Trapper 500/501

1977 — 1987
Designers
Robert Ball
C&C Design
Builders
Anstey Yachts Ltd.
Trapper Yachts
Deacons Boat Yard Ltd.
Associations
?
# Built
600
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 3 / 8.3 m
Waterline Length
22 2 / 6.8 m
Beam
9 2 / 2.8 m
Draft
4 3 / 1.3 m
Displacement
5,180 lbs / 2,350 kg
Ballast
2,510 lbs / 1,139 kg (Iron)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
344 ft2 / 32 m2
Total Sail Area
344.3 ft2 / 32 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
149.6 ft2 / 13.9 m2
P
28 6 / 8.7 m
E
10 5 / 3.2 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
194.7 ft2 / 18.1 m2
I
33 0 / 10.1 m
J
11 9 / 3.6 m
Forestay Length
35 0 / 10.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Dolphin
Model
?
HP
12
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.31 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.38
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
48.49
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
212.22
moderate
Comfort Ratio
17.49
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.12
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The hull is the same as the C&C 27 MKI though keels were cast iron. The TRAPPER 501 was produced in 1981 on the same hull but with different coach roof and inner moldings. Late 500’s were made with 501 inner moldings.
Initially the yachts were fitted with a Dolphin 12hp gas engine. Later models were equipped with a 10 hp Yanmar diesel.


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