1. S

    E26 Built in the 1970's?

    My husband and I are looking at two different E26's in our area (Santa Barbara/Ventura, CA). They are both built in the early 70's, according to their current owners -- one in '71 ($3500) and one in '72 ($8,000). We have been looking for more info on them but have come up short. According to...
  2. yodaears

    E26 reefing

    I had a friend take my main sail off of my E26 and he pulled the reefing lines through the boom. I can't remember how it sets up. Can someone take a picture of the setup? Its a stock isomat boom. Thanks!!
  3. J

    Lazy Jacks on E26

    After two yearssailing my 87 E26, I've come to the conclusion I need to install lazy jacks. Wesail on steep L. Erie waves and lowering the main is a little too exciting formy comfort level. There is an excellent Good Old Boat article on the subjectand together with EY.O input I've grasped the...
  4. kelargo

    E26 mast length?

    I have a E26 (1985) and it needs a new mast. The original is gone. Would there be any problems putting a 32' 9" mast on it? The extrusion is 4" x 7" shape. I believe this mast is a little bit longer than the original. I guess it can be cut down.. but I'm wondering it its ok to use this...
  5. A

    E-25 cb bimini?

    Has anyone put a bimini on there e-25? If so how did you do it and do you have any pictures?
  6. J

    transducer location?

    I have a 1969 e26 and am armpit deep in overhauling the whole boat it seems. At this time I am looking for a place to install a transducer inside the boat against the hull. Has anyone had any success with installing a transducer against the hull using epoxy? At the moment I am unsure if the hull...
  7. B

    E26 Holding tank?

    My 1988 Ericson 26 was fitted with a small holding tank (6 gallons) by the previous owner. Looking at the brochure, it seems the boat can take a 13 gallon tank. When I look on the web, there are a huge variety of holding tanks available. Can someone to take a look at their holding tank and...
  8. K

    E-26 New Owner Questions

    just got a 26' sail boat and know nothing about it i have had power boats would love to learn sailing can anyone please give me pointers its in my driveway now i have no owners manual not sure how to find one online thanks
  9. P

    New Owner of The Creamy Pint E26

    Just thought I'd stop in and say hello. I picked up The Creamy Pint in Oxnard a few months ago and will be continuing the legacy of this fine boat. It's a 1967 E 26, Hull #53. The previous owner was on this site, you'll never guess his member name, but this looks like a great community for...
  10. B

    E26 best tiller extension?

    Question for other owners of the E26 with tillers. I bought a 1988 this fall and have been doing a number of projects getting it ready for the spring. I wanted to put a tiller extension on. Although the previous owner didn't have an extension mounted, the port seatback does have a tiller lock...
  11. R


    LOOKS LIKE IT GOT SOLD! I do not know the owner. Boat is at our Marina... Looks like a nice boat. http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=14665916&cat=197&lpid=&search=
  12. D

    E26 Fin Keel height?

    Can anyone tell me how long the fin keel on an E26 is? I'm considering the purchase of one 1300 miles away and considering transporting myself on a friends trailer because the shipping quotes are simply too expensive. The trailer has adjustable brackets but I need to confirm that their minimum...
  13. D

    Need an E26 Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

    I've just bought a 1988 E-26 and need a replacement anchor-locker hatch cover. Any ideas where I might find one? Don Calcote (donc3317@gmail.com):esad:
  14. B

    New to me E26 - stiff steering

    Well, I'm happy to say I've closed the deal on the E26 that I've been asking questions about re: cockpit led reefing. I worked on the boat over the weekend and with the help of the previous owner measured for new sails. Today, I met with the sailmaker and those are underway. Attached are a...
  15. R

    1988 E26 Rudder WANTED

    Trashed the rudder on a reef. Need replacement. Long shot, but I thought I'd post!
  16. B

    Best "all round" genoa for E26

    <hr style="color: rgb(255, 255, 251); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 251);" size="1"> Looking for a little advice from you experienced E25+ and E26 owners.... I'm about to purchase a 1988 E26 (hopefully before week is out) and it needs new sails. I'm...
  17. B

    E26 Reefing

    I've got a handshake on a 1988 E26. The boat is good shape, the surveyor gave me a thumbs up. There are few things that I need to do, but nothing drastic. I'm sure I'll be hitting you all up for information over the coming months (and years!). One question - I'll be ordering new sails and I...
  18. T

    Looking at E26 1984 for purchase

    Thank you in advance for any comments. I am looking at an 1984 E26 for purchase. I am a newbe to the E26 and wanted pros and cons to this boat. Anything I should be careful to look at to make sure I am not buying a hidden project boat??. I am considering a haul out for full survey, with...
  19. Jeff Asbury

    Anybody know this E-26?

    Anybody on this board own, or know the whereabouts of this E-26? These were shot in 2001 before my Brother In Law sold it. Photos taken at Zittel's Marina near Olympia, WA. As you can see on the transom she's named Hideout. She was the boat that sold me on the Ericson brand. Just curious...
  20. J

    Reefing points

    I need suggestions on where to put reefing points on my main sail. I just bought the 1987 e 26-2 (fractional rig) with a nice crisp set of north sails but no previous owner ever had reefing put in. I do. I'm dropping the sail off to a sailmaker in a few days and need to make a decision. I'm not...