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Re: Rj 85
From the specs:
LOA: 28.05' / 8.55m LWL: 21.98' / 6.70m
Beam: 6.73' / 2.05m Listed SA: 222 ft2 / 20.62 m2
Draft 4.13' / 1.26m
Displ: 4740 lbs./ 2150 kgs. Ballast: 2778 lbs. / 1260 kgs.
SA/D 12.62 B/D: 58.60% D/L: 199.27
A very narrow boat so probably little space below, with a B/D of nearly 60% very stiff, the the SA/D of 12.62 does not indicate much sailpower.
There was a Scandinavian line of larger boats in the '80s that were of similar proportions, a Canadian John Hughes took one around the world in the '87 BOC - "Joseph Young" a 42 footer with very narrow beam - there was also one in BC some years back (I've forgotten the brand/model).
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 09-24-2017 at 11:16 AM.