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Ericson 28
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6 4571 Wed October 23, 2013
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100% of reviewers $58,000.00 9.3












Description: Ericson 28
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon February 23, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We've owned this boat for 1 summer. We've been extremely pleased with the stability (we've beached her twice - once in a tornado!) Had some problems with the engine not starting - having the glow switch rewired this winter. Boat sat in drydock for 2 years, so it has a bit of a musty/moldy smell, which we've been unsuccessfully in getting rid of.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun October 3, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Hi, I am selling my Ericson 28 and moving to chartering boats due to my travel schedule. Unfortunately, I have the "performance keep" which at 5'6" seems to be an objection of buyers in the Chesapeake Bay region. Have other people had this experience?
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Review Date: Thu January 22, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have had this boat for almost two years now. My only complaint is that the boat is somewhat underpowered with the 10 hp diesel. Part of the problem is that I have an oversized 2 blade prop-dimensions 12x8 when I think it should be 11 by 7 and then I should be able to get close to the designed rpm's. I also replaced the propellor shaft which was originally specified to 3/4" to a 7/8" shaft. The boat seems to be quite sturdily built and seems to be a reasonably good sailor. I am thinking about changing the mainsheet from a 4:1 purchase to a 5:1. One last minor criticism is that the forward mooring cleats seem to be a bit undersized. In spite of the above trivia I am very happy with the boat. I have owned four previous sailboats of varying lengths 19' to 30' and this one is my favorite
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egregerson
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Registered: November 2001
Posts: 7
Review Date: Fri March 24, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Design; joinery
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I'm the 3rd owner; bought this boat in 2000. I've sailed primarily on the lower Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. With the 4' draft, it's well suited for these waters. I love the interior of this boat; the teak work and joinery is great. The exterior lines are very appealing; the layout is well thought out. The motor at 10 Hp is adequate; reliable. I would recommend this boat as a quality recreational coastal cruiser.
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Zensailer
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Registered: May 2009
Location: Oceanside, California
Review Date: Fri May 29, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Design, layout, joinery , ease of sailing
Cons: minor items: oversized prop, mast shives placement

This is my 5th boat and my 3rd ericson. I have owned a 30+ and a 35.
The 28 layout is so much better that the 30+ and with almost the same sail plan the 28 is lighter. Both handle very well. We have the deep keel version, but here on the west coast ocean sailors prefer the deep draft. The 35 is a beautiful ocean cruiser, they do not race to their rating. It is heavy and as we get older we wanted a smaller less expensive boat for coastal cruising and club racing. The 28 is perfect for two people (easily sleeps 3 or 4) and it fits in a 26 foot slip!!!

We love the beauty and quality and particulary the main cabind layout (very similar to a catalina 30 and feels as big). The main cabin starboard berth is wider than normal and a perfect berth. My surveyor priced its replacemnt value at $75,000. That right, you cannot buy or build the quality of this boat anymore. The teak is beautiful, the joinery is masterful, beautiful headliners, excellent hardware for its day. The last models 85 or 86 and after had a different cabin deck constuction which creates more head room and a more modern look to the boat.

The 28 has a single spreader rig that is only a few inches different than the 30+ . The shive placement makes spinnakers or jennakers a bit difficult. I will be placing a new shive a few inches above the current location. We too have an oversized prop. and are looking to replace it but not the shaft. We consider these items a temporary inconvience. These are not major.

We love this boat...perfect for two people in coastal environs.
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chasandjudy
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Registered: October 2013
Posts: 1
Review Date: Wed October 23, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $58,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: WELL WROTE the E30= has A KENYON tappered mast
Cons: the interior lay out is a matter of preference the head in the 28+ is a little larger

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 30+ and the 28+ the lay out is a matter of preference between a coach a or a settee model , the head on the 28+ is a fraction larger, The mast on a 30+ is tapered Kenyon. we own a 30+ our We have been cruising together for over 15 years friends have a 28+ both boats are excellent performers, racing or cruising chas
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