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505

1954

Dimensions

Length Overall
16.50 ft / 5.03 m
Waterline Length
15.00 ft / 4.57 m
Beam
6.18 ft / 1.88 m
Draft
0.50 ft / 0.15 m 4.67 ft / 1.42 m
Displacement
280 lb / 127 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
175.00 ft2 / 16.26 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.
?

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.19 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
65.42
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
37.04
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
2.46
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
3.78
better suited for coastal cruising

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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