Ericson 27

1971 — 1978
insignia
Designer
Bruce King
Builder
Ericson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
1250
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG w/balsa cored deck

Dimensions

Length Overall
26 8 / 8.2 m
Waterline Length
20 6 / 6.3 m
Beam
8 11 / 2.7 m
Draft
3 10 / 1.2 m
Displacement
6,600 lbs / 2,994 kg
Ballast
2,900 lbs / 1,315 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
323 ft2 / 30 m2
Total Sail Area
322.8 ft2 / 30 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
140 ft2 / 13 m2
P
27 11 / 8.5 m
E
10 0 / 3.1 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
182.8 ft2 / 17 m2
I
32 6 / 9.9 m
J
11 3 / 3.4 m
Forestay Length
34 4 / 10.5 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.07 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.69
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
43.94
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
342.01
heavy
Comfort Ratio
24.26
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.92
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The ERICSON 27 was one of this builders most popular models with more than 1200 built.
Inboard power and wheel steering (with ‘T’ shaped cockpit) were options.

TALL RIG:
I: 34.50’ / 10.52m
J: 11.25’ / 3.43m
P: 30.00’ / 9.14m
E: 10.00’ / 3.05m
Tot. SA (100%): 344.06 ft2 / 31.96 m2


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