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Erison Independence 31, 1979, Lake Mead, Nevada, $26,500, price reduced 3/5/10 to $15,000, SOLD 6/6/10

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1979 Erison Independence 31

  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Builder/Designer
  • Builder: Ericson
  • Designer: Bruce King


  • LOA: 36'
  • LOD: 31'
  • LWL: 24'
  • Beam: 10'5"
  • Displacement: 11,500
  • Draft: 4'11"
  • Bridge Clearance: 40'
  • Ballast: 4,500


  • Engine(s): 1 = Yanmar
  • Engine(s) HP: 15
  • Engine Model: 2QMF15
  • Cruising Speed: 7 kt.
  • Max Speed: 9 kt.


  • Fuel: 25
  • Water: 25 gal
  • Holding: 18 gal.


    Full oiled teak interior with teak and holly sole, teak hull ceilings in the main cabin. Six opening ports and 2 large hatches provide an abundance of natural light and ventilation. Artificial light is also excellent with reading lights at each berth/settee and overhead dome lamps w/ Red night vision lamps as well.

    Starting forward there is a full double V-berth under which there are two drawers and bin stowage. Outboard to port there is a dressing seat with stowage under and two lockers and a shelf above. Just aft is a good sized hanging locker. Access to the chain locker is in the fwd bulkhead. Next aft to starboard is the head featuring manual W.C. plumbed via Y-valve to a holding tank, vanity with stainless steel sink with fresh water and good stowage.

    The main cabin is next aft with settees port and starboard. There is storage behind the seat backs and in bins below the settees and in shelves above. A drop leaf table stows against the forward bulkhead starboard side. Continuing aft and to port is the impressive U-shaped galley with gimballed 2 burner stove. stainless steel sink with fresh water and manual foot pumps, and 5 cu. ft well insulated icebox with shelf. There is a good amount of counter space and excellent stowage in 5 drawers and a number of lockers and bin stowage. Opposite the galley is the Nav station with large chart table with chart storage outboard of which is a locker with shelves, there is additional stowage below and there is a wet locker just inboard of the companionway ladder.

    Sails & Rigging

  • Deck stepped aluminum spar with 1X19 stainless steel wire rigging.
  • Mainsail mid 90s 2 reef pts. good
  • Roller furl Yankee Good condition
  • Staysail good condition
  • 2 each Barlow #23 self tailing primaries in Cockpit.
  • 3 each Barlow #15 halyard winches on Main Mast.
  • All lines brought to cockpit for Single handed sailing.


  • Wired for both 12 Volt and 110 Volt service
  • 12 Volt system
  • 2 Group 27 plate lead acid batteries
  • 40 amp Marine alternator
  • Switch panel with fuses & Breakers
  • 2 Battery selector switches one master, one slave
  • Voltage indicator
  • 110 volt
  • 30 amp shore power connection
  • 50' 30 amp shore power cord
  • 4 outlets


  • Nav. Station
  • Standard Horizon VHF ... at chart table.
  • New VHF Vertically Polarized Antenna, on mast Head.
  • New Davis, Wind direction Fly.. on mast Head
  • Intl Marine Combi speed & depth (unit is inop ! )
  • Cockpit Engine controls
  • Compass
  • Edson Wheel
  • Teak Cockpit Fold out table.


  • Fresh water cooled Yanmar turns fixed 3 blade propellor.
  • 2 inline fuel filters. one Racor, and one on Engine.

    Hull & Deck

  • Solid fiberglass hull with white gel coat finish in good condition and molded in plank lines, Hunter Green Sides and attractive highlighted cove stripe of gold and dark green. non skid fiberglass decks white. The decks are partially cored with end grain balsa and with plywood in high stress areas. Deck trim is finished teak . Stainless steel bow and stern rails and stanchions with double lifelines and gates. Teak Bow Sprit provides an anchoring platform as well as extending the fore triangle area for improved sailing performance.


  • all new through hulls 01 and new engine mounts in 07....
  • Magma, Newport Propane Grill.. and Cover.
  • 25 lb CQR with chain & 120' rode
  • 18 lb Danforth with 120' rode
  • 6 PFDs
  • Horn
  • Safety harness

    These salty vessels with their Cutter Rig's and Swept Bow lines, have a more modern Hull providing a surprisingly Robust and pleasurable sailing experience.

    The Boat is sold. Thanks for all your Help. Take care. Terry.

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