|LOA (excl. bowsprit)||7.020 m||23.03 ft|
|LWL||5.800 m||19.03 ft|
|Beam||2.318 m||7.60 ft|
|Draught, board up||0.600 m||1.97 ft|
|Draught, board down||1.320 m||4.33 ft|
|Displacement on dwl||1.730 t||1.70 tons|
|Ballast||0.718 t||0.70 tons|
|Main area||17.672 sq m||190.22 sq ft|
|100% foretriangle||8.634 sq m||93.94 sq ft|
|Staysail||3.783 sq m||40.72 sq ft|
|Jib||5.429 sq m||58.44 sq ft|
|Headroom||1.490 m||4' 11"|
|Engine||6 - 9 kw||8 - 12 bhp|
|EU Category B - Offshore|
The deck plan is logical and uncluttered, with controls mostly led back to the cockpit. The cockpit itself is quite spacious, with full-length comfortable seating. The self-draining cockpit well is of modest size as befits a small sea-going yacht. The large lazarette is accessed by a watertight hatch in the cockpit aft seat; and there is another watertight hatch in the bridgedeck to give additional access to the engine.
It really is important to keep the interior of the boat dry in heavy weather. The main hatch and companionway are of seagoing watertight construction with the hatch itself sliding into a hatch-box so that any green water landing on the coachroof top can't force its way below. As with many of our designs we use integrated external coachroof runners to provide additional strength to the coachroof as well as forming the hatch-box sides and the external double coaming for the hatch itself.
The underwater body has a fairly traditional long, shallow draught, straight keel, incorporationg the iron ballast keel and timber deadwoods, arranged to give an efficient hydrodynamic profile. The lightly ballasted wood/epoxy centreboard gives additional lift for improved upwind performance. The centreboard uphaul and downhaul ropes exit into the cockpit through the aft face of the bridgedeck.
The inboard diesel drives a three-bladed propeller to give excellent performance under power. A two-bladed propeller or a folding propeller could of course be fitted if required. The engine sits neatly under the bridgedeck and is easily accessible for servicing.
She has a cutter headed sliding gunter rig – an efficient rig that is easy to set and a joy to sail. This, together with the tabernacle stepped mast makes raising and lowering the mast and setting up the rigging ready to sail very straightforward and quick. The high-peaked gunter mainsail also catches the lighter airs in inland waterways and estuaries.
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