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Old 18-02-2007, 13:12   #1
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Ericson 36c Cutter Sailboat

We purchased an Ericson 36c Cutter last year in October and will be bringing it up from Connecticut to Ontario Lake this spring to do some minor refitting. She is in wonderful shape (thanks to the previous owners). We wanted to find out if there were any members that might have this sailboat and are willing to chat with us a little about it. Would love to hear from you.

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Old 26-01-2014, 22:41   #2
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Re: Ericson 36c Cutter Sailboat

Hi, there. Crazy how nobody ever responded to this post. Well, I will. I've been looking through your blog. thanks for taking the time to share! I have my heart set on owning an E36C. we have a 6 year old and its seems to be the perfect liveaboard for us in every aspect. If you here of any coming up for sale (or sail) in the Pacific Northwest send them our way!

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Old 11-02-2014, 20:30   #3
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Re: Ericson 36c Cutter Sailboat

Hi, just saw your post. I owned a C36 for about 18 years and regret letting go of it. My wife had some bad feelings for the boat that related to a previous relationship with another woman! I would buy another C36, but she has a memory that just won't let go.
I bought the boat in 1979 and she had just been returned from Australia for the bank of america. Scoundrels had purchased the boat new and sailed for 2.5 years without making a payment. I have also considered this tactic over the years and can't necessarily say they were wrong. Especially in light of the recent attitude in real estate in the US where people just walk away when it isn't worth what you owe for it. I wander!
I sailed in the SF Bay for 10 years, 5 years in S. Cal, and then 5 years in Puget Sound. I always felt the boat was very capable offshore. Stable, stiff, and strong. I love the cutter rig. I didn't have a roller furling system and personally still prefer hanked on sails. I had a couple of small children eventually. The weather in the NW generally meant that the kids and dog were below, which meant my wife had to be below. and that left me standing out in the wind, rain, snow or whatever for long stretches. We finally opted for a pilot house and sold the Ericson.
Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
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Ericson 36c Cutter, Hummingbird, SF Bay

My wife and I sail an Ericson 36c cutter on San Francisco Bay and the boat is a very capable and steady sailor. We have owned her for 2 years, having purchased her from a friend, the second owner, who still sails with us and owned her for over 20 years. As both he and I have a preference for doing maintenance that is within our skill set, we share a good knowledge of her construction and her systems. Generally, she is as originally outfitted, with the exception of being repowered in 2003 with a Volvo Penta diesel.

I believe that Hummingbird is hull #11, built in 1977, during the early phases of the production run. I have read that 61 of these boats were built and in searching the web, I can find reference to about 10 that are still sailing. Although I am a bay sailor, many 36c's are blue water boats and their owners indicate that they are very seaworthy. We are very happy with our boat and look forward to many more years of happy days on the water.

Tim (and Sandy too!)
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