Yep Elan 210 has one.
I'm still very baffled by his comment that it was not engineered for regular trailering? You walk the mast back pin the base tip it up Capri 22 is the same, ditto for the U20. You lower the vertical lifting keel ditto for the U20, BTW no swing keel crap to maintain on a vertical lifting keel. Pin the rudders on and your done. How exactly is the Capri easier? I've helped launch Capri 22's several of them and you couldn't get so far from the truth regarding which boats are easier to rig and splash the Capri 22 was designed 35yrs ago and NO its not easier its actually a major pain in the ass to splash compared to the vertical lift keel trailered boats.
So I'm really curious why he thinks the Capri 22 is so much easier to trailer and launch? Maybe he found some magical method none of us have ever seen?
...are you kidding?
Watch the 210 video...
Before you even step the mast, you need to install the spreaders...
You then attach the upper shrouds, set the cap distance and pin them to the spreader tips...
Then you also need to thread the lower shrouds through spreader root...
All this necessitates tuning the shrouds at the deck fitting EVERY time you rig it... no back-stay.
...I'm sure some modifications could elliminate some of this, but why didn't they think about that at the design table?
The below-deck forestay fitting is very clean, but again would require some mod's for the above mentioned rigging issues.
You'll notice in the video they elect to show the keel lowering / raising without the mast / boom installed...
Because they've got that Soviet-Bloc style contraption required to winch the keel?!?!
Then you get to wrench down six bolts to hold the keel in place... whatever.
That outboard stash under the cockpit sole is a pretty complicated looking bit of kit!
etc. etc. etc...
My point is that this boat has every bit of "racing" kit that a non-trailerable racing yacht has.
...and that simply makes it impractical for regular trailering. IMHO
And believe it or not, some of us think that's an important design criteria!
(so back to the original post...the 275 might be a suitably simple trailerable) ..."might" being the operative word.
As far as the Capri 22 "time-to-splash" is concerned... yes, I have developed a very efficient work sequence!
From the time I pull into the parking lot to when I am in the water ready to push off is about 50 minutes.
About 40 minutes when I have my beautiful lady friend helping! (who was a big time racer in college)
Mostly because this little yacht is dirt simple!! ...and simple is good!!
The only rigging adjustment I have to do every launch is the back-stay...
...it needs to be loose in order to pin the roller furler.
Yes, I do wish the Capri 22 had a little chain locker... that would be sweet!!
...my milk-crate set-up is a little hokey, but I don't take it every time I sail.
It depends where I'm going and what the sail plan is.
Every sailboat -as with any engineering project, is a state of compromise for the end results.
And while I'm certain the 210 would be an absolute blast to sail... the complexity of it's set-up kills it for me.
There are lot's of good boats out there... I have one of them!!
Last weekend on the San Francisco bay, making our way west from downtown to Angel Island for lunch and a hike and some time "below deck"