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The S&S issue is interesting, because the lines on the Ericson remind me of my Yankee 30 (S&S design). Though, the Ericson is even a little more elegant in my opinion. Every time I pass the Ericson, I think "damn, if the Yankee was just 5 feet longer, I'd never get rid of her!" This doesn't make the Ericson a S&S design of course, but the similarities are striking. Its funny...I don't care about how cars, clothes or other things I consider superficial, look. But when I see lines I like on a sail boat, I'm thinking "Oh Yeah!". The saying is that if a boat looks right, it probably is right. But then....they say that if you can sail the SF bay,you can sail anywhere. While literally true, as an experienced SF Bay Sailor, I think that is the biggest egotistical load of BS I've ever heard! I certainly don't consider myself a seasoned offshore Skipper!
Anyway, I digress! One feature I'm assuming the Ericson has that the Yankee does not is an encapsulated Keel. Gotta love that in an old boat!
Last edited by L124C; 02-20-2012 at 03:54 PM.