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How do you think this vessel sails offshore?
Norwegian-built, traditional Colin Archer design- wooden, gaff-rigged...
BEAM: 13.7 ft
DRAFT: 6.5 ft
DISPLACEMENT: 24 tons
BALLAST: 3.3 tons
SAIL AREA: Approx. 1200 sq ft
Sail area to displacement (SAD): 15
Displacement to length: 444
Length to beam: 2.9
Theoretical hull speed: 8.09 knots
Capsize ratio: 1.49
Ballast to displacement: 14%
I know she's going to be slowww in light airs, but when I look at the ballast to displacement ratio I wonder how this affects stability, as I've always thought a ratio of 35-40% represents excellent stability for offshore sailing.
Last edited by wfraser; 10-22-2006 at 11:50 PM.