Idle Along

1930
Designer
John Spencer
Builders
?
Association
Idle Along Class of NZ
# Built
?
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
Wood

Dimensions

Length Overall
12 7 / 3.9 m
Waterline Length
?
Beam
6 0 / 1.8 m
Draft
2 2 / 0.7 m
Displacement
150 lbs / 68 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
160 ft2 / 14.9 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
90.68
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
?
Comfort Ratio
?
Capsize Screening
4.52
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

One of the the most popular and competitive dinghy classes in New Zealand until the mid-1960s and part of New Zealand sailing history.
Revised design for plywood construction by John Spencer in the 1960’s.
Boats also built and raced in Australia.
Main & Jib = 160 sq. ft.
Spinnaker permitted.
Disp. is an estimate.


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