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Able 42

built since 1989

Builder
Able Marine
Designer
C. W. (Chuck) Paine
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

LOA
42.00 ft12.80 m
LWL
32.67 ft9.96 m
Beam
12.67 ft3.86 m
Draft
5.17 ft1.58 m
Displacement
21,678 lb9,833 kg
Ballast
4,980 lb2,259 kg
Ballast Type
Lead

Rig and sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
801.00 ft274.42 m2
Total Sail Area
800.87 ft274.40 m2

Mainsail

Sail Area
352.81 ft232.78 m2
P
47.58 ft14.50 m
E
14.83 ft4.52 m
Mast Height
?

Foresail

Sail Area
448.06 ft241.63 m2
I
53.50 ft16.31 m
J
16.75 ft5.11 m
Est. Forestay Len.
56.06 ft17.09 m

Mizzen

PY
EY

Calculations

Sail Area/Displacement
16.55
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
22.97
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
277.54
heavy
Comfort Ratio
32.1
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening Formula
1.82
better suited for ocean passages

Auxilary Power

Make
Model
?
Type
?
HP
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Notes

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