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1979 Ericson MK II

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

Surfari is Costa Rica Registered, flies Costa Rican flag.
Builder: Ericson
Designer: Bruce King
Category: Racer/Cruiser

LOA: 35ft.
Beam: 10 ft.
LWL: 25ft. 10 in.
Draft: 5ft.
Ballast: 5000 lbs.
Displacement: 11,600 lbs.

Brand: Isuzu 27hp
Model: 2 cyl.
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum speed: 8 knots

Fresh Water: 25 Gal.
Fuel: 22 Gal.

Her layout is a V- berth forward with full length shelves followed on the port by an enclosed head with opening port and hanging lockers to starboard. Aft on both port and starboard are settee/berths with full length shelves and storage behind and underneath. Amidships between these berths is a fold up teak table that reaches both settee/berths to seat 4 with liquor bottle storage in its center. Following and to port is the nav station. To starboard is the galley with lots of storage space. Aft of the nav station, port side is a quarter berth. The companionway is amidships of the nav station and galley.

Equipment on Board:

Electronics and Navigation

At Nav Station
• VHF- mounted and handheld
• GPS- Garmin handheld
• Hookups for HF & 2m ham radios
At Helm Station (steering pedestal)
• Depth gauge
• New Ritchie Compass
• Speed log
• Windex atop mast


• 110 hookup with shore power cable
• 2 6V 118AH deep cycle golf cart batteries
• 1 dedicated starting battery
• AC system outlets
• new battery cables
• 12V circuit breaker panel
• 2 battery switches


• 130% Genoa
• 110% Genoa
• Mainsail
• 150% light air staysail
• heavy staysail w/wire luff
• Spinnaker pole

Safety Gear

• life jackets
• flare kit
• lifelines around deck w/gates
• 2 fire extinguishers

• fenders

• propane stove
• large ice box
• deep sink w/pressurized water
• Manual Raritan head
• sink w/ shower hookup, press. water
• lots of storage space

• 2 electric bilge pumps, 1 automatic
• Manual, hand bilge pump
Ground Tackle
• Bruce anchor w/ 100’ 3/8 chain and 200’ nylon rode
• Danforth anchor
• Rode locker w/deck hawser

• Wheel and tiller steering
• Sits 6 w/ separate helm station astern
• Bimini
• Swim ladder off the stern
• Cockpit cushions
• All teak
• 1 double V berth
• 2 settee/berths
• Quarter berth
• New headliner and lights
• Fans for each berth
• 6’2” headroom, sleeps 4-5
Rigging & Halyards
• Mast- double spreader, 4 halyard winches, 50ft.
• 2 mainsail halyards, 1 new
• 2 jib halyards, I new
• New staysail halyard
• Several new turnbuckles
• Topping lift
• Boom vang
• 2 cabin top winches
• 4 sheet winches in cockpit, principle ones are Lewmar 2 speed
• Hood roller furler system
• Fin keel
• Spade rudder
• Lots of spare maintenance and engine parts
• Lots of spare lines for docking
• Gerry cans for extra fuel

Ericson MK II
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