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Able 20

1972
Designer
W. R. Loughlin
Builder
Loughlin Boat Works. (USA)
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG
Associations
Mystic Seaport Museum

Dimensions

Length Overall
20 0 / 6.1 m
Waterline Length
16 0 / 4.9 m
Beam
7 3 / 2.2 m
Draft
2 5 / 0.7 m
Displacement
2,500 lbs / 1,134 kg
Ballast
1,000 lbs / 454 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
202 ft2 / 18.8 m2
Total Sail Area
182.8 ft2 / 17 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
86.8 ft2 / 8.1 m2
P
20 4 / 6.2 m
E
8 5 / 2.6 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
96 ft2 / 8.9 m2
I
24 0 / 7.3 m
J
8 0 / 2.4 m
Est. Forestay Len.
25 3 / 7.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
10 gal / 38 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.36 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.55
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
40.0
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
272.48
moderate
Comfort Ratio
15.72
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.16
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

BUILDERS:

Loughlin Boat Works
Miami, FL (USA)

Able Shipwrights Inc.,
6 North Main Street
East Hampton, CT 06424

Able Marine
Southwest Harbor, ME

Later versions were said to have a taller rig and more ballast.
A Facebook article has appeared (2011).
An alternate name was ABLE SHIPRIGHT 20.

An original brochure and possibly other information is said to exist at the Mystic Seaport Museum.
How many were built is unknown (to us).


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