Ericson 33RH

K2MSmith

Member III
A little more learned about the history of "Jazzbeau". It apparently was purchased new in Bay area and lived in Alameda for a while as the "Bandit". The previous owners (a partnership) purchased somewhere around 2000 and did a major refit on it (over time) and it has been continuously raced until about 2016-17 in Sausalito Yacht Club and other Bay area races. My profile picture shows it on the cover of "Squeegee" magazine, the Sausalito Yacht Club monthly publication from Spring 2012.
 

Keith Parcells

Sustaining Member
Congrats on the new boat!

mine is hull #24 with wheel helm.Sailing on SF Bay you will likely reef often. With the aggressive Fractional sail plan, I find it wise to reef the main as reefing the genoa alone may not get her back on her feet. She is a fantastic boat going to windward, though And overall, spirited.
 

markvone

Sustaining Member
Lot's of useful info in this thread:


The boat is great in light air and downwind all the time. You could use a just +/- 100 LP jib and A-sail all the time in SF Bay. The factory Kenyon mast was not a light/high performance section but added a safety factor for cruising. Boat build quality with the TAFG was great, as was the interior.

I do remember my test sail on the E33RH (I had an E26 shoal keel) being amazed at the upwind sailing angles.

Mark
 

K2MSmith

Member III
Congrats on the new boat!

mine is hull #24 with wheel helm.Sailing on SF Bay you will likely reef often. With the aggressive Fractional sail plan, I find it wise to reef the main as reefing the genoa alone may not get her back on her feet. She is a fantastic boat going to windward, though And overall, spirited.
Yes, we had it out near angel island on Sunday in about 15-20 and had to blow the main sheet a lot to keep from spinning out .We put a reef in and that settled things out . I need to figure out the reefing setup as I was not really able to get the reef line all the way in to get the reef point near the boom ( on leech side ). I think it was either the reefline car setting or the vang too tight ( it has a hydraulic vang ) . Once I get the tides mast track system installed . ill play with it at the dock . It’s definitely a more “advanced” boat than what I came from. Need to get it setup to single hand . I’m replacing the bungee on the running backs . That should also help.
 

K2MSmith

Member III
Lot's of useful info in this thread:


The boat is great in light air and downwind all the time. You could use a just +/- 100 LP jib and A-sail all the time in SF Bay. The factory Kenyon mast was not a light/high performance section but added a safety factor for cruising. Boat build quality with the TAFG was great, as was the interior.

I do remember my test sail on the E33RH (I had an E26 shoal keel) being amazed at the upwind sailing angles.

Mark
It has a 110 and a 120. The 110 furls quite nicely, so I think it will be no problem to reef to a 90 or 100 if needed. Didn't know it was a Kenyon mast so learned something new. The rigging was completely redone (it is rod) with new mast step put in place. I believe it is the original mast (with running backs and a backstay).
 
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