Gale Force 34

1977
Designer
John Kaiser Sr.
Builder
Kaiser Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
30
Hull Type
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
34 1 / 10.4 m
Waterline Length
27 5 / 8.4 m
Beam
10 5 / 3.2 m
Draft
5 1 / 1.6 m
Displacement
19,300 lbs / 8,754 kg
Ballast
7,600 lbs / 3,447 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
674 ft2 / 62.6 m2
Total Sail Area
713.5 ft2 / 66.3 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
313.9 ft2 / 29.2 m2
P
40 5 / 12.3 m
E
15 5 / 4.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
399.7 ft2 / 37.1 m2
I
46 2 / 14.1 m
J
17 3 / 5.3 m
Forestay Length
49 4 / 15 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Westerbeke
Model
4-108
HP
25
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
48 gal / 182 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
110 gal / 416 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.99
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
39.38
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
414.3
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
43.85
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.57
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

LOA with bowsprit: 39.5’
From builders brochure.


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