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  1. trucker22233

    trucker22233

    Joined Jul 4, 2011
    4 posts, 1 likes
    South Coast 22'
    US indianapolis
    A few years back I made my 1st post here about my SC. I started looking around on other forums and across the web for info. Long story short was told that this boat was no good at all for sailing in the gulf. Maybe it was how I asked or how I searched I don't know. So it has been sitting in my driveway all these years, not wanting to spend any money on a boat that wasn't right for what I wanted to do. And that was, and is play around the Keys and maybe cross the GS on a good day to the Bimini Islands or Grand Bahamas.
    Now that I am close to retiring it is time to get some things done. So I am on the lookout searching for boats. Wouldn't you know It's sitting in my drive! I have wasted time thinking this was not what I wanted something to sail out with for a few days maybe even a week. Fish snorkel play around and anchor over a night or even a few nights then go home. No fees for a marina to keep it in unless it is on an outing and planned for. Now I am starting to work on this boat again. I have found sails and a boom, I need the end of the boom that holds it to the mast. I will be making a rudder in the next cpl of weeks. It looks like this sailboat is very close to the C22. I see a slide in galley For the C22 and wonder if it will fit into this SC. I plan to lay this boat out the way I want it and make it something to be proud of. So if anyone has stuff that I can use please contact me. Stands will be high on my list as I really need to get it off the trailer. The swing keel has to be overhauled I'm sure. winch is rusted up And I don't trust the cable plus I have read that the pivot pins are prime for leaks. Where can I find seals, or is there a work around? Thanks I could go on and on but I had better stop here. :)
     


  2. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,053 posts, 490 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    What is an SC?
     


  3. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    3,667 posts, 264 likes
    Hunter 26, Hobie 16 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    The part that holds the boom to the mast is called a gooseneck. If you post pictures of your boom someone on here will recognize the maker and point you in the right direction.

    For the swing keel you need to put a rubber washer between metal washer and the keel trunk and tighten it down. You can buy rubber washers of various sizes from MacMaster Carr

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#rubber-washers/=16dwon0

    or you can make one by making a masking tape dam around the washer and filling in the dam with goop. Let the goop dry and peel off the tape. I've done that.. (see pics).

    gasket.jpg gasket2.jpg gasket3.jpg
     


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  4. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    3,667 posts, 264 likes
    Hunter 26, Hobie 16 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    South Coast
     


  5. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    4,815 posts, 157 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    First boat purchased was a South Coast 22 many years ago. It was a good trailerable sailboat but I believe the above post for the keel attachment may be correct. Rubber washers are highly suggested or like material as pointed out, not bubble gum that I use to see on some boats brought in for repairs when I was a dealer. It was a little good coastal boat as well. The company I remember was on the coast I think in Lousiana or Mississippi or somewhere along there but hurricane I believe destroyed that mfg. facility.

    As for the boom and mast, look at Dwyer Mast. I think they supplied the mast and boom but not sure. Boy it has been a long time ago.
     


  6. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    6,841 posts, 180 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    South coast was made in Shreveport, way back when.. There were several around the marina years back.. Folks used to take them out to the Miss. Gulf Islands for overnights.. it was designed by Carl ALberg and is similar to many of the trailer sailers of the time, like the Catalina, San Juan, Venture/MacGregor ..
    These guys may be able to help with the gooseneck: http://rigrite.com/Spars/SparParts/Gooseneck_toggles.html

    EDIT: May have an "alternate fact" here.. I know that Alberg designed ther fixed keel SC 22 but don't know if he was involved in the swing keel one.. The hull shape looks the same, so I suspect they did have him involved in the "conversion" but I am not sure.
     


    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017 at 9:05 AM
  7. solosailier

    solosailier

    Joined Oct 1, 2009
    16 posts, 1 likes
    American Sail 18 American Sail 18
    US Everywhere
    SmallCraftAdvisor did an article on the SC's a couple of years ago. They reviewed several owner's and had a lot of comments on the boat. It was a favorite racer wherever it was. Some had been gutted and redone exclusively as racing sailboats.
     


  8. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    4,815 posts, 157 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    Kloudie1
    By chance do you remember whom the mast mfg. was. I know that Catalina and MacGregor extruded their own masts or someone local to them. However, what mfg. extruded the mast for the South Coast 22 if you know whom?
     


  9. trucker22233

    trucker22233

    Joined Jul 4, 2011
    4 posts, 1 likes
    South Coast 22'
    US indianapolis
    I moved the boat this weekend, turns out the keel moves OK. But I am pretty sure that it may leak. I was reading that this is an issue with these. Plus I can't find the main sail for it. For now I will work on the rudder. I think I have found a place to buy the pins to attach it to the boat looks like I 'm good there. I will post a photo of my boom soon. I may have found the end for it in Green Bay at a parts yard there. The wiring on this boat is shot, and I don't know if I can save the panel. So once the rudder is done that will be my next thing on the to do list. Not having been in it for awhile it is smaller than I remember.

    Another thing that is really bothering me is a good safe way to tie it to the trailer. I put good heavy straps over the bow and stern but there must be a better way for this. It pinches on the rubber edge. I can see real problems if I keep this up. At this point I think that rubber may need to be remove and the deck resealed to the hull. The boat was about half way filled with water when I got to it Friday afternoon. It is leaking in from somewhere. The inside needs scrapped and painted anyway.

    Gezz will I ever really get to put this in the water? Oh well when I do it will be dependable and safe to sail. Photos to come.
     


  10. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    4,815 posts, 157 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    photos of the boat on the trailer. Not knowing what you have and without pictures, everyone can comment but I prefer to see what we are dealing with so positive feedback can be given.
     



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