should easily go 4-6k hours...
  48. Congratulations! I was thinking of taking a look...

    Congratulations! I was thinking of taking a look at her, but still haven't made the trek over there to look at mainland boats.
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    First sail of 2019

    After two record breaking days of heat to melt the last of our snow (it was 23C yesterday, but only about 18C today, with nice 7-10kn winds), I finally got the little boat out for a sail. Sorry,...
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    1971 E29 on Seattle CL

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/d/kingston-1971-ericson-29/6843386526.html

    A few oddities on this one: aftermarket wheel steering, cabin top traveller (I think). Decent 2GM20F engine, but...
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