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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?

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


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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.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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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............

That is all. Carry on.

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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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