Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
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What can you tell me about an anonymous boat by these specifications:
LOA (on deck): 26'8"
LWL (waterline): 20'5"
Displacement: 7000 lbs
Ballast: 2900 lbs
Sail area: 323 sq. ft.
I'm curious about what relatively unbiased opinions I'll get by not naming the boat in question.
My unbiased and relatively inexperienced opinion would be; Heavy for its size, too beamy for its size, underpowered for its weight.
I can only base this on a boat I had of simular LOA and LWL. Our Displacement was half, ballast was half, beam was 2 foot less, sail area was equal and draft was 1.7 foot more., it was a very quick boat and a blast to sail
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
1974 Ranger 33
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