Butterball

1957
Designer
R. T. Miller
Builder
Bill Dodds Boats (USA)
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Pram (Centerboard)
Construction
Plywood/single chine

Dimensions

Length Overall
9 6 / 2.9 m
Waterline Length
?
Beam
5 8 / 1.7 m
Draft
0 5 / 0.1 m 1 3 / 0.4 m
Displacement
150 lbs / 68 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Cat (Marconi)
Reported Sail Area
49 ft2 / 4.6 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

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

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
?
Sail Area/Displacement
27.77
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
?
Comfort Ratio
?
Capsize Screening
4.29
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Designed for the DIY builder or could be ordered from Bill Dodds Boats,SC, USA, for less than $400.
Captain Richard T. Miller, of the Ship Design Division, Bureau of Ships, U.S.N, was the designer. His plans sold for $10.
It received and endorsement by ‘Yachting’ editor, Bob Bavier and was included in ‘Sailboat Classes of North America’ of 1961, but it’s thought that fewer than 50 were built.


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