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Southcoast 22
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Description: Southcoast 22
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Mon October 14, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This light boat was built to a pricepoint, and the point was low. It makes a great first boat. Hardware needs to be upgraded. It needs to be looked after quite a bit. The best point of sail is a reach--it is a dog downwind. We are very
happy with ours overall.
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Review Date: Fri January 17, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is a low end trailerable but provides lots of fun for your investment. Strengths; Weighs approx. 2300 lbs with trailer. Sleeps 4 in cozy comfort but 2 is better. Easy to launch and retrieve. Mast stepping is tricky but possible when you're solo. Weaknesses; leaky keel pivot bolt, no interior liner, no winches. Comments; My particular boat was a near basket case when I found her and that's why I enjoy her so much (lots of blood, sweat and tears). I would like to hear from other Southcoast owners about their experiences.








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Review Date: Mon February 10, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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SC22 is a lightweight trailer sailer (1850lbs disp with 505lbs swing keel). She sleeps four possibly but actually two comfortably. She makes a wonderful first boat after smaller centerboard boats because she is easy to sail and generally can be found at a low price. I use mine primarily as a daysailer with my wife, daughter or just a friend or two. Interior is rather bare-bones, but it can be fun to customize. It does usually come with fold down dinette table. Sails well on a reach but not so well downwind. For an inexpensive first boat for a couple or young family she is a good buy in my opinion.
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Review Date: Tue April 8, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The boat is very close to what I wanted in a sailboat of this size. It's easy to trailer, rig and launch. After arriving at the ramp, my son (14) and I can be underway in about 20 minutes. The boat is great for a daysailing with 4-5 people or an overnighter with 2-3. As far as equipment goes, the boat leans toward the "basic" side, but most used 22's are priced so that, even if you're on a tight budget (like me),there is plenty of room to make your own improvements, additions, etc.





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Review Date: Sun August 31, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is a 22' C/B Sloop that was designed for the economy minded weekender/day-sailor. I have owned mine for the last 2 seasons and am very happy with the return on our investment. I can sail in light airs when many of our berthmates are stuck with motoring or setting in the berth. We can also get out when the winds are rather brisk. The heaviest airs yet were over 25 knots. Wasn't planning on it but we made it ok and the boat handled suprisingly well for such a light displacement boat.
This is a great boat for the new or not so new sailor that wants a boat for all seasons at a small price.
I still have it and would recommend it to others that wanted a small, economical, easy to sail and maintain boat.
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Review Date: Tue February 24, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The 22 is reasonably fast, and a lot of fun to sail. It will keep up with a Catalina 22
It has a roomy cockpit. The layout features a v-berth forward. Going aft on the starboard side there is a sink/counter/storage. Going aft on the port is a port-a-potty and a quarterberth which converts into a table.

LOA 22'
Beam 7'
Disp. 1800 lbs.
Ballast 550 lbs.
Draft (bd. Up/down) 13" / 5'
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Review Date: Fri November 20, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Swing Keel, with trailer. Easy to handle, great day sailor. Would like to hear from other owners (ideas, experiences etc.)
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Review Date: Mon February 15, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is one of the worlds best small day sailers. Well designed and rugged, she has beautiful lines and sits so well in the water. The cabin is roomy and comfortable, with small kitchinette and head, you can enjoy many a week end
aboard her. The helm is a little quick, but can be mastered in just a short time. She sails close in the wind but stalls if you are not right with her when you tack.
Most of them are a yellow color, so pretty in full sail. This is an affordable sail boat to those budget minded sailors like myself. No slip fees and you bring her home with you. She is easy to launch and recover but you need a crew or helper so as not to damage her. I am very satisfied with mine and would recomend this as the best little day sailer ever built. Completly restored she is quite an eye catcher. Although built in the 60's and 70's they have that timeless look of beauty seldome found in a thirty year old boat.
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Review Date: Wed May 5, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Swing keel, trailerable. Eclipse has on port side after vberth, porta pottie, and berth. Starboard has sink,and
berth. Table is located on top of keel trunk and folds up
when in use. Sails great in close haul and reach. Is a
great first boat. Will take the abuse of someone new to
sailing who is on a learning curve like myself.
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Review Date: Fri January 7, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A classic looking sloop that gets many compliments, she sits pretty in the water. Fun to sail, easy to handle, however, on the tender side. "It is what it is", a fun, affordable, weekender / trailor sailor. Easy in, Easy out. I leave my moored for the summer season. I have had as much fun restoring her, as I have had sailing her. Would recommend to any one who wants a boat that fits the above criteria. Minimal maintenance requirements. We have truly enjoyed ours. And last, a great group of owners who you can contact by acessing the Southcoast Owners Website.
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Registered: May 2012
Location: Oklahoma
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Review Date: Fri June 1, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $500.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Easy to haul for a weekend trip to diffrent lakes
Cons: Leaking keel pin

Our Southcoast Seacraft came to us with a large hole in the bottom. We repaired her and named her Minnow.We have sailed her for the last 4 years and had numerous adventures at nearby lakes. She sails very well in wind up to 15 knots since we added reef points to her main sail. We have added a topping lift and a boom vang. Over 15 knots we use a storm jib with the reef sail and manage quite well. She turns 40 next year and aside from an annoying seeping keel pin have been quite happy with her.hat The cabin is somewhat small but the cockpit is larger than most other 22 foot boats.
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