right on Jordan...the ericson 38-200 is a great set up....ya just need a lot of room and water to run it in...aka: you need a big bath tub for that toy...i am workin' on restoring a ericson 23 on a trailer...its a pretty cool little set up...we do lake sailing here in colorado...but, the mrs and i plan on some long distance cruising on a 38-200 once we retire...maybe in 5 - 10 years or so....i have always liked the ericson's...i used to work @ the ericson plant in irvine..."back in the day" when they were still in production...we also had a few growing up as kids.......cheers....richard / colorado
I have always like Ericsons the few I have been on. I do race on the great salt lake but in the Ultimate 20. I will also be putting my boat on the salt lake when I find it.
The Ericson i race is on Bear Lake, which is North of Salt Lake City. It straddles Utah and Idaho, and is near Wyoming as well. The boat is 30 years old and was bought new by the family that still owns it. It has been on the salt lake, pacific and now Bear Lake. The family spends most weekends onboard. There are only 5 races or so a year on this lake and I have only been on the boat twice, going next weekend though.
We race against some of the newer C&Cs and have spanked them each and every time. I don't think the competition in their shiney new racer/cruisers appreciate it, one of the other boats is trying to get its PHRF changed.
Great family cruiser that can beat the competition. Not sure how much the 30 years with the boat has to do with it or if it just sails to its potential than the newer cruiser racers. If/when I live on the coast and if/when i could afford one, I would love to have one as a vacation home/cruiser/racers. Is there a lake big enough to hold a 38 foot boat?