Wood-Pussy

1943
insignia
Designer
Philip Rhodes
Builders
Palmer Scott & Co. Inc.
O'Day Corp.
Weeks Yacht Yard
Association
Mystic Seaport Museum
# Built
1000
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
Wood & FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
13 5 / 4.1 m
Waterline Length
?
Beam
6 0 / 1.8 m
Draft
0 7 / 0.2 m 2 5 / 0.8 m
Displacement
400 lbs / 181 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cat (Marconi)
Reported Sail Area
110 ft2 / 10.2 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
?
Sail Area/Displacement
32.42
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
?
Comfort Ratio
?
Capsize Screening
3.26
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Rhodes Design #491
Originally commissioned by Donald B. Abbott as a junior trainer as well as a day-sailer for adults.
The PUFFIN, sailed in New England waters and the LAUDERDALE ONE-DESIGN seen in Florida (USA), have the same hull but with a sloop rig.
Fiberglass construction adopted by the mid 1950’s.


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