Optimist Dinghy (Int)

1947
insignia

Dimensions

Length Overall
7 8 / 2.3 m
Waterline Length
7 1 / 2.2 m
Beam
3 6 / 1.1 m
Draft
0 3 / 0.1 m 3 2 / 1 m
Displacement
90 lbs / 42 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Sprit/Lug
Reported Sail Area
?
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
3.57 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
?
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
115.73
light
Comfort Ratio
3.67
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
3.1
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Immensely popular youth trainer, designed for and built by a large number of home builders.
The list shown here can only represent a small fraction of past and current professional builders.

U.S. Optimist Dinghy Assn.
P.O. Box 150127
222 E. Westmonte Dr. #101
Almonte Springs, FL 21401
407-774-7880
Fax: 407-774-6440


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