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1980 Ericson 38 For Sale

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Boat Details

Year:
1980
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Ericson Yachts
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
38
Length (LOA):
37' 8"
Beam:
12'
Draft:
78"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
144617
Location:
Chula Vista, California
(near San Diego)
Status:
Sold
Storage Status:
In the water††
Reason for Selling:
Retiring from sailing
Sailboat Details
Headsail:
Main Sail:
Sail Cover:
Downhaul:
Genoa:
Spinnaker:
Spinnaker Gear:
Backstay:
Blocks:
Boom Vang:
Mast:
Recently Sold

Introduced in 1980, the Ericson 38 was designed by the incomparable Bruce King whose talent for drawing beautiful boats of near-perfect proportions.

For the most part, the hull of the Ericson 38 is constructed of a solid composite of fiberglass and resin although some core material is used in...more

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1980 Ericson 38 Sloop Sailboat in Chula Vista, California

Stock #144617

Introduced in 1980, the Ericson 38 was designed by the incomparable Bruce King whose talent for drawing beautiful boats of near-perfect proportions.

For the most part, the hull of the Ericson 38 is constructed of a solid composite of fiberglass and resin although some core material is used in some flat sections above the waterline to add stiffness without excessive weight.

The Ericson 38 utilizes an elaborate system of high strength fiberglass fabric and high-density foam to form a structural grid of transverse floors and longitudinal stringers.

ADDITIONAL INFO FROM SELLER
Hull Transom is the "reverse" style with swim ladder. But its purpose is for speed and strength of stern stay. A limited Number of Ericson 38s have this feature.

The engine throttle and transmission shift linkage are mounted directly on the steering wheel pedestal. Compass and fathometer readout and fathometer alarm are also pedestal mounted.

Compass and all gauges are lighted. Knot meter and relative wind direction gauges are installed to be visible to Helmsman and cockpit crew.

Hydraulic Stern Stay Tensioner and release controls are installed next to Helm for easy one-hand operation by Helmsman or crew member.

KEY FEATURES ~ 55 FOOT TALL MAST RIG!
~3 freshwater tanks. Capacity approx. 200 gallon
~Solid teak interior and bulkheads
~Tabernacle/mast lowering device
~Pathfinder Diesel 50hp inboard - needs work
~Refrigeration was added after purchase

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
~Starboard Galley large efficient refrigeration/freezer with the compressor mounted in aft quarter hatch.
~Factory coal/wood stove heat.
~Factory built in wine rack factory entertainment center.
~The tall mast rig was factory ordered with super-strength stay and shroud cabling
~Hot Water Heater: Raritan Capacity: 6 gals
~Formica countertops with double stainless steel deep sinks w/pressure water
~Oven & Stove: Galley Maid (3) burner, alcohol

Entertainment System(s): Element 17" flat screen with remote, Magnavox DVD player with 2 speakers and electronic equipment too numerous to list.

EQUIPMENT
~Quiet internal halyards
~Many sails, full baton no luff main, 150 to 180 genies drifters, spinnakers, tall boy, working and storm jib.
~Factory tabernacle with excellent cockpit-operated mast lowering.
~Hydraulic stern stay tensioner.
~Fathometer.
~Radar is mounted on its own rigid mast aft of boom.
~Sitex/Koden radar antenna and pole mount
~Ballast = 6300 lbs.
~Propeller is 3-blade for cruising and optimizing fuel consumption. 2-bladed folding propeller for racing is also included.

Hauled out for routine antifouling paint and through-hull fittings two years ago.

Information On Condition

This is the tall rig version of the Ericson 38 with heavy gauge rigging, 55 foot mast has tabernacle configuration.

This vessel presents in good condition for her age. Her owner reports she is a great sailing boat, with a very roomy interior. Pathfinder Diesel (Volkswagon Rabbit wide RPM Range Marine Diesel) is not running & requires a rebuild.

Priced to sell quickly as is without the engine operational. New Pathfinder engine estimates ~ $5,000. But this is not a normal Pathfinder. It has the heavy duty shaft driven water pump and extra duty heat exchanger. Plus seller added on a special seawater transparent filter mounted under the sink in the galley. Not really a necessity on the west coast, but good security for when there is a high volume shaft driven water pump installed.

A separate radar mast is installed to isolate the setup, keeping it away from halyards, spinnaker pole activity and foresail sheets, and other rigging during mast lowering/raising.

Complete re-rig while also upgrading to modern mast-mounted quick locking halyard fasteners preliminary to redundant standard cleating.

Seller paid $24k to have the rigging, mast, boom & spreaders completely refurbished and modernized. Sails are professionally cleaned and refurbished.

Approximate boat location: Chula Vista, California


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Basic Details
Year:
1980
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Ericson Yachts
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
38
Length (LOA):
37' 8"
Hours:
--
Stock #:
144617
Location:
Chula Vista, California
Storage Status:
In the water ††
(as of 9/13/2020)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1980
Brand:
Pathfinder
Size:
50 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
54 gals
Propeller:
3-blade For Cruising
Fuel Consump.:
0.5 gals/hour
Drive Brand:
Marine Reversing (2:1)
Drive Model:
068.2/M344
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Throttle/shift:
Transmission:
Water Tanks:
Windlass:
Bilge Pump:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
37' 8"
Length at Water:
30' 6"
Beam:
12'
Max. Draft:
78"
Cockpit Location:
Aft
Weight:
15,500 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Compass:
Navigation Lights:
Depth Sounder:
Stanchions:
Windex:
Deck Features
BBQ Grill:
Dodger:
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
Beverage Holders:
Bimini:
Bow Pulpit:
Bow Rail:
Cleats:
Deck Rail:
Non-skid Deck:
Steering Wheel:
Storage Cover:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
Accessory Switches:
Ignition:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Battery Switch:
Engine Kill Switch:
12 V DC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
Sails
Headsail:
Main Sail:
Sail Cover:
Downhaul:
Genoa:
Spinnaker:
Spinnaker Gear:
Rigging
Backstay:
Blocks:
Boom Vang:
Mast:
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
7
# Cabins:
1
# Berths:
4
Can Live Aboard:
Water Capacity:
90 gals
Waste Capacity:
11 gals
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Cabinets:
Cabin:
Cabin Door:
Curtains:
Galley:
Head:
Nav Station:
Refrigerator:
Stove:
Table:
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Bruce King
Hull Material:
Composite
Bottom Paint:
Lazarette /garage:
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