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Seller's Description

I bought this boat almost five years ago. I taught myself how to sail on it. It was exclusively a freshwater summer boat until last fall when I decided to take it from Erie Pennsylvania across the Erie canal, down the Hudson and down the ICW to St Augustine. It has been a wonderful companion and I am sad to let it go. But I’ve been smitten by another boat and I must leave my first love behind. :-).

It was designed by Alan Payne and built in 1977. It has the distinctive wineglass transom he is famous for. It is set up for solo sailing with a furling jib and the main halyard led back to the cockpit. There’s room for two more lines to feed back.

Two Lewmar self tailing winches.

Hawkeye depth guage

Raymarine ST40 Speed indicator

Brand new unused main sail - old one is still good.

30HP Universal Atomic 4 engine with PerTronix 1146A electronic ignition that runs perfectly. It never let me down on the two month trip from Erie.

Manual toilet with a new 14 gal. holding tank.

Two burner Princess alcohol stove

Stainless sink with foot pump and 30 gal water tank.

The V-berth can sleep two and the main cabin has two more settee bunks so theoretically four people can sleep. That would be for short stays over a weekend. But realistically I’d say two people max when you take account of the stuff you need to live on board for any length of time.

6’1” headroom.

Lots of storage space for equipment & supplies.

Includes a SetPower refrigerator and two Renogy 100W solar panels so you can go off grid for some time.

Bottom last painted 2021

The boat is in the water in St Augustine ready to sail when you are.

Specifications:

Length: 27.08 ft

Beam: 9.25 ft

Draft: 4.4 ft

Displacement: 7,300 lb

Ballast: 3,100 lb

Rig: Masthead Sloop

Headroom: 6.1 ft

Equipment: Engine: Universal Atomic 4 (30HP)

Tanks:

  • Water: 30 gal

  • Gasoline: 15 gal

  • Holding: 14 gal

Berths: 4

Stove: Princess 2 burner alcohol

Refrigerator: SetPower AJ50G (53qt)

Solar: Renogy 100W X 2 Wanderer charge controller

Batteries: Autocraft 24DC-1, Duralast 27DP-DL, ProSport 20 marine battery charger

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Specs

Designer
Alan Payne
Builders
Hughes Boat Works
Columbia Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
240
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 0 / 8.3 m
Waterline Length
21 3 / 6.5 m
Beam
9 3 / 2.8 m
Draft
4 4 / 1.3 m
Displacement
7,300 lb / 3,311 kg
Ballast
3,100 lb / 1,406 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
344′² / 32 m²
Total Sail Area
344′² / 32 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
137′² / 12.7 m²
P
29 5 / 9 m
E
9 3 / 2.8 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
207′² / 19.2 m²
I
34 9 / 10.6 m
J
11 10 / 3.6 m
Forestay Length
36 9 / 11.2 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
?
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
1

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.2 kn
Classic: 6.18 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

6.22 knots
Classic formula: 6.18 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.6
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
14.63
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
42.5
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

42.46
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
339.1
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
339.13
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
25.2
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
25.16
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.9
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.91
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Volvo Penta Diesel was available as an option.
A similar boat was also sold as the HUGHES 27.

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