1987 E-34 Going to be listed soon

Tom Metzger

Sustaining Partner
It is unfortunately getting to the time when we retire from sailing Xanthus. Somehow our advanced youth has caught up with us. In the next couple of weeks I'll be talking to a broker, but I thought I would give my Ericson family a shot at it beforehand.

It is located on Lake Champlain on the New York side and has been in fresh water since I bought it in 1996. The lake is accessible by canals to the New York harbor and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and the Great Lakes to the west.

I haven't taken "cleaned up" pictures yet to go with the listing nor completed the equipment list, but if anyone has interest please let me know.

tometz11 at gmail.com
 

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Kenneth K

Contributing Partner
Blogs Author
Say it isn't so. Someone's gonna get a turn-key Ericson beauty out of this deal.

Just promise to keep active on this site with that witty, sardonic, and usually spot-on commentary.

I say "usually spot-on" because I'm still not convinced that yellow wires don't carry more current than red ones....
 
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Tom Metzger

Sustaining Partner
I say "usually spot-on" because I'm still not convinced that yellow wires don't carry more current than red ones....

That is exactly why I never switched to yellow wires for the negative.
 

1911tex

Sustaining Member
That is exactly why I never switched to yellow wires for the negative.
Agreed...but I use the yellow wire for both + and - ! That has seemed to equalize Reddy Kilowatt..and I don't have to label the connections. I buy yellow wire in bulk 50# balls, save a lot of $$'s.
 

Windancer808

Windancer
Tom,
the boats looks like it is very well taken care of. I am fairly new to this forum and have followed some of the threads. Unfortunately I am in Hawaii. Do you have a sales figure in mind? I might be tempted to leave her in NY, until I can sail her back, at least down to Fl or TX, as I am planning to retire next year.

Thank you.
Joe Hillje
 

Filkee

Member III
I’ve been on board and the boat is an absolute dream. As much as I love my own Ericson, if I could bend time and space and some how make it happen, Xanthus would be my dream—even if she doesn’t sail like a dinghy.
 

Tom Metzger

Sustaining Partner
I’ve been on board and the boat is an absolute dream. As much as I love my own Ericson, if I could bend time and space and some how make it happen, Xanthus would be my dream—even if she doesn’t sail like a dinghy.

As a specialist at bending time and space... let's make it happen. Just to sweeten the pot I'll throw in the lines and fenders. And if you buy today, one day only, I'll throw in the grill cover.

Actually, I want to thank you for the kind words. Xanthus is now listed at Boats R Fun.
 

Filkee

Member III
Oh, great. Now YachtWorld is telling me I might like your boat. I already know that and it’s killing me.
 

supersailor

Contributing Partner
Ack! An underpinning is being yanked out. Tom, you always have been solid here. With all my fun in the last couple of years, I've been just hanging in there. Terra Nova is still afloat. I'm told I really shouldn't be sailing alone and don't dare sail with someone else. The hell with it, I think I'll go sailing. Forget crew!

I have to say I didn't expect that we'd lose one of our solidest members. Your on water experience and engineering expertise will be missed. Also the Engineering lack of tact. My family comes from a long line of engineering leaning peoples. "That's a fact! What's your problem!" I usually represent that view also. Some crazy folk claim they like me but they are crazy.

Maybe that's why I like single handing so much. Yes, the 34 can be singlehanded by crazy old farts!

Good luck in your future endeavors and may life bless you.
 

Rick R.

Contributing Partner
Good luck Tom. When COVID goes away and you venture back to Florida, we will go sailin!
Rick
 
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