Originally Posted by sbuck
I have a 1975 E-27 which I love to sail (doesn't motor well though because of tiller arrangement.) I sail out of Milwaukee. The boat sails well - I cruise so speed is not an issue especially in low winds but it does move. She really performs in higher winds (15ish) and is stiff enough to be comfortable. It's faster than my Columbia 28 so I'm happy. Next summer we'll be cruising more across the lake and can report more. Any specific questions?
I also sail out of Milwaukee. I bought my 1971 Ericson 27 in 1988 as my first boat and I love it. I agree that she slow in light winds and my wife likes it that way. I however, prefer winds to be 8+. then she'll do 4+kts on up to maybe 6.5 and sails great. A few years ago I converted it to wheel steering which make it much nicer to sail as now I'm facing the rest of my crew and its much easier to motor with. I think my boat is hull #35. They didn't assign hull identification numbers until 1973.