Iota

1986
Designer
Bruce Kirby
Builder
Stur-Dee Boat Co.
Associations
?
# Built
8
Hull Type
Dbrd. Dinghy
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
12 2 / 3.7 m
Waterline Length
11 10 / 3.6 m
Beam
4 11 / 1.5 m
Draft
0 5 / 0.1 m 2 7 / 0.8 m
Displacement
220 lbs / 100 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cat (Marconi)
Reported Sail Area
71 ft2 / 6.6 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
4.62 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
31.17
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
58.58
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
3.3
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
3.31
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Commissioned by City Island YC (east coast USA), for use as a frostbiting dinghy.
In 1986, a fire at the Stur-dee Boat Co. caused significant damage to the company’s buildings and tooling which may explain why only 8 boats were ever delivered.


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