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Balboa 22, 1979, Ames, Iowa, $1,200, SOLD 3/19/13

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Balboa 22, 1979, Ames, Iowa

Balboa 22 sailboat built in 1979 by Coastal Recreation Corporation. This is a very well-made boat. (CRC built the Aquarius featured in Royce's Manual of Sailing.)

  • The hull, deck, and spars are in excellent condition.
  • The boat has a swing keel that allows it to sit low on the trailer.
  • The fiberglas is thicker than a MacGregor and the mast and boom are of heavier aluminum.
  • The deck is solid under foot unlike cheaper boats.
  • The mainsail, jib, and sheets are original but still serviceable.
  • The standing rigging is heavy stainless and in beautiful shape.
  • The boat has stainless bow and stern pulpits and stainless lifeline stanchions - all solid and in nice shape.
  • We bought it in 2007, and sailed it at Big Creek and Saylorville.

    Here is how the boat looked when we bought it.

    I added a spare tire and temporary halyards to sail it. I also rigged a system of blocks and lines so that the mast could be stepped (raised) single-handed. The boat handles well on the water, points well into the wind and trailers well. The boat comes with a 4.5-hp Mercury long-shaft 2-stroke outboard with very low hours. The boat has a full set of cushions for the cabin. The upholstery is useable, but showing its age. There is also a slide-out galley and porta-pot head. The boat is sitting on a Vanson single-axle trailer with bearing buddies. I added a wooden keel guide to help center the keel when pulling the boat onto the trailer.

    I intended to restore this boat, but life got in the way, and it has been sitting in my back yard for the past five years now. I have kept it protected with good quality tarps, but it will need a good scrub down and the gelcoat will want to be polished.

  • While the boat can be sailed as is, with a modest investment and a good bit of work, it could be restored to pristine condition. "Must-have" items are proper halyards, and new trailer tires.
  • I purchased new fabric to re-cover the cushions and a piece of heavy smoked plexiglas to fabricate a new forward hatch which is broken and currently taped over to keep the interior sealed.
  • Those repair materials will go with the boat.
  • The cabin windows are crazed and leak, so before the boat could be put on a slip, those would need to be sealed.
  • I purchased clear plexiglas to replace the windows and that too, will go with the boat.
  • The trailer tires are pretty old and should be replaced.
  • For a local purchaser, I may consider delivering the boat to on the current tires if it is not too far away.

    I took the images below this fall (October 2012) when I replaced the tarp for winter.


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    Balboa 22, 1979, Ames, Iowa sailboat

    Balboa 22, 1979, Ames, Iowa sailboat

    Balboa 22, 1979, Ames, Iowa sailboat

    Balboa 22, 1979, Ames, Iowa sailboat

    Balboa 22, 1979, Ames, Iowa sailboat

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