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Old 03-13-2008
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I love these old boat bashes. Here are some numbers from my CCA hull.

LOA 35.0 LWL 26.6 Beam 10.0 Displacement 14,500 Sail Area 675
Derived quantities. (Click on each box for an explanation in the box below.)
Displacement to LWL 344 Hull Speed 6.91 Sail Area to Displacement 18.16
LWL to Beam 2.66 Motion Comfort 35.56 Capsize Ratio 1.64
Sailing Category Racer/Cruiser Pounds/Inch 950

Seeing as how I actively and CURRENTLY sail this design in all kinds of weather, I think that qualifies me to comment that this particular design is great in the slop and actually more comfortable in heavy weather than newer boats I have sailed. The only complaint I have is the increased tendency to yaw in a quartering sea, due to the placement of the rudder on the back of the full keel.

Ok, here's a comparison between a Catalina 380 (a newer boat I happen to like) and my boat.

LOA Catalina 380 38.66 Knutson 35 38.4 (incl. bowsprit)
LWL Catalina 380 32.45 Knutson 35 26.6
Beam Catalina 380 12.33 Knutson 35 10
Disp. Catalina 380 19500 Knutson 35 14000
Sail Area Catalina 380 725 Knutson 35 675
Capsize Ratio Catalina 380 1.83 Knutson 35 1.66
Hull Speed Catalina 380 7.63 Knutson 35 6.91
Sail Area to Disp. Catalina 380 16.01 Knutson 35 18.16
Disp. to LWL Catalina 380 255 Knutson 35 344
LWL to Beam Catalina 380 2.63 Knutson 35 2.66
Motion Comfort Catalina 380 30.69 Knutson 35 35.56
Pounds/Inch Catalina 380 1430 Knutson 35 893

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