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Old 25-05-2010, 14:42   #1
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Ericson 38 - Thoughts ?

JUST LOOKING FOR SOME OPINIONS ON AN ERICSON 38. TO ME IT SEEMS GREAT AND WANT TO CRUISE SO ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOAT WOULD BE GREAT.
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Never sailed one. But researched last year when I was looking. Overall a roomly boat for it's size. But does has a rep for being a little tender and bouncely for it's size due to it's displacement for it's size. Probably a reasonable buy.
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Anyone ever done any cruising on one? Lond distance stuff??
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The Ericson 38 is what would be considered today a performance cruiser, along the lines of the J cruising boats. It has a very well designed hull with decent SA/Disp ratio. I would consider one for near coastal cruising, ie the Bahamas. For longer passages I would look for something more stout. Some have had delamination of the bulkhead tabbing.

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