Mailport May 2012 Issue

Mailport: May 2012

Cover Girl

I can’t tell you my surprise when I received my copy of Practical Sailor’s April issue and there was an Ericson Independence 31 on the cover. I did a double take thinking she looked nice and was a dead ringer for mine, and then I realized it was me and my boat! I wish someone had been standing there to film my face as I went through the recognition process, starting with the thought of how cool to have an Independence 31 on the cover, and then as I start checking out this boat, I realize it’s mine! I’m still chuckling over it.

She is an Independence 31 built in 1979 by Ericson and is a Bruce King design. The Cruising 31 had a different layout below and non-opening cat-eye style ports. I believe the first 25 hulls were Cruising 31s, and then the layout was changed with a few other details, and the Independence 31 was born. There were a total of 69 built by Ericson. I am the second owner of the boat, and she currently is berthed on the Severn River outside of Annapolis, Md.

David Auld

Emerald, Ericson Independence 31 Annapolis, Md.

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Posted by: MARK H | May 8, 2012 9:46 PM    Report this comment

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