Balboa 20 Sail Data

# X-SD-6214

Sailboat Description

The Balboa 20 is a trailerable sailboat for lakes, rivers or ocean sailing and will easily tow to anywhere you would like to sail. With a 450 lb retractable keel she is very stable and self-righting. The cockpit is self-bailing and the winch for the centerboard is within easy reach of the helmsman. The Balboa 20 has a four berth cabin and sit-up room for the tallest person. Can handle up to a 10 horsepower outboard but 5 is sufficient.

LOA 20'
LWL 17'6"
Beam 7'1"
Draft 1'9" up and 4' down
Displacement 1700 lb
Ballast 450 lb
Sail Area 174 square feet

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Boat Specifications

Length20 ft
Builder/DesignerLyle C. Hess
Source of DataDesigner/Builder Sailplan

Rig Dimensions

I
20.708ft
(6311mm)
J
8.79ft
(2679mm)
P
21ft
(6400mm)
E
8.67ft
(2642mm)
I2/P2
n/a
J2/E2
n/a

Sail Data

Asymmetrical

Luff22.5ft
Foot14.75ft
Leech20.75ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsAsymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker 249 SF

Drifter

Luff20.75ft
Foot15.25ft
Leech18.58ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments150% Drifter , 137 SF

Genoa

Luff20.75ft
Foot14.75ft
Leech20ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments#1 Genoa from Blueprint, 153% LP, 140 SF

Jibsail

Luff20ft
Foot9.67ft
Leech17.33ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsWorking Jib from Blueprint, 95% LP, area 84 SF

Mainsail

Luff21ft
Foot8.67ft
Leech22.14ft
Head0.33ft
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsTack pin 3.5" aft of mast, 1/2" groove in mast and boom

Spinnaker

Luffn/a
Foot15.83ft
Leechn/a
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stay21.42ft
CommentsSymmetrical Spinnaker 288 SF

Stormjib

Luff13.5ft
Foot7ft
Leech9.5ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsStorm Jib 27 SF

*A computer algorithm was used to determine this figure based on partial data (usually the I, J, E, and P). These data points should be carefully checked. More Details >

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All dimensions are intended to be maximum and smaller sails are not wrong.

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