Picnic 17

1959
Designer
Nils Lucander
Builders
General Boats
Loftland Sail-craft Inc.
Associations
?
# Built
350
Hull Type
Centerboard (Trunk)
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
16 11 / 5.2 m
Waterline Length
15 3 / 4.7 m
Beam
6 5 / 2 m
Draft
0 9 / 0.3 m 2 3 / 0.7 m
Displacement
700 lbs / 318 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
187 ft2 / 17.4 m2
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
5.25 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
37.95
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
86.74
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
5.61
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.93
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

One of the earliest sail-power hybrids and, according to the sales literature, was designed to accept an outboard motor of up to 40hp. Or the boat could be propelled by by an optional Berkeley jet-pump attached to a Briggs & Stratten lawnmower engine.
An inset on the original sales brochure shows the boat, under power, towing a water skier.


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