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It's over! I bought a 1970 Ericson 23, named Lola. Gone sailing....
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Congrats!

Got enough left in your kitty to buy a small inflatable/big O/B go-fast to keep the speed demon spouse happy?
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Got enough left in your kitty to buy a small inflatable/big O/B go-fast to keep the speed demon spouse happy?
Yes, actually. That's not a bad idea.
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of course it's not a bad idea. It's mine.
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It's over! I bought a 1970 Ericson 23, named Lola. Gone sailing....
Always liked the looks of those little guys. King was in his glory then - the 23, 37, 39 & 46 were all very good looking boats. I always wished he had done one around 32' or so to that styling theme.
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Always liked the looks of those little guys. King was in his glory then - the 23, 37, 39 & 46 were all very good looking boats. I always wished he had done one around 32' or so to that styling theme.
Actually, Bruce did. 70's Ericson 32-2. They build a ton of them.
Irony alert! Since many of us nowadays refer to boats like 23's (and 24 and 25) as little boats, I remember when we were moving UP to a larger "cruising" boat like our first Ranger 20.... having owned a 14 foot centerboarder before that.

Back in 1980, I recall NA Ray Richards saying that he designed all of the amenities into his R-20 after he thought about roughing it during overnighters in his boyhood Lightning... with a tarp over the boom. And how little room he had sleeping beside the centerboard trunk.
Compared to those earllier days, the R-20 was absolutely luxurious.

Boats like the Ericson 23 were a whole 'nother leap up the Yachting Scale! I remember looking at a new E-23-2 in the 70's and wishing we could afford one.... but it took a bank loan just to afford that new Ranger.

Sorry for the segue/mini hijack for a fine thread............

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Actually, Bruce did. 70's Ericson 32-2. They build a ton of them.
But it had the boxy cabin top, not the sleek, almost flush deck styling of the 23 & 37 or the true flush deck of the 39 & 46.

The E32 is a very nice boat - currently high on my "next boat" list but it ain't racy looking like the others mentioned. I'd actually prefer the 34X but they're pretty rare and a more extreme IOR hull.
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But it had the boxy cabin top, not the sleek, almost flush deck styling of the 23 & 37 or the true flush deck of the 39 & 46.

The E32 is a very nice boat - currently high on my "next boat" list but it ain't racy looking like the others mentioned. I'd actually prefer the 34X but they're pretty rare and a more extreme IOR hull.
Ah so. You're right on all counts. FWIW, there's an nice looking E-37 for sale today on CL in Portland, OR.


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Ah so. You're right on all counts. FWIW, there's an nice looking E-37 for sale today on CL in Portland, OR.
Yeah, I saw that one - unfortunately I'm not at the "next boat" point yet - I'd be doing the dreaded "two boat" thing instead. A while back there was a 34X in Portland that was for sale for a long time - it went cheap enough that I was tempted but wiser heads prevailed.
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