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An E27 held the record for a while between Japan and San Fran. . . .one of the things they are known for is the build quality! . . . Sabre . . . Catalina!? Really?
not sure what record your referring to. folks have sailed cal 20s, an oday daysailor, and other assorted flotsam to hawaii and calif from japan. heck, you could float a log that distance(btw someone did "sail" a log from washington state to hawaii way back in the 70s.) i even sailed a yamaha 33 from japan to hawaii years ago. still, imho ericson boats are not as good as sabre boats. btw: i would not own either one.
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not sure what record your referring to. folks have sailed cal 20s, an oday daysailor, and other assorted flotsam to hawaii and calif from japan. heck, you could float a log that distance(btw someone did "sail" a log from washington state to hawaii way back in the 70s.) i even sailed a yamaha 33 from japan to hawaii years ago. still, imho ericson boats are not as good as sabre boats. btw: i would not own either one.
So, out of curiosity if nothing else, would you own. I'm married but not to a particular make of boat.
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So, out of curiosity if nothing else, would you own. I'm married but not to a particular make of boat.
i like to sail long distances to really wierd places so prefer full/cutaway keels, aft cockpit, low freeboard, split rigs. rhodes, hans christians, pacific seacraft, and other similar builders made such. try pre 1980 with lead ballast. the lower center of gravity with lead really makes a difference. most of the time your sailing trades so will go at hull speed regardless how heavy or light you are. size of boat not as important as being able to single hand the boat. if you go the distance, you will hit things, be run into, and experience all sorts of mishaps. what you wont get usually are bad storms, angry whales, nor run down in the night. rare. but if you do, a tough all glass boat from the 70s will keep you safer than most of the thin plastics now being made. designers: luders, crealock, rhodes and similar types. have had 2 luders, 1 crealock, 1 yamaha, 1 ranger, and an incredibly old crocker. if your gong to just day sail or stay on the coastal routes, then any plastic will do.
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I'm also looking at an upper 20's boat. Sabre is at the top of my list, followed by Erickson and Catalina. I did some calculations based on LOA, LWL, Beam, Ballast, Displacement, and etc., and I feel most comfortable with the Sabre. this is also do to what I've heard about build quality. Of course, if it's not been maintained in years, it's likely a dog - pure and simple. since I'm new at this, does it sound like I'm on track?
You might want to also consider the Cal 2-27 and 3-27 (I have a 2-27). Their build quality is on a par with Ericson. Ericsons were built with quite a bit more wood in the interior, making them a nicer looking boat on the inside. The Cals were a bit more Spartan than the Ericson 27, but also a bit faster than either the Ericson 27 or the Catalina 27.
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Re: Little Ericsons, big problems?

Sailed my E27 SF offshore to SD in oct 09 got caught in a pretty heavy gale 120 nm
off LA. Boat handled it well.

You can read an article about it online
latitude 38 ebook nov 09 pg 74
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