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Length Overall                  20 ft.
Length at Waterline           17ft. 6 in.
Beam                                7.08 ft.
Draft, Keel Up                   1.58 ft.
Draft, Keel Down               4.42 ft.
Displacement                    1450 lbs.
Ballast                               450 lbs.
Lyle C. Hess
Source: Sailboat Data
Links to more photos:
Sailing Texas Photo Gallery
Links to How to Fix articles:
Anungoday -
Removal and Installation of the 550
pound swing keel
Reinforcing the Ensenada 20 Motor
Attaching an electric motor to rudder
Making flares and extinguisher
Custom LED cabin lighting
Winter Storage

Links to How to Fix videos:
UKHalsey - How to Center your Rig
Youtube - One person mast raising
Links to
Arthur Marine / Coastal Recreation, Inc.

User Groups:
Owners List (old list, but has email addresses)
Class Association:

Informational articles:
Sailboat Owners - What is a Balboa 20 Good for?
Thoughts on a Balboa 20 sailboat
Balboa 20 Mainsail Rigging
Beluga Balboa 20
Frequently Asked Questions
Unoffical Ensenada 20 site
iBoats - Ensenada 20 outboard motor? -
New crush -- Ensenada 20
Reviews: - Ensenada 20 Boat Review - 3 reviews
Small Craft Advisor - Ensenada 20
SailNet Reviews - Balboa 20
How to sail articles:

How to sail videos:

Sixty Years Behind the Mast, written
by Gordon K. Douglass - Designer and
Builder of the Flying Scot. This is a
fascinating autobiography
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Balboa 20 photo requested. I am only am to use photos
for which contributor owns the copyright.
Ensenada 20 Brochure (1974)
The Balboa 20 is said to be very similar to the Enseñada 20.
See the link below.