E28-2 Info....

Stevenwp2

New Member
Greetings... I'm brand new here so please forgive me if I'm doubling up or somehow doing it wrong. ;-)

A few questions regarding the Ericson 28-2, shallow draft I'm considering buying.
Is the mast deck stepped
What's the standing headroom
Anyone re-powered with Yanmar
Any experiences with tiller (my preference) vs wheel

Of course I'm interested in any experiences, strengths or weaknesses folks can cite with this model.
She checks a lot of the boxes for a Florida coastal cruiser, but I am admittedly
unfamiliar with the boat. Thanks in advance!
Steve
 

Afrakes

Sustaining Member
Mast is deck stepped. Head room 6'. Tiller vs wheel? Have had both. Due to limited range of motion in my neck, glad I have a wheel. Love how my boat sails.
 

galmvig

Junior Member
Greetings... I'm brand new here so please forgive me if I'm doubling up or somehow doing it wrong. ;-)

A few questions regarding the Ericson 28-2, shallow draft I'm considering buying.
Is the mast deck stepped
What's the standing headroom
Anyone re-powered with Yanmar
Any experiences with tiller (my preference) vs wheel

Of course I'm interested in any experiences, strengths or weaknesses folks can cite with this model.
She checks a lot of the boxes for a Florida coastal cruiser, but I am admittedly
unfamiliar with the boat. Thanks in advance!
Steve
I have a 28-2 and love the boat. It's a perfect size. My boat has a Universal 10 hp diesel engine with about 2,500 hours. Seems to run fine but I do wish I had a little more power. I've used both tiller and wheel and both are about the same to me. One advantage to a tiller is the use of a tiller extension which allows more room to move around the cockpit when sailing. I've only had my boat for 6 months but it's been fun. I am currently having new standing rigging and life lines replaced. Ericson is well know for building quality boats and thats why I bought mine.

Geoff
 

Special K

Member II
I have owned a 28-2 and I recently moved her up to Anacortes on the same dock as Geoff. I have the 5’ 6” keel, so I can’t speak to the shallow keel sailing characteristics. Our boat is a fantastic light air sailer, but starts to get over powered at about 15 knots. Using some backstay tension and an early reef helps out a lot.

i still have the m2-12 engine, although I added a flex-o-fold prop, which felt like adding 5 extra hp. Having a diesel without a turbo makes everything much simpler when it comes to maintenance and repairs. A tiller can be fun and provide more room in the cockpit, but the wheel is very comfortable. The helm position is very comfy sitting on the leeward side when sailing upwind. You can easily adjust the jib and you get a great view of the slot.

Although I would not characterize the 28-2 as a blue water boat, she has certainly shown her ability to deal with some crazy conditions.

Peter
 
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