Light Displacement Plywood Sailboat
|Displacement||4,956 kg||10,930 lb|
|Sail Area||52.4 m^2||564 ft^2|
|Ballast||2,200 kg||4,850 lb|
The hull construction for this design is deliberately uncomplicated. Framing for the double diagonal plywood skins is longitudinal stringers supported by plywood bulkheads. The Alaskan cedar stringers are relatively heavy since they span over 6 feet and are on the "flat" rather than on edge. The cast lead fin keel is supported by laminated floors. System Three or WEST System epoxy is used as an adhesive and coating for all wood structural members. The structure has been engineered to meet the requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping's Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Racing Yachts.