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Ericson 29
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Description: Ericson 29
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Review Date: Fri September 13, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Sloop with wheel steering, atomic 4 gas, Designed to sleep
6 but 4 adults very comfortable. Split cockpit. The boat is
very solid and no leaks around ports. Interior is a nice
mixture of teak and fiberglass and fold away dinette. Atomic
4 is exceptionaly acessible. 6 ft + headroom. Owned the boat
for 8 years. Overall satifaction A+.














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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Sun September 15, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Comfortable SF Bay/coast cruiser, though others have gone much further! Small but do-able liveaboard for 4 years (plus two former liveaboard owners). Fun and easy to sail, quick, but heavy enough for stability. (disp 8500#) Companionway hatches (plywood panel) apparently delam. in time, but all other remains as new with minimum regular maintenance. A great boat!
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Review Date: Sun October 27, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Sloop Rig, Atomic4 engine, Shafer Roller Furling, Tiller
Strengths are strong hull,
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Review Date: Thu November 14, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I haved owned this E29T, tall rig for 2 seasons of Maine sailing, and have found her to be quick, except downwind, and with quite a bit of weather helm in winds over 15kts. Otherwise, she is stiff, with full 6'+ headroom, full standing headroom head, and very enjoyable. However, the boat could use more opening ports, and backer plates under deck hardware ( I've added it already). I've sailed alone as all lines are led aft, and found that experience also enjoyable, except for the factthat the boat doesn't track as well as I'd like. Overall, I am very satisfied and would buy another Ericson in a minute.
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Registered: January 2006
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Review Date: Tue March 11, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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1st keel boat. Able to single-hand.
Difficult to access carb.
Am satisfied with its performance and handling.


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Review Date: Wed March 25, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A great boat.
Minor delamination on deck house
near main hatch.

Just removed rudder prop and shaft.
It took all day for the two of us.
Not too tough.Atomic four.
I used several lenghts of bolts at trans.
flange to force shaft out. Also lots of pen-
atrating oil. Used bolt nut then socket in side
flange to force out shaft. After removal of shaft, youve got to drop rudder removed cutless bearing.
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Review Date: Mon April 13, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We are the second owners of hull # 29-186 otherwise known as
Shaula II. It is a very seaworthy boat and sails exceptionally well. The Atomic has been upgraded to a Yanmar. For years we raced on bigger and newer boats, but
one day decided to take the old Ericson out for a go and found out we could run with the big dogs. Great boat.
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Review Date: Sat October 17, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Overall an excellent boat. Excellent for singlehanding, with all sheets near the wheel one person can tack/jibe easily. Needs a good traveler to optimize mainsail use. Could be more stable downwind but good for a fin keel boat. Keep your main hatch varnished/sealed or it will delaminate. Tends to be stern heavy, keep some weight forward if you race. Good liveaboard.
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Review Date: Sun November 29, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Great little boat. Very sure-footed for here size, and very comfortable for four people on a weekend or two people for extended cruising. I'd feel safe sailing her around the world, and she has the storage capacity to bring everything you need. Pretty fast for her waterline also.
Weaknesses - small water and fuel capacity, poor insulation in ice-box/fridge, head is pretty small, no seperation for privacy in berths (but what do you want in a boat 29ft?!), Atomic four great for coastal but poor for extended cruising.
All of the above weaknesses are addressable except small head, but it is livable. I suggest having a fridge;our cold machine made ice and was wonderful! I added a bladder H2O tank and doubled capacity to 40 gallons, would be sufficient with a watermaker but meager without one, saltwater solar-showers using Prell shampoo helped keep fresh water use down to essentials. Had 250 amp-hours in batteries (golf-cart batteries), which was o.k, but for cruising would add another 250 to keep up with refridgeration. Davis Mega-Light imperitive for anchor light to save batteries. For coastal cruising fuel capacity great, extended cruising it would need more capacity. I love my boat, think its the perfect coastal cruiser.
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Review Date: Tue December 22, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I had previously entered a review under my old email address. I would only say that in the last 2 additional years, the handling ofhte boat has been great, since I extended the rudder. New sails are on the way, and a dodger was added in 1998. The A4 was renewed with rings and fresh-water cooled, and the electronic ignition was added to the engine, making it start much easier and run better. Some low points to consider: 1. No anchor locker or ability to add roller to bow because of roller furling and headstay design, 2. No chart table, except for on top of cooler/galley area, 3. Inadaquate insulation in cooler and cooler top, 4. Handrails on deck and saloon coachroof are throughbolted, and tend to develop leaks every couple of years. Good points: sails faster than most 29 footers, and cockpit t-shape great for ease of sailing, except when single handing, lots of bunk space to throw junk on top of, standing headroom including the head, parts are easy to find and upgrade, resale value, and overall pleasing aesthetics.
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Review Date: Sun October 3, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have taken my e29 from California and am now in the Caribbean. I internalized and added halyards, added a dodger, built a twin bow roller system, built a stronger gooseneck, added a winches behind the existing primaries to make more convienant for single handing, led all lines aft, am running a yanmar YSM8 and am having a blast for a very little investment compared to what other boats i have seen cruising. By the way i added a small Al frame around the inside of the cockpit benches and drop 2 3/4" plywood panels for queen size comfort at anchor. Panels fit under salon seats. Contact me for any info or input.
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Review Date: Sun October 10, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Just purchased boat 9/99. So far it sails well and is pretty forgiving as I learn its quirks and blessings on SF Bay. Hull/Interior is pretty rigid / solid for an older boat.
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Registered: October 2004
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Review Date: Tue October 19, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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SY Spetakkel.
Great boat. Will be taken on a journey around the world starting in 2005.
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Registered: January 2006
Location: Palmdale
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Review Date: Sat January 21, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have owned my 29 for ten years and have sailed it in all kinds of weather. Heavy/Light this boat can do it all

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