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Ericson 28 survey...your thoughts please.
Looked at an '87 E28 today. I did a complete survey sans the moisture meter because of weather. This boat is in good shape except for the bottom paint and cutlass bearing. I couldn't tell if the rudder has to be dropped to remove the shaft and/or the bearing can be replaced with the shaft in place since you couldn't score it to loosen it before removal.
The E28s are said to be "a bit tender". Please define that for me.
I was very impressed with the build quality I read about and witnessed. I like this boat and am a fan of a fractional rig as I currently sail one.
Oh...the mast needs some care and new paint. I would assume it is epoxy paint?
Thanks in advance.