"The Reluctant" photo courtesy Ray Swords
The SC 22 was the most numerous of the South Coast boats with over 3,000 produced. Desiring to capitalize on the emerging trailerable cruising sailboat market, South Coast redesigned the Alberg SC 21, lengthening the boat, installing a bigger doghouse, and replacing the fin keel with a swing keel. The result was a fast, versatile and seaworthy trailerable pocket cruiser.
At one time there was an active one-design racing fleet, with an annual regatta held in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 22 was reasonably fast, a little tender, and a lot of fun to sail. It will keep up with a Catalina 22, but a comparably equipped boat will probably cost less money. SC 22s can be found around the country.
The 22s had a roomy cockpit. The layout on most boats featured a v-berth forward. Going aft on the starboard side there was a sink/counter/storage. Going aft on the port was a port-a-potty and a quarterberth which converted into a not-very-roomy table.
Dennis Dobosiewicz reports that the Chicago South Coast Club at one time numbered 80 members, and had an active racing season. The club sponsored the SC 22 nationals several years running.
Roger Kool, a South Coast dealer in Port Clinton, Ohio, is reported to have cruised the Bahamas in his SC 22.
South Coast 22 Original Purchase Brochure and Kit
Disp. 1800 lbs.
Ballast 550 lbs.
Draft (bd. Up/down) 13" / 5'
Dave Tait, "The Jolly Dodger"