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Ericson 39
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Description: Ericson 39
Keywords: Ericson 39
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun March 16, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very good race/cruiser, but short on looks with the flush deck. Have owned for nine years, and have been very satisfied, as the boat weighs 22K lbs and rides and sails very comfortably.
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Punish
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Registered: August 2003
Review Date: Fri August 22, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have to disagree with Barry regarding the looks of the Ericson 39. I think these boats have sweet lines and I love the topsides portlights and the clean open decks. These boats are comfy in a seaway with 9500 lbs of lead ballast against about 20,000 lbs displacement. At first I thought the wheel forward in the cockpit was a little weird, but I have found that it provides a helm out of the way of the grinders, that provides excellent visibility of all sail and with the dodger up, allows the helmsman to stay out of the frigid summer blast coming through the Golden Gate.
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Review Date: Fri December 5, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We are very happy with the flushdeck E-39 we bought.We wanted a stable heavy boat that sailed good with room inside. Its everything and more.
Capsize ratio is 1.69. Motion comfort is 35, it has 6'4" headroom and with the flush deck inside seems bigger. The boat is easy to handle and sails great and points high, great in light air.
Love the forward steering station with the huge wheel.

It backs down poorly, gets going in one direction and won't steer sometime even against the prop torque. Could have a little more dresser type storage as we live aboard although overall storage is good.

We both love the boat and feel we made a great choice, we sail in 7 knts of wind while most of the other cruisers are motoring.
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burtonj
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Registered: February 2002
Posts: 1
Review Date: Sat December 27, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Just completed our first year with Finisterra (Ericson 39B). We previously had and Ericson 32 of same vintage. Love the room and performance. First year was to move from Lake Michigan to Lake Superior. New instruments, radar and cleanup. Most significant repair was to rip out the center hull seam under the keep and rematt and epoxy. Final touch was to add a 12 ft x 1.5 inch wide x .18 inch thk SST keel shoe to ward of the lurching rocks on the Canadian shore. Any 39 / 39B recommendations are appreciated.
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jmurray97
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Registered: January 2011
Location: Salem, MA
Posts: 1
Review Date: Thu April 25, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Huge cockpit. Wheel forward. Comfortable Sailing
Cons: Difficult to steer boat in reverse

The Ericson 39 is a great boat especially for the money. It is built like a tank and very solid construction throughout. I love the flush deck lines which gives great visability and ease of deck work. Tons of room below for comfortable crusing. The best feature is the huge comfy cockpit where you will always be the 'mother ship' during raft-ups and party-time. The wheel forward gives the crew more room for sheeting lines, and the skipper can see without bodies in front of him. Easy to sail single or short handed, as the sheets all lead toward the wheel. Comfortable sailing motion, fast, and pretty in the harbor - many complements about her pretty lines!
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