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505

9100 built since 1954

Dimensions

LOA
16.50 ft5.03 m
LWL
15.00 ft4.57 m
Beam
6.18 ft1.88 m
Draft
4.67 ft1.42 m
Displacement
280 lb127 kg
Ballast
Ballast Type
?

Rig and sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
175.00 ft216.26 m2
Total Sail Area

Mainsail

Sail Area
P
E
Mast Height
?

Foresail

Sail Area
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.

Mizzen

PY
EY

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Calculations

Sail Area/Displacement
65.49
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
37.04
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
2.47
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening Formula
3.78
better suited for coastal cruising

Auxilary Power

Make
Model
?
Type
?
HP
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Notes

Developed from the CORONET, the 505 soon became an international gold standard for high performance dinghys.
The class rules have allowed experimentation in both rigging and construction techniques so that, as can be seen, many well known builders have, at one time or another, been involved in the building of 505s.
The list of present and former builders shown is far from complete. The latest Information about current builders etc. can be found on the excellent class web site.

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