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post #2 of Old 04-09-2004
HeartofGold
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the perfect 20'''' cruising boat?

James,

I own an Ensenada 20, and my biased opinion is that it may be the best 20'' boat (light cruiser) out there. It has a flush deck cabin, which provides 3 major advantages (for its size).
1) A tremendous cabin
2) A tremendous deck
3) A very dry cockpit.
It has a 550 lb swing keel, giving drawing less than 18 inches when up, but over 4'' when down. The mast has no spreaders and is accordingly very heavy built. She is beamy and comfortable to sail. Definately won''t win any races, but for the size, I doubt you well find a boat this size with more room above or below decks. It sleeps my family of 4 sungly, yet comfortably.

But as I said at the beginning, I have a very biased opinion.

Doug
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