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Nordic 40

1982
Designer
Robert Perry
Builder
Nordic
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG single laminate

Dimensions

Length Overall
39.70 ft / 12.10 m
Waterline Length
32.50 ft / 9.91 m
Beam
12.43 ft / 3.79 m
Draft
6.50 ft / 1.98 m
Displacement
18,000 lb / 8,165 kg
Ballast
7,091 lb / 3,216 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
756.00 ft2 / 70.23 m2
Total Sail Area
756.00 ft2 / 70.23 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
336.00 ft2 / 31.22 m2
P
48.00 ft / 14.63 m
E
14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
420.00 ft2 / 39.02 m2
I
52.50 ft / 16.00 m
J
16.00 ft / 4.88 m
Est. Forestay Len.
54.88 ft / 16.73 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
?
HP
44
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
55 gals / 208 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
140 gals / 530 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.64 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.61
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
39.39
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
234.09
moderate
Comfort Ratio
27.77
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.9
better suited for ocean passages

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