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Tuesday Apr 24, 2018

#10010: 1972 29' Ericson Sailboat
Inventory ID: 10010 Location: San Francisco, CA
Year:  1972 Length:  29'
Make:  Ericson Model:  Sailboat
Height: N/A Beam: 9.2
Draft: 4.6 Displacement: 7300
Hull Material: Fiberglass HIN: N/A
Engines: Single Universal 20HP Inboard Diesel Engine. Engine room shows waterline 2” above engine room sole but did not appear to reach the engine which is mounted higher than waterline so engine not submerged. Engine panel appears to be new. Rusting noted in way of the water pump and the lower crank pulley. Unable to start the engine due to low batteries and out of the water but not tested, condition unknown. Visually serviceable. Unable to open the cap for the heat exchanger expansion tank.
Transmission: Transmission make/model unknown, coupler rusty, not tested.
Generator/Battery: There is no generator. Batteries (2) in poor condition. Guest battery charger not tested.
Electronics: Kenyon knot meter, Ritchie compass and 2 stereo speakers (one speaker cracked) in bulkhead, no electronics tested.
Ground Tackle: Windlass in fair condition, rusting in way of the gypsy.
Rigging: Sloop rig, mast, rigging, furling head sail.
Head: Single head with sink, manual head, no shower.
Galley: Galley with stainless steel sink, built in icebox. No appliances sighted. Interior with forward V-berth, settees, aft quarter berth and midships head. Wood trim interior. Molded fiberglass with wood bulkheads, wood cabinets in fair condition, upholstery in poor condition, stained and misshapened. Carpet missing. Companionway drop board(s) missing.
Trailer: Trailer not included.
Shipping: This item is for Pick-up Only
Shipping Information: Item sold "where is". Assistance with shipping is generally available; however, buyer is responsible for costs of preparing item for shipment and charges for loading vessel onto trailer or transport.
Description: This 1972 29' Ericson 29 Masthead Sloop Sailboat partially submerged when grounding caused separation between hull and deck. Hull is in poor condition with chalky gelcoat. On the port side of the sailboat at the seam connecting the deck to the hull, a gap was observed that measured approximately 1/4 inch in width and nine feet in length. Interior cabin of the sailboat revealed that there was a gap on the port side of the cabin along where the hull and deck meet that was approximately 1/4 inch wide. Waterline indicates water rose 2” above cabin sole. Large areas of stress cracking on the port and starboard hull sides of the bow. Bottom paint missing in random areas, predominantly just below the boot stripe. Bottom paint in need of sanding and renewal. Fairing cracking in way of the strut but not loose (by hand). Cutless bearing somewhat loose. Propeller shaft zincs in need of replacement. Michigan/Federal 1992 3-blade bronze propeller – 13R10 – in good condition. Minor play in the rudder stock. One small blister on the rudder. Vessel in need of cleaning. Paddle wheel for the Kenyon knot meter indicator is frozen. Evidence of prior standing water sighted in the main cabin, 1” to 2” above the cabin sole. No damage was found to the rudder, propeller, or propeller shaft. Not all equipment could be tested as no power to vessel at time of inspection.


  • Boom in good condition
  • Cockpit or Helm station in fair condition, in need of cleaning
  • Deck in fair condition, Two different sealants used for cabin top hand rails
  • Gauges and controls, Universal, in good condition
  • Keel: Fin keel, damaged in grounding
  • Lifelines & Stanchions in good condition
  • Mast in good condition
  • Roller furling in fair condition
  • Rudder & Tiller Fin w/spade rudder in good condition
  • Sails: Sails in fair condition. Mainsail good; headsail not unfurled but worn at the clew and UV cover torn in two places.
  • Toe rail in good condition
  • Upholstery, exterior, in poor condition, stained, padding misshapen
  • Winches in good condition
  • Windows in fair condition.

    Florida 6% state sales tax will apply for Florida residents.

    Storage charges will accrue after the 10 day grace period. Loading fees will apply if no trailer included. Buyer is responsible for loading fees.

    Boat stands are not included.

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