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Mike, I may have missed it but I didn't see any comments at the website (30-2 owners) that addressed extended cruising with the boat. If I missed it please send the link.
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What with there being thousands of messages on that site, searching can be problematic sometimes. I now use Google to search the site because it can search on phrases.
I know of threads about Pacific crossings with an E-27 and an E-30 that did a single handed circumnavigation.

I would also note that the 30-2 with transom rudder and the later 30+ are different hulls.

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You might also want to look at the Ericson Cruising 31. Good Old Boat has a review article in the Nov/Dec 09 issue. The owner is a writer for GOB, altho the owners did the review. I have that persons email if you want to get ahold of him about that model. At the back of that article, Ted Hood does a reivew of two other boats, a Seaborn and a Cal. All three he mentions would work offshore, He compares these three to 7 or so other 30' boats GOB has done reviews on, to show why these three get his nod over the others written about.

Then if you can not get around the ericson site, I'm thinking if olson34 is whom I think, he has moderated there many years, and knows the site like the back of his hand.

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OS,

You might also want to look at the Ericson Cruising 31. Good Old Boat has a review article in the Nov/Dec 09 issue. The owner is a writer for GOB, altho the owners did the review. I have that persons email if you want to get ahold of him about that model. At the back of that article, Ted Hood does a reivew of two other boats, a Seaborn and a Cal. All three he mentions would work offshore, He compares these three to 7 or so other 30' boats GOB has done reviews on, to show why these three get his nod over the others written about.

Then if you can not get around the ericson site, I'm thinking if olson34 is whom I think, he has moderated there many years, and knows the site like the back of his hand.

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Marty, I'll leave it with the alleged insider to send along thoughts or opinions if he/she so chooses.
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Smile Ericson 30 II - Hull # 1

My father purchased Hull # 1 (The Show Boat) in 1979. We actively raced this boat in the PHRF class at Marina Del Rey. The boat was named Windsprinter. The PHRF rating was 162 and won only one time... coincidentally, when my Mother was at the helm. It sailed very well... very tender boat actually, but generally performed well even in a blow. The aft rudder was actually a benefit... very responsive and out of the way when cruising and at port. We sailed this boat with a 150 and a 120 Genoa... both were good sails... but the 150 could overpower the boat in a hurry. We used to sail frequently against another of the same design from Redondo Beach who routinely won the class... so the boat was fairly rated.

I inherited the boat when my father passed away and held it for a few more years... but sold it in the mid 90's to someone in Ventura. I do not know where the boat is today.

Hull # 1 was the "Show Boat" so it had a beautiful teak interior. This probably added significant weight to the boat which affected its club racer performance... but it was a very comfortable boat to cruise with. The Atomic 4 was typical for the day... and all the resultant problems that came with it... (there were a few).

All in All the Ericson 30 II was an excellent boat in its day... well designed, performed admirably... very seaworthy... nice memories!
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My father purchased Hull # 1 (The Show Boat) in 1979. We actively raced this boat in the PHRF class at Marina Del Rey. The boat was named Windsprinter. The PHRF rating was 162 and won only one time... coincidentally, when my Mother was at the helm. It sailed very well... very tender boat actually, but generally performed well even in a blow. The aft rudder was actually a benefit... very responsive and out of the way when cruising and at port. We sailed this boat with a 150 and a 120 Genoa... both were good sails... but the 150 could overpower the boat in a hurry. We used to sail frequently against another of the same design from Redondo Beach who routinely won the class... so the boat was fairly rated.

I inherited the boat when my father passed away and held it for a few more years... but sold it in the mid 90's to someone in Ventura. I do not know where the boat is today.

Hull # 1 was the "Show Boat" so it had a beautiful teak interior. This probably added significant weight to the boat which affected its club racer performance... but it was a very comfortable boat to cruise with. The Atomic 4 was typical for the day... and all the resultant problems that came with it... (there were a few).

All in All the Ericson 30 II was an excellent boat in its day... well designed, performed admirably... very seaworthy... nice memories!
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