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Ericson 27 - Designed Purpose?

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me262

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Jun 2, 2004
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Neptune 24 canyon lake, tx
From what I can find, the E-27 sounds like a fine boat. Some impressive voyages have been made on her. I have the opportunity to get one for almost nothing. Don't know the condition, but it is floating at least! Will make the determination of taking it when I see it.

My question had to do with what its designed purpose was. Is it a protected water sailer or a blue water crusier? Boats can usually take much more than the occupants can, but would like something that can make a Gulf crossing and maybe the Bahamas.

Boats like the Vega and other 27'ers are similiar size, but maybe more suited?
 
Sep 25, 2008
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Alden 50 Sarasota, Florida
Had one for many years. Great boat but tends to wallow in a heavy sea because of the semi-full keel. I liked the encapsulated keel with no keel bots to worry about and it would be great in the Bahamas because of the shallow draft.
 

me262

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Jun 2, 2004
55
Neptune 24 canyon lake, tx
Motor?

It comes with an outboard motor that is only a 5hp. I have an extra long shaft Johnson Sailmaster 8. Thinking of taking it down the ICW. Worried about freeboard and getting pushed around while being under power (with an underpowered o/b!). Lots of barge traffic and etc.. Legitimate worry?
 
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