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Able 42

1989
Designer
C. W. (Chuck) Paine
Builder
Able Marine
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
42.00 ft / 12.80 m
Waterline Length
32.67 ft / 9.96 m
Beam
12.67 ft / 3.86 m
Draft
5.17 ft / 1.58 m
Displacement
21,678 lb / 9,833 kg
Ballast
4,980 lb / 2,259 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
801.00 ft2 / 74.42 m2
Total Sail Area
800.87 ft2 / 74.40 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
352.81 ft2 / 32.78 m2
P
47.58 ft / 14.50 m
E
14.83 ft / 4.52 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
448.06 ft2 / 41.63 m2
I
53.50 ft / 16.31 m
J
16.75 ft / 5.11 m
Est. Forestay Len.
56.06 ft / 17.09 m

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Calculations

Hull Speed
7.66 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.48
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
22.97
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
277.54
heavy
Comfort Ratio
31.86
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.82
better suited for ocean passages

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