Sure, sounds like fun. Want to all get together at Angel Island and have a picnic together? There is a Facebook group called Ericson Fleet One that has a few Ericson owners on it who might want to get together too.
Having a 46 makes Angel Island a little difficult for us as there is nowhere in the cove that will accommodate our 7.5' draft. We could do it, but we would have to anchor out farther, and would rather pick a spot where we can all raft together at least for a cool photo or two... If calm maybe a bit of raft up partying.
I feel bad no one is responding. I would love to get together but my boat in Redwood City is completely stripped in the middle of a major refit and paint job. We could meet in Turtle Bay Baja Ca. around November 3rd
It's been a while since I've been on, but the idea of a get together sounds good. Paradise Cove is a decent anchorage for one boat at a time, but I wouldn't want to raft there. It can get rolly in the morning when the ferries start running.
It's July on the San Francisco Bay, 52 degrees, fog rolling through the Golden Gate and a small craft advisory for the whole weekend.
I did not get to go and check out the anchorage at Paradise Cove but I think for an afternoon of admiring others boats, ingenuity and drinking a few glasses of red wine (reduced cooling requirement) it would be fine. How about the weekend of August 13th?
We can always anchor out, that is another option, correct, I was in city last Friday, foggy and windy.
Thinking of heading from Alameda to Benicia Marina on Sunday, spending night and heading back on Tuesday.
Congrats on the purchase! No I'm not a former owner but I raced against Bettina in the 2000 Single Handed Trans Pac. Clay Gwin was the owner then. A few years after that race Clay contacted me to say he was selling her. I told another friend about her and He (Pat) ended up buying her. Then quite a few years ago Pat sold her.
Thanks phil! I read up on clay and the race bio a little bit. I was hoping he was still a visitor on this board as i had some questions that im sure he knows the answer too. Bettina needs some work but Im excited about getting her going...the wife and I just took her out today in the south bay for a bit.