Eric 32

1924 — 1926
Designers
William Atkin
Colin Archer
Builder
Chute & Bixby (USA)
Associations
?
# Built
4
Hull Type
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Construction
Wood

Dimensions

Length Overall
31 11 / 9.8 m
Waterline Length
27 5 / 8.4 m
Beam
10 11 / 3.4 m
Draft
54 11 / 16.8 m
Displacement
19,000 lbs / 8,618 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Gaff head Ketch
Reported Sail Area
588 ft2 / 54.6 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
7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.21
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
407.86
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
41.45
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.65
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

(Atkin design # 144)
Though only a handful were were built, (in the 1920’s) to the original plans, this became one of Atkins most influential designs.
The best known boat, said to be based on the ERIC design is Robin Knox-Johnston’s ‘Suhaili’, which made the first single handed non-stop voyage around the world.


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