• 1 / 28
  • 2 / 28
  • 3 / 28
  • 4 / 28
  • 5 / 28
  • 6 / 28
  • 7 / 28
  • 8 / 28
  • 9 / 28
  • 10 / 28
  • 11 / 28
  • 12 / 28
  • 13 / 28
  • 14 / 28
  • 15 / 28
  • 16 / 28
  • 17 / 28
  • 18 / 28
  • 19 / 28
  • 20 / 28
  • 21 / 28
  • 22 / 28
  • 23 / 28
  • 24 / 28
  • 25 / 28
  • 26 / 28
  • 27 / 28
  • 28 / 28

1981 Ericson E 38

Portland, Connecticut, United States
$34,000 USD
Condition: Excellent

Solid sailboat with many upgrades including new electrical panels, recent engine, Mylar and Dacron sails, solar and wind controller,wind generator - wired for solar panel, bilge pump replaced, bottom sanded and re-coated, new floor, 2 GPS units, new VHF, new stereo - we are looking for bigger boat. This add will be removed if sold.

Equipment: Raymarine A57D GPS at the wheel , Lawrence Color Max 6 GPS at nav station , Standard Horison VHF, X Air wind generator, E-20 50A wind and solar controller, Sahara bilge pump, A/B refrigerator, Prince stove and oven, 54 HP Pathfinder Marine engine. Air condition with new controls, spinnaker pole, 4 sails - 2 Tape drive and 2 Dacron by North Sails - fair condition, new Pioneer stereo with Bluetooth and sub woofer, new electrical panel and ALL new wiring thru out the boat, all safety flares and horn, aluminum LPG tank, marine toilet - new in 2019 - new sanitary hoses, new battery charger ( 15 A , hydraulic back stay adjuster, X-Air 403 wind generator, solar panels ready ( wires in place ).All LED lights - new Hela mast light, new glazing for all ports and hatches, new companion way boards, new spare Danforth anchor, 35lb plow anchor, chain and 250’ rode, all new AGM batteries ( 300 Ahr ), new teak grab rail, Raymarine autopilot ( new 2000), new Reymarine wind speed and data repeater at helm, self tailing winches,Garhauer boom wang, Xantrex battery monitor, SMU air condition control, Xintex propane sniffer, microwave, CO2 alarm.

If sold I will remove listing.

This listing is presented by SailboatListings.com. Visit their website for more information or to contact the seller.

View on SailboatListings.com

Specs

Designer
Bruce King
Builder
Ericson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
125
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
37 11 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
30 6 / 9.3 m
Beam
10 11 / 3.4 m
Draft
4 0 / 1.2 m
Displacement
14,850 lb / 6,736 kg
Ballast
6,300 lb / 2,858 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
709′² / 65.9 m²
Total Sail Area
709′² / 65.9 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
303′² / 28.1 m²
P
43 2 / 13.2 m
E
14 0 / 4.3 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
406′² / 37.7 m²
I
50 0 / 15.2 m
J
16 2 / 5 m
Forestay Length
52 6 / 16 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
M80
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
50 gal / 189 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
80 gal / 303 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
2

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.4 kn
Classic: 7.4 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.37 knots
Classic formula: 7.4 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.8
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
18.78
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
42.4
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

42.43
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
233.4
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
233.39
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
25.5
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
25.46
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
2.0
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.95
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

DRAFT:
Wing Keel = 5’/1.52m
Shoal Draft = 4.92’/1.5m
Deep keel= 6.5’/1.98m

The ERICSON 38-200 was introduced in 1986? which shared the same hull but with new deck, coach roof and interior.


Embed

Embed

Embed this page on your own website by copying and pasting this code.

Great choice! Your favorites are temporarily saved for this session. Sign in to save them permanently, access them on any device, and receive relevant alerts.

We will occasionally send you relevant updates. You can opt out or contact us any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Subscribe

Get occassional updates about new features or featured sailboats.
You can opt out or contact us any time.
Measurements:

Made with ♥ by the founders of Refit Guide
©2021 Sea Time Tech, LLC

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.