1974 Ericson 25 Buyer Question - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > Ericson
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-06-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
boater15 is on a distinguished road
1974 Ericson 25 Buyer Question

I am looking at a '74 Ericson 25, centerboard model, and really like the boat. I am just wondering about the sailing characteristics of this model. With the ballast carried in the hull, how does the boat sail in moderate-heavy winds? Also, wondering how well the boat points to windward?

Any first-hand insight is appreciated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-08-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rhessenius is on a distinguished road
E-25 Cb

Boater15- I have a 73' E25 that I have owned for 2 seasons. Nice, solid boat that sails and feels larger than she really is. You have 2500lbs of lead ballast and I believe the board weighs 150lbs (not trully intended as ballast) down below. I have been on other boats of same size or lesser and don't feel the weight that the Ericson has. The board allows you to point quite high. I can usually pinch off a fair amount of boats in the race. The 25Cb is a full rig and is driven by the headsail which I think promotes the point. Not know where you are located, if depth or trailering is a consideration. You will be hard pressed to find what the Ericson offers you. Good luck in your decision. Any questions please feel free to ask me. A great site to look at is: www.ericsonyachts.org Rob Hessenius
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-08-2007
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,494
Thanks: 7
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 15
sailingfool will become famous soon enough
I spent a weekend on one of these about thrity years ago and the one thing I remember is that it was a very tender boat. Its sailed well in a little breeze, but everytime a gust of 10+ came by, it instantly buried the rail. Obviously that behavior made an impression on me.... If you NEED a centerboard, this is an OK boat although I think the S-2s are much better. If you don't NEED a centerboard, get a fin keel and you'll be able to relax more and won't scare your guests so often...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-15-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
eslovett is on a distinguished road
I just bought an E25 six months ago and couldn't be happier! I bought an E25to trailer as I am a lake sailor in Tennessee. One of the great advantages of the E25 is the mast stepping rig that was sold with the boat. I can have my boat's mast stepped and the boat launched in 45-60 mins.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-27-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
boater15 is on a distinguished road
I did buy the E25 this past winter and am extremely happy with the boat. It's a well built boat that I think sails well in both light and heavy air. I am surprised at how fast it is; I had modest expectations considering it is a fairly heavy boat. Since I bought mine I have talked with other current and former owners and all have said they would buy an E25 again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message 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:

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

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ladder question mcain Gear & Maintenance 14 08-03-2007 11:28 PM
ericson 38/ Tartan /Morgan jdinafrica Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 12-11-2006 08:41 AM
Ericson 35 or 27? VernKleist Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 11-18-2006 10:09 PM
Ericson 25.. Need help rshumway Ericson 5 10-01-2006 11:22 PM
Ranger 33 to an Ericson 34? Queequeg Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 09-22-2003 11:36 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.