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Old 07-04-2013, 12:55   #1
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1977 ERICSON 36C

So, what can you tell me about an Ericson 36C? Looks kind of like an old Crocker Stone Horse to me.
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:50   #2
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Re: 1977 ERICSON 36C

These guys should know

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Poke around the site. This is just the mech section.

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Old 25-05-2013, 19:54   #3
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Re: 1977 ERICSON 36C

I have had my 36c for 35 years and have been cruising for the last 15 years. Check out our blog. Boatbumms. blogspot. com or just google boatbumms.
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Old 28-05-2013, 17:34   #4
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I owned a 16 C for about 20 years. 8 in the bay area, 4 in S. Cal and 8 in the Puget Sound. I loved the boat immensely. I still long for the way she finished the water off the stern. And what a wonderful broad reach. Great manners and easy to handle sail plan. Changes: (1) I would have dumped the cable steering system and gone to a tiller and at the same time customized the rudder to offer more surface, maybe deeper. (2) Somehow I would have managed to put a traveler on the mainsheet so you could control the shape of the main better. (3) The original roller furling was awful and should have gone by the wayside. The high decks were a stretch to get aboard, but she stayed pretty dry in a blow. Amazing large cockpit to gather in, and still about the best design below decks that I have seen. Many nice cruising boats have that arrangement and it works out very well.

She really sailed well, and I wish I still owned her. Small children on board were difficult to track while below so once we had kids one of us always had to be below. In the cold wet NW, the guy outside in the blow was usually me. I was okay with it, but the rest of the family started looking pretty pale, and occasionally even green.
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