Silhouette MK II

1958
Designer
Robert Tucker
Builder
Hurley Marine Ltd.
Association
Silouette Owners International Association
# Built
?
Hull Type
Twin Keel
Construction
Plywood

Dimensions

Length Overall
17 8 / 5.4 m
Waterline Length
12 6 / 3.8 m
Beam
6 5 / 2 m
Draft
1 8 / 0.5 m
Displacement
1,100 lbs / 499 kg
Ballast
400 lbs / 181 kg (Cast Iron)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
150 ft2 / 13.9 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

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

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
4.74 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
22.52
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
36.36
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
251.43
moderate
Comfort Ratio
10.1
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.49
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

A fin keel version (displayed here) draws 2.67’, but most were built with bilge (twin) keels.
Early boats were plywood. A fiberglass version was introduced around 1960. The later, fiberglass Mk III version was the result of a major re-design and was built by Hurley Marine Ltd..


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