1980 Ericson 25+ for sale $6,000


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We’re a few days away from closing on the 35, so it’s time to sell our 1980 25+. I’m finishing up the core repair on the port side of the cabin top, but I thought I would put it up here before I’m finished and post it for the rest of the world.

We’ve owned Luffalee for 5 years and have put a ton of work in to her. She’s taken us from Bellingham to Fox Island in the south sound and many places in between. She’s very easy to single hand with self tailing winches, Harken furling, lazy jacks, and a tiller pilot. We’ve replaced the primary winches, traveler, most of the running rigging, and a new main sail (only used 3 times). She sleeps 6 if you’re really friendly, but we sailed her with 2 kids (10 & 7), my wife and I, and our yellow lab.
Luffalee is a dry boat. With a deck stepped mast, rebedded port lights, an outboard motor (no stuffing box drip), and a dehumidifier kept on 100% of the time she’s in port, there is no dampness or mold.
This has been a fantastic boat for my family and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. If our family wasn’t growing, I wouldn’t be selling her.

$6,000 or best offer.

Sails & Hardware:

  • New Main Sail – 2 full & 2 partial battens (sep. 2019)
  • Good 110 head sail (primary head sail currently on the furler)
  • Fair 135 head sail w/ foam luff
  • Good asymmetrical spinnaker
  • 2 x Harken 20ST self tailing primaries (2016)
  • 2 x Barient 10 cabin top & 1 barient 10 mast mount (spinnaker & headsail halyard)
  • New Harken 22mm high load traveler (2019) w/ Ronstan 4:1 main sheet system (2018)
  • Harken Mk I furler
  • 16:1 cascading backstay adjuster (2015)
  • 4:1 cascading dyneema boom vang (2015)
  • Low friction ring genoa cars (additional original Marriman cars included) (2019)
  • Most of the running rigging has been replaced in the past 4 years
  • Lazy Jacks
Deck & Deck

  • All ports have been rebuilt and rebedded in Butyl
  • Port cabin side wood panel replaced
  • Cabin Top Port and Starboard core under winches replaced w/ balsa and G10 backing plates under hardware (currently finishing up the port side)
  • Ronstan deck organizers (2019)
  • Compression post base rebuilt with custom stainless-steel Jack screw
  • Bottom professionally pealed, dried, and epoxy barrier coated 2009 (receipt for almost $10K from previous owner)
  • Rudder rebuilt (2016) Opened port side, removed water saturated core, filled with new foam, and reskinned with 1708 and west system epoxy.
  • Dyneema life lines (2016)
  • Refinished Tiller (2017)
  • Encapsulated keel = no keel bolts!
  • 2000gph bilge pump 2015

  • 2004 Yamaha T8 long shaft, manual tilt, on adjustable bracket
  • 8 Gallon in-board aluminum fuel tank

  • Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot (2016)
  • Garmin 420
  • Bulkhead Compass, Speed (not working), and depth

  • Flooded lead acid group 31 battery (2019)
  • Victron BMV 700 battery monitor (2019)
  • Blue Sea System AC / DC breaker panel W AC volt, AC Amp, and DC Volt (2015)
  • New wiring & battery switch (2015)
  • LED Navigation Lights (steaming light not currently wired to breaker panel)
  • 12vdc Blue Sea System usb outlet
  • Pioneer Bluetooth stereo (2018)
  • SmartPlug 30 Amp shore power w/ new cabin outlets (2019)
  • 20-amp battery charger

  • Custom canvas including sail cover, companion way cover, tiller cover, & life sling bag
  • Origo 4000 stove (used Installed 2019)
  • Jabsco head rebuilt with new pump and discharge hose 2016
  • Rail mount BBQ
  • Bulkhead mounted Force 10 kerosene heater w/ fan (rebuilt burner 2015)
Stuff to do

  • New head and hull liner (removed to replace damaged core)
  • Rub rail (original rub rail is chalky and falling out on the port side)
  • Bottom paint (last done in 2016)
Sail Cover.jpgInterior.jpgPanel.jpgRunning Rigging.jpgNew Sail.jpg

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
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Beautiful !

The gray skies in the first photo Must yield to the sunny smiles in the second !!

Thanks for sharing.


Member II
Blogs Author
I hope anyone who is looking at < $4,000 "projects" appreciates how much of a better value this boat is with all of the work already done.

Good luck with the new boat!


Member III
Blogs Author
Luffalee has been sold! She will be moved to Fox Island latter this month.

I had a chance to sit down and talk to the new owner over a beer and I'm confident the next chapter will be a great one. I encouraged him to come over to the forum and take advantage of everything it has to offer. I'm excited to see what's next for Luffalee and to finally devote my time and money to the new boat.