Catalina 27 or Pearson 28 or Ericson 32 - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 10-16-2012
Senior Member
 
JimsCAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 3,330
Thanks: 2
Thanked 111 Times in 103 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Catalina 27 or Pearson 28 or Ericson 32

Any of those boats will suit your needs. With boats of that age, condition is everything. If all are similar in condition, I would prefer the Pearson and Ericson over the Catalina. Catalinas of that era were not as well built as they are today.
JimsCAL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 12 Old 10-16-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posts: 1,375
Thanks: 36
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Catalina 27 or Pearson 28 or Ericson 32

I have sailed a catalina 27 of that vintage and own a 1976 Pearson 28.
The catalina has a 21.75' waterline, the Ericson and Pearson 24', therefore faster.
The Catalina draws 4', the Ericson 5'. About 1977 Pearson reduced the 28's draft from 5' to 4.5', know which you are buying.
The Pearson sails much better than the Catalina in difficult conditions. The Catalina is the lightest displacement of the three and lowest ballast to displacement ratio.

The interior of the Catalina is finished with more wood than the Pearson, but I have found the Pearson to be very easy to clean and control mold and odors. However, the interior of the Ericson is more livable than the Pearson. The galley is far superior and will be appreciated on a week long cruise.

Compare the rigging of the Catalina to the Pearson and you will begin to see what much better build means. One Catalina owner stepped aboard my Pearson and his first comment was; "wow, what a solid boat."

In summary, the Ericson, for the same money is probably a better, more liveable boat, depending on its condition. Both Ericson or the Pearson are well built and have an edge over the Catalina in that regard. Go to "Good Old Boat" and you can find reviews that give more detail on these boats.

Good luck
ccriders is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pearson vs Newport vs Ericson vs Catalina 30 miatapaul Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 02-05-2013 03:32 PM
pearson 28 vs ericson 28 mysticsailor Pearson 1 03-01-2009 11:19 AM
Pearson 39-2/Ericson 38-200/Tartan 37 D&D Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 11-18-2005 11:26 AM
Ericson 26 vs. Pearson 27 danapsy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 01-26-2002 06:57 AM
''87 Ericson 32 vs. ''84 Pearson 34 Netko7 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 07-12-2001 12:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome