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Ericson 32
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Description: Ericson 32
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Review Date: Wed December 11, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Solid and fast. Had to rebed the keel in 1996, but otherwise no problems.





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Review Date: Tue November 18, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We chose this boat for her durability and being very seaworthy. It has great cabin room and is quite comfortable. Very easy to sail.
We love the boat.
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Review Date: Wed January 28, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We have had the boat for about a year now and can't say too much bad about her.She sails great in all directions,has ample room for two and sometimes four for weekend get aways.The Atomic four runs well but at times could use a little more power.Engine access is not good.All engine accessories(waterpump,altinator...ect)are on the opposite side of the opening.So when you need to work on it your usually upside down and standing on your head.The hull has some blistering but not bad(apparently very common to boats bilt in this time)I partly bought the boat due to ericson's reputation of being well bilt,so far she lives up to that reputation.
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Review Date: Thu May 28, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Original owner since new in summer of 1973, she has sailed throughout Florida and the Bahamas and now Lake Erie. She is very capable plus comfortable in all conditions (a little tender at times). Time has not dated her lines and we still get many compliments on her looks. I replaced the Atomic 4 with a Westerbeke diesel, added air conditioning and refridgeration plus solid vang, roller furling, etc. We've gotten away from cruising temporarily and are doing some "club racing" with limited success. The boat doesn't seem to point as well as we think it can or should (??) Overall, we are very very satisfied and would recommend an Ericson 32 to others as a roomy 32 footer with lots of nice woodwork below.
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Review Date: Wed June 17, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Great boat for single liveaboard, family cruiser, or casual
racer--I've used it for all three. Nice mahogany belowdecks. Mine is tiller steered, leaving the traditional helmsman's seat aft available for inexperienced/uninvolved crew to safely sit out of the action.

See the Ericson 32 website at:
http://www.geocities.com/Eureka/Conc...26/ericson.htm


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Review Date: Sun July 5, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A solid production boat with more style than anything in her
price/performance range.
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Review Date: Thu August 27, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This 'King' design is a great cruiser. It is well built and handles well in a seaway. This one has wheel steering and a hard dodger has been added that really increases the comfort level in the cockpit when under sail. The mast is stepped on the deck but it is quite stiff and handles our 20-30 knot tradewinds without complaint. Hood roller furling handles the genoa duties. Some of the other options installed are auto-pilot, wind vane, solar panels, radar, anchor windlass, poleless cruising spinnaker. The original Atomic 4 gas engine has been replaced with a 20hp Bukh diesel. A fantastic little engine that gives good fuel economy. The mainsheet traveler has been moved out of the cockpit and to the cabin top. This gives more room in the cockpit and makes it safer. Although this is the farthest thing from a racer you might see, I have done quite well in local club races, the boat sails beautifully.
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Review Date: Wed June 24, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Ericson 32-3 (1985+)
Cons: No weaknesses

The Ericson 32-3 was manufactured after 1984, as a redesign of the prior Ericson 32. It is slightly longer and wider, with a new underwater profile, and is constructed using the innovative Tri-axial Force Grid. Note that earlier models are referred to as Ericson 32-2, or Ericson 32-1. The Ericson 32-200 is an iteration subsequent to the 32-3, mostly for the purpose of moving the owner's cabin and head aft.

The boat is an excellent all-around performer with exceptional interior design and execution. It sails equally under main or job alone. The fine entry and low initial stability make for ease to windward in a seaway. The boat does not surf. Reef main at 18 knots.

A great deal of specific information is below at Thelonious Blog.

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Thelonious Blog Table of Contents
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