Thought I'd officially say hello (been stalking the site for a few months now). Seems like a great group of folks and I was floored by the amount of information available. This is my first Ericson (E29 in OK) but I've admired them for years and finally got the chance to buy one last year (practically stole it from a guy I know who lived too far away from the boat to give her the time she deserved). Been sailing for a good bit of my life (even have a 6 pack.......the license, not the physique) and truly love it. There is nothing (IMO) more rewarding than trying to impose my will onto the wind. Again, HELLO CAMPERS!