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11-27-2008 02:13 PM
RyszardP Ericson 32 has a fully encapsulated lead keel. In other words, they built the hull around the lead balast so that it is fully integrated with no seams or keel bolts.
10-31-2008 11:49 PM
? Many changes E32 in early 70' ?

I agree life is too often too short or should I say shorter than we might think.
Eating dessert first is always a good idea, but I try to begin cooking my main meal at the same time.

I can't find if the E32 73's keel is bolted or none boted (glass over)?
Wondering if anyone knows?

& I also have read in the early 70's Ericson tried out many different things from year to year (including) the inside support for the chainplate (some w/ and other w/o) Is it true?

10-31-2008 09:13 PM
harryrezz Justg a quick 2 cent's worth: E32 will be just fine for the two of you - a bit snug for 4 on an overnight but OK for daysails - impossible for 6 on an overnight (unless you are all VERY friendly!) and crowded on daysails. But that's the case for any boat that size. For coastal work in the NE she's fine, and she could take you on some offshore jaunts if in proper condition.
10-31-2008 07:22 PM
Advice on Surveyors

Advice or opinions about any surveyors in Eastern Mass/coast area
10-31-2008 03:43 PM
sailingdog If you said where you were located, or where the boat was located, someone could probably recommend a good surveyor, should the boat be considered good enough to warrant one.
10-31-2008 03:35 PM
Price of Ericson 32

Hi Canadianseamonkey
Thanks for your reponse.
No, this E32 is not mint by fare. The boat is very clean inside and seams solid outside from the conversation that I had with the seller. Most of all, the seller has been very belcoming. He has answered all questions very well to the best of his knowledge, and stated that he will get back to me with better/more detail information. I have also found a surveyor that called me back and told me that he would be happy to take a quick look at the boat to see if the boat is worth a survey because he is not fare away. I did not have the chance to speak to in person for any possible charge, but from the message. I do not think he will charge me or at best little to take a quick look.
The price is less than what you have stated for the one that you looked at few yrs ago.
10-31-2008 03:23 PM
canadianseamonkey There is no specific surveying license, those names you mention are affiliations to credit passing a course. I'm not sure about the costs out your way. Out here $15-20/foot is normal.

Also, FYI the E32 I was looking at 2 years ago was priced at 14K and was mint.....but had the gas engine. From the research I did back then, that price was fair. I would think it would be down a bit now. Go for it!!
10-31-2008 03:15 PM

Could anyone advise me the difference between NAMS/SAMS/NAVTECH.
In tridition or in practice, does anyone suggest better qualified surveyor?
How much should a survey cost in todays market in the NorthEast to CentralEast? Is $20 to $22/ft too much or about right - If the surveyor has over 15yrs of experience?
10-31-2008 03:09 PM
Moisture meter

Hi Sailingdog
Thanks, I have read the posting that you rec.
Do you know were I could purchase a meter? Does it have to be special marine grade or could I try to find on at HomeDepot?
10-31-2008 02:20 PM
sailingdog seamedic-

if you're going to visit the boat, i'd recommend you read this post.
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