Balboa and Ensenada revisited

Ensenada Sailboat

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

20' 0" 20' 4" 17' 6" 1' 9"/4' 0"* 27' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 28%

Designer: Builder:

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

Lyle Hess RK Industries 1977-1981? 194 sq. ft. portable 7 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 2,500 lbs.*

*Dimensions shown above and below are for the swing keel version. The RK20 was also offered with a fixed 820 lbs. iron keel, which has a 3' 3" draft and a displacement of 1,970 lbs.

RK Industries of Strasburg, VA, at one time associated with Coastal Recreation Inc. of Costa Mesa, CA, built the RK20, an updated version of the Ensenada 20 (see page 97). The hull for the Ensenada 20 was identical to the RK20, but the deck configurations were different. Also the RK20 was available with either a trunk cabin or a flush deck similar to the Ensenada 20, as shown on the small sailplan here. The RK20 fixed-keel version (see fin keel shown as dashed line in the profile drawing) would seem preferable, since it eliminates the mechanical problems some owners have experienced with the swing keel. Otherwise, the Best features and Worst features are pretty much the same as those as outlined in the write-ups for the Ensenada 20 (page 97) and the Balboa 20 (page 84).

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head-

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Ensenada 20

20' 0"

7' 1"

1' 0"

1,600

550

20.3

133

288

5.6

9.9

238

4

4' 2"

Balboa 20

20' 0"

7' 1"

1' 9"

1,700

450

20.4

142

276

5.6

10.5

252

4

4' 0"

RK20

20' 0"

7' 1"

1' 9"

1,700

550

21.8

142

264

5.6

10.5

222

4

3' 9"

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