Cottontail

1959
Designer
Robert F. Matteson
Builder
Holliday Yachts (USA)
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
15 9 / 4.8 m
Waterline Length
14 0 / 4.3 m
Beam
5 1 / 1.6 m
Draft
0 11 / 0.3 m 2 11 / 0.9 m
Displacement
290 lbs / 130 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
120 ft2 / 11.2 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
5.01 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
44.23
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
46.53
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
3.46
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
3.08
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Fiberglass trailerable dinghy built at Long Island, NY (USA) for a very short time. (probably less than 100 were built.)
A unique feature, mentioned in the sales literature is the ‘inboard rudder and modified skeg. Since we have never seen a COTTONTAIL, it’s hard to see how this was implemented. (this photo which is from ‘Sailboats of North America’ by F. Blanchard, (1962) is the only PHOTO we have ever seen of a COTTONTAIL.)


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