SailNet Community - View Single Post - Dreadnought 32
Thread: Dreadnought 32
View Single Post
Old 01-23-2009
maru657 maru657 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
maru657 is on a distinguished road
OK, definitive answer. I drilled a thruhole hear the waterline for a sanitary overboard fitting. The hull is as advertised. Solid fibreglass laminate, about 1". According to factory information it is laminated in one piece by means of a transverse rolling mold. She's not as fast as some boats, too heavy. However I've seen 7 knots heeled over on a downwind in southern Calif, waters. I've replaced the engine with a kubota 28 horse. At 2000rpm she cruises at 5.2 knots and at 2300rpm, 6 knots. Mine is cutter rigged, single mast and sails well to windward. She was a little too tender, ie; the boiler punch ballest. However, one day with a jack-drill I pulled a lot of that out and replaced it with lead ballest. Simple fix.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook