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J/97E

2008
Designer
Johnstone
Builder
J Boats
Hull Type
Fin w/bulb & spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
31.53 ft / 9.61 m
Waterline Length
26.60 ft / 8.11 m
Beam
11.00 ft / 3.35 m
Draft
6.30 ft / 1.92 m
Displacement
8,600 lb / 3,901 kg
Ballast
2,900 lb / 1,315 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
498.00 ft2 / 46.27 m2
Total Sail Area
498.27 ft2 / 46.29 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
256.75 ft2 / 23.85 m2
P
39.50 ft / 12.04 m
E
13.00 ft / 3.96 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
241.52 ft2 / 22.44 m2
I
41.25 ft / 12.57 m
J
11.71 ft / 3.57 m
Est. Forestay Len.
42.88 ft / 13.07 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
16.64 ft / 5.07 m
ISP
45.00 ft / 13.72 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo
Model
D1-20
HP
18
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
13 gals / 49 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
26 gals / 98 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.91 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.98
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
33.72
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
203.99
moderate
Comfort Ratio
19.28
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.15
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Nearly the same as J/97.


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