Ericson 32 (Scorpion)

1966 — 1967
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Designers
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Builder
Ericson Yachts
Associations
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# Built
24
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
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Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
32 3 / 9.8 m
Waterline Length
22 6 / 6.9 m
Beam
6 3 / 1.9 m
Draft
4 3 / 1.3 m
Displacement
4,600 lb / 2,087 kg
Ballast
2,600 lb / 1,179 kg
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Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
315′² / 29.3 m²
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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I
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J
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Forestay Length
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Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Fuel Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
15 gal / 57 l
Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Cabins
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Calculations

Hull Speed
6.37 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.22
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
56.52
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
178.38
light
Comfort Ratio
24.09
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.51
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The SCORPION hulls were built from a mold created from a wood 5.5 meter boat in which George O’Day won the 1960 Olympics. In 1967 Ericson produced 24 of these modeled after the COLUMBIA SABRE and called them the SCORPION 32. It was Ericson’s original 32’ yacht, sometimes called the ERICSON 32-I. It is nearly identical to the COLUMBIA SABRE presumably built using this same mold. Most had outboard wells though some were fitted with small inboards.

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