Express 27

1982
Designer
Carl Schumacher
Builder
Alsberg Brothers Boatworks
Association
Express 27
# Built
116
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 3 / 8.3 m
Waterline Length
23 9 / 7.2 m
Beam
8 2 / 2.5 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m
Displacement
2,450 lbs / 1,111 kg
Ballast
1,100 lbs / 499 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
276 ft2 / 25.6 m2
Total Sail Area
276.4 ft2 / 25.7 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
148.2 ft2 / 13.8 m2
P
28 6 / 8.7 m
E
10 4 / 3.2 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
128.2 ft2 / 11.9 m2
I
28 6 / 8.7 m
J
8 11 / 2.7 m
Forestay Length
29 10 / 9.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.53 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
24.3
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
44.9
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
81.64
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
9.24
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.42
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Masthead Rig:
I: 32.50’ / 9.91m
J: 9.75’ / 2.97m
P: 28.50’ / 8.69m
E: 10.42’ / 3.18m


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