Trapper 300

1976
Designer
Bruce Kirby
Builders
Anstey Yachts Ltd.
Trapper Yachts
Associations
Trapper 300
Quarter Ton Class
# Built
180
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
26 2 / 8 m
Waterline Length
20 6 / 6.3 m
Beam
8 0 / 2.4 m
Draft
4 11 / 1.5 m
Displacement
4,410 lbs / 2,000 kg
Ballast
1,900 lbs / 862 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
274 ft2 / 25.5 m2
Total Sail Area
273.5 ft2 / 25.4 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
111.4 ft2 / 10.4 m2
P
27 9 / 8.5 m
E
8 0 / 2.5 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
162.1 ft2 / 15.1 m2
I
32 4 / 9.9 m
J
10 0 / 3.1 m
Forestay Length
33 11 / 10.3 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
YSE8
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.08 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.3
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.08
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
225.87
moderate
Comfort Ratio
19.04
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.95
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Prototype built for the 1/4 ton World Championships at Deauville in 1975 (‘Fred Junior’. 3 others, also of wood, ended up competing the following year.).
Around 180 Trapper 300’’s of two interior versions were constructed, many being completed from kits. A considerable portion of these were sold in Poland, but some also went to USA and Hong Kong.
Keels were originally available in lead or cast iron, the majority being the cast iron version. A number were later modified with a bulb on the bottom of the keel.
Many different engines were fitted, although the most common, fitted by Trapper Yachts, was the Yanmar YSE8.


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