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Bristol Channel Cutter

1975
Designer
Lyle C. Hess
Builder
Cape George Marine Works
Sam L. Morse Co.
Hull Type
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Construction
FG
Associations
Sam L. Morse (boats built by)
Bristol Channel Cutter

Dimensions

Length Overall
28.08 ft / 8.56 m
Waterline Length
26.25 ft / 8.00 m
Beam
10.08 ft / 3.07 m
Draft
4.83 ft / 1.47 m
Displacement
14,000 lb / 6,350 kg
Ballast
4,600 lb / 2,087 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
673.00 ft2 / 62.52 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.
?
Mizzen
PY
EY

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
?
HP
27
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
32 gals / 121 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
64 gals / 242 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.87 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.54
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
32.86
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
345.54
heavy
Comfort Ratio
36.94
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.67
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

LOA incl. bowsprit: 37.75’.
Thanks to ADELIE for providing missing data.
An unauthorized version was also built in Canada.


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