Westerly Merlin 28

1984 — 1990
Designer
Ed Dubois
Builder
Westerly Marine
Association
Westerly Owners Association
# Built
151
Hull Type
Fin w/transom hung rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 0 / 8.3 m
Waterline Length
23 7 / 7.2 m
Beam
9 10 / 3 m
Draft
4 11 / 1.5 m
Displacement
7,690 lbs / 3,490 kg
Ballast
2,990 lbs / 1,355 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
335 ft2 / 31.1 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Bukh or Volvo
Model
?
HP
20
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
21 gal / 79 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
20 gal / 76 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.51 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.75
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
38.82
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
261.98
moderate
Comfort Ratio
22.56
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2.01
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Also available with twin/bilge keels. (draft: 3.33’/1.01m)
With an extended stern it became MERLIN 29 (1990).


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