Another entry in the swingkeel sweepstakes

21' 3" 21' 11" 19' 4" 1' 6"/5' 0" 28' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 39%

Seymour Paul W.D. Schock 1970-1977 189 sq. ft. portable portable

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

21' 3" 21' 11" 19' 4" 1' 6"/5' 0" 28' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 39%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Seymour Paul W.D. Schock 1970-1977 189 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 2,100 lbs.

As were her comps, the Santana 21 was conceived as a lightweight racer-cruiser, with the emphasis on racing. In fact, with a D/L ratio of 86, she is technically classified as an ultralight. Her major distinction is her unique 550-pound hinged cast-iron keel, mounted in a one-foot-deep fixed stub keel. The swinging part reaches five feet below the waterline in the down position, providing considerable righting moment. The swing-keel trunk has a massive cast-iron hinge weighing approximately 100 pounds, which is said in the builder's literature to give the swinging part "superior lateral support and protects it during beaching manuevers." Best features: She looks fast to us, and we'd give odds she'd beat both her comps in a no-handicap race, even considering the U.S. 21's considerably lower PHRF rating. Worst features: The rudder is detachable but not hinged, limiting navigation to waters deeper than three feet (or slightly less in absolutely calm protected water) despite the announced eighteen inch minimum draft. The depth of the keel is controlled by a winch mounted down below, just forward of the mast (see inboard profile), not easy to get to in an emergency. With 3' 10" headroom, cruising of any significant duration would best be done by shorter than average sailors or those with flexible backs.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

U.S. 21/Triton 21

21' 3"

8' 0"

1' 4" 1,400

200

28.6

107

201

5.7

7.1

299

4

4' 0"

Santana 21

21' 3"

7' 6"

1' 6" 1,400

550

24.2

86

267

5.9

7.4

238

4

3' 10"

Newport 212 (21)

21' 2"

7' 8"

0' 10" 1,500

400

21.6

98

267

5.8

7.6

318

4

4' 2"

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