Oh, I see; you are looking at the X 21 on the sail. Yes, that would suggest a length of 21' but I measured the boat again and it is almost exactly 20' from bow to stern. I can't see how you could get 21' unless you counted the projecting bow roller for the anchor line.The main and jib sails were made by Ratsey and Lapthorn in NY so that doesn't really help in terms of location. The main is pretty well worn. However, the jib is in much better shape. It doesn't look 30 years old and it has the same sailmaker's label as the main. There are battens all the way down the leech on the main. The jib appears to have been either repaired or upgraded with a steel cable inside the jib luff. The cable is heavy enough to use as a forestay. I'm quite certain the steel cable and thimble attachments were not made by Ratsey and Lapthorn. The main uses all leather whereas the rub areas on the jib use a heavy synthetic material. I might think this was for racing except there is no wear on the spinnaker bail.Yes, I keep wondering about its being a copy because 50 units wouldn't seem like enough to warrant a new design and creating brand new molds. But, if it is a copy then shouldn't the unit volume be high enough to make it more easily recognizable?Yes, I'll have a look at boatdesigns.net. And, thanks for everyone's help.
I have a South Coast Explorer 21.
I too thought out was made by south coast seacraft.
I believe that there is info available.
I have so me pics on south coast owners association.
Some things are simlar, but the windows are diferent, the interior is different.
The mast amd boom wete made from a company in FL, but they are out of biz.
Do you have an owners manual?
Im restoring it back to its original condition. Its getting there.
Looks like mine is #39 (E0039) manufactured 02/81. It is also a TSA.
Title list the length as 20' 6" but I have not measured it.
No books came with it which is how I found you folks. I was research the boat before purchasing.
I am attaching several photos. Some of these were photos as I found it in the salvage yard. Others are as we are cleaning and checking the rigging.