E32-3

TLEO

Member I
We found a boat we like and are wondering what everyone thinks. She is a 1989 E32-3 with a wing keel, everything is original with only two owners.
there is your usual crazing in port lights and on the deck. When does deck crazing turn into more? I'm going to start with hull photo's then a few of the deck & mast.We are new to sailing so please be honest.
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Tin Kicker

Member III
With those few photos, there's not enough to say much about it or how it fits your plans and abilities.
 

TLEO

Member I
With those few photos, there's not enough to say much about it or how it fits your plans and abilities.
I have more pictures, Our abilities are fair and our plans are to sail on the east coast between NY and Nova Scotia. We know there will be a bunch of elbow grease involved, we are willing to invest the time.
 

Christian Williams

E381 - Los Angeles
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Can you give us the broker listing? That will draw opinions as to the apparent "condition," which is a complicated set of trade-offs involving age, price, gear, and so on.
 

TLEO

Member I
E32-3 deck photos

We are going back to for another walk through, more informative photo's to follow on monday.
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Christian Williams

E381 - Los Angeles
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At a glance that sure looks like a candidate for further investigation--a late-model Ericson at a low asking price.

If the photos are current, the interior is in great shape. Are they current?

Since new to boat buying, this might be a specimen worth hiring a marine surveyor to look at. That's the next step, and will always be the next step when you find a boat you really like.

(I reduced the size of your photos a little by dragging in the corners. They return to full size when clicked on)
 

TLEO

Member I
At a glance that sure looks like a candidate for further investigation--a late-model Ericson at a low asking price.

If the photos are current, the interior is in great shape. Are they current?

Since new to boat buying, this might be a specimen worth hiring a marine surveyor to look at. That's the next step, and will always be the next step when you find a boat you really like.
We have done a walk thru of the boat, and unlike the Grey Goose from craigslist this boat is is much better shape, We are going to speak with the brokers on Monday and want to have a survey lined up. We are feeling pretty good about this, Fingers crossed.
 

Kenneth K

Sustaining Member
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I would think that would be a 23hp M25XP on a 1989, and not a 21hp M25. Worth asking about. That's mold growing in the billges. I'd be checking for mold elsewhere too.
 

TLEO

Member I
I would think that would be a 23hp M25XP on a 1989, and not a 21hp M25. Worth asking about. That's mold growing in the billges. I'd be checking for mold elsewhere too.
The motor is a M25XP, and the broker is saying the boat is a 32-200 but it has an aft quarter berth so we were under the impression it was a 32-3. Do you know what else distinguishes the 32-200 from the 32-3? It has a wing keel which does not appear to be an option on the 32-200. It's very confusing. any thoughts?
 

K2MSmith

Member II
I'm looking for a 32-200 or 32-3 on the west coast, so if you want to share knowledge /experience PM me. I am just learning the Ericson line and have seen two boats in the bay area so far. Looking at one in soCal in a few weeks.
 

Christian Williams

E381 - Los Angeles
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what distinguishes the 32-200 from the 32-3?

Interior : the -200 has the head aft, and the -3 has the head amidships.

cabin house profile: the -200 has two large fixed portlights flanked by one opening port on either side. The -3 has two large fixed portlights with the two opening ports on the same side.
 

Christian Williams

E381 - Los Angeles
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They're accurate.

For both models the hull, keel, rudder and sail plan is the same. Note the position of the mast in the cabins. When the head is moved aft, the banquette is moved forward. Now the mast is in the middle of the table.
 

goldenstate

Member II
Blogs Author
They're accurate.

For both models the hull, keel, rudder and sail plan is the same. Note the position of the mast in the cabins. When the head is moved aft, the banquette is moved forward. Now the mast is in the middle of the table.
There is a review of the 32-200 in the resources section suggesting the rudder was moved 6" aft to accommodate the double quarter-berth in the 32-200, so that is one functional design distinction.

Another difference is that the -200 series has a "recessed companionway." The boat pictured by TLEO does not. I would go out on a limb and say that if it is indeed an '89, it is a special order by the owner, with a rare-ish wing keel, and the only example of a 32-3 that is later than '88, when the 200's first came to market. It has been included in the 32 hull wiki as such. The boat pictured is not a 32-200.


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goldenstate

Member II
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There is a review of the 32-200 in the resources section suggesting the rudder was moved 6" aft to accommodate the double quarter-berth in the 32-200, so that is one functional design distinction.

Another difference is that the -200 series has a "recessed companionway." The boat pictured by TLEO does not. I would go out on a limb and say that if it is indeed an '89, it is a special order by the owner, with a rare-ish wing keel, and the only example of a 32-3 that is later than '88, when the 200's first came to market. It has been included in the 32 hull wiki as such. The boat pictured is not a 32-200.


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(Drats!) The boat pictured by TLEO is not a 32-200. The one with the dog, is.
 

TLEO

Member I
There is a review of the 32-200 in the resources section suggesting the rudder was moved 6" aft to accommodate the double quarter-berth in the 32-200, so that is one functional design distinction.

Another difference is that the -200 series has a "recessed companionway." The boat pictured by TLEO does not. I would go out on a limb and say that if it is indeed an '89, it is a special order by the owner, with a rare-ish wing keel, and the only example of a 32-3 that is later than '88, when the 200's first came to market. It has been included in the 32 hull wiki as such. The boat pictured is not a 32-200.


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We have come to a similar conclusion. We hope she'll be our first sailboat. :)
 
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