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South Coast 23
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Description: South Coast 23
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Review Date: Wed June 25, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I am a new owner of a 1969 South Coast 23. I am looking for additional information regarding the history of this Alberg design sloop. If anyone could help it would be appreciated.
Please e-mail me at: robert.kowalik@tradepress.com
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Review Date: Thu July 10, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is a classic full-keel sloop designed by Carl Alberg, known for his stable, strong, seakindly designs. Draws 2'10". All lines led to cockpit. There are 2 models: a 2-berth, large cockpit or 4-berth small cockpit (which I have.) Installed head, sink.

Very stable, 3750 lbs. with 40% of weight in keel. LWL about 17'.

Check attachment of deck to hull. Cabin is too small for extended cruising, OK for 1-2 nights.

Great boat, easy to single-hand (I added a $20 Tiller-Tamer). Very stable, good feel. OB sets in motor well, interfering with cockpit, but making it easy to get to motor.
NOTE: Check this site for Southcoast (one word) for more reviews and info.
Also, I have posted a copy of original sales brochure and photos at www.dcsail.com/southcst.









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Review Date: Mon October 26, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This has been an excellent "first boat" This boat is very forgiving for the "newbies", but is exciting and nostalgic for the experienced sailor. This boat also had the outboard motor located in a cockpit well. We removed it, made an additional storage area, mounted motor on stern, what a difference in comfort.
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Review Date: Tue January 12, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I am a first time boat owner. I have been extremely happy with the performance of my new boat. The first day, we motored her across Mobile Bay, it was cold and rough. I was nervous at first, then, as she was able to handle larger and larger waves and wakes from large barges and tugs I soon realized I had made a sound investment. I will be restoring her this winter and plan a great spring and summer. Her previous owners were three time Southcoast owners and said they would do it all again. They even went to Shreveport, LA to see the factory (when it was open).
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Review Date: Thu April 1, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is my second SC23, 4 berth version. The first was No. 147, purchased as a partial kit boat in 1965, and sailed often out of New Orleans until sold in 1988. As I was "between boats", I began searching for another SC23 and in 1993 I came upon, Hull No. 1, the prototype. I have completely restored her, with all original WC bronze hardware, winches, teak rails, etc. She is beautiful and really draws attention to herself, especially when we're flying the original batten-less main, which has that "weathered look". I'll be glad to share with others my knowledge of this fine little cruiser, and what I have learned about the company and how the design changed over the years.







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Registered: August 2003
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Review Date: Sun September 26, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Have had it one year. Doing a slow refit, learning to sail. Its a "wet" boat, though very stable and sails beautifully. Operation with the engine, however, under low speeds is another matter. The full keel makes her very difficult to maneuver at slow speeds. Have done many projects. Contact me if you have questions. eliseshopping@yahoo.com
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Review Date: Fri May 5, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: a classic beauty that's not afraid of any weather thrown at her
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South Coast 23s are getting up there in years and may need some TLC but well worth the effort. The reward is in the "sailing". Once you sail this Alberg designed beauty, she will stay gently on your mind.
I replaced toerails and rebuilt (with metal plates sandwiched in) mast support beam
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