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post #3 of Old 08-31-2003
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Towing an Ericson ''''27


I have a 26 boat I trailer occasionally. The boat is called a "Classic Yacht." She was manufactured in Chanute,Kansas.The boat''s draft is 3''2", but I really need around 4 ft.of water to get her in the drink without a lot of hassle.I''ve successfully launched her at the NC Outer Banks,Charleston,Annapolis,and Fort Lauderdale. This last May I had her lifted in at a Marina in Key West.It cost me $175.round trip, and I felt it was worth it not to have to deal with the wear and tear on my trailer/boat.For a 26 boat,the Classic is very seaworthy.I''ve single-handed mine in all the locations listed above,as well as down through the Florida Keys,Dry Tortugas,and a trip over to the Bahamas.The boat has taken me through two serious storms and suffered no damage.One of the storms,which was off of the Marquesas had wind speeds of ~62 mph recorded in Key West.The boat has 6''2" standing head room,an inboard Volvo-Penta engine,lots of storage,and is just a very sweet ride. She''s not a race sled,but she''s not a slug either. There are several owners of this boat under the "boatcheck" section of this board,and there is also one of these boats for sail on Yachtworld.Good luck on your search!
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