Malibu Outrigger

1952
Designer
Warren Seaman
Builders
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Associations
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# Built
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Hull Type
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Construction
Plywood

Dimensions

Length Overall
18 0 / 5.5 m
Waterline Length
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Beam
11 8 / 3.6 m
Draft
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Displacement
250 lbs / 113 kg
Ballast
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drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Lateen
Reported Sail Area
192 ft2 / 17.8 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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P
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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I
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J
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Forestay Length
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Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Calculations

Hull Speed
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Sail Area/Displacement
77.41
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
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Displacement/Length
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Comfort Ratio
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Capsize Screening
7.41
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

It is said the MALIBU OUTRIGGER was the very beginning of the American west coast ‘beach cat’ phenomenon.
PROA/outrigger with single daggerboard on main hull, which could be launched off the beach in moderate surf conditions.
The first boats were built by members of Malibu Yacht Club. (at this time, by no means, a ‘yachtie’ establishment).
From plans intended for amateur (plywood) construction. A general write up appeared in a 1959 issue of ‘Popular Mechanics’ and shown in the 1964 hit film ‘Endless Summer’.
There probably never was a ‘professional’ builder.
It is thought that at least 1000 boats were completed to this basic design, though very few are seen today.


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