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Seller's Description

Drascombe Lugger, 1971 sailboat for sale Marble Falls, Texas. $5,500

Length is 18.75 feet, beam is 6.25 feet, fiberglass construction, weight about 750 lb.


The boat has been in my family since the mid 1970s. I hate to part with it, but it is not getting used anymore and my kids have no interest in sailing. It’s time for someone else to adopt this lovely vessel. This is an early model Lugger but does have the somewhat larger Mk-II sail configuration with the longer Gaff. The main mast and mizzen mast are in good condition. They were epoxied and varnished about 15 years ago. A stainless mastband was added to the main mast. The gaff is in good condition though a warped (at least for the twenty years I have owned it). The gave jaws were updated to aluminum. The boat has the classic tanbark sails in fair condition. There are two small rips in the main sail, about 1.5”, which could be fixed with sail tape. The stitching on the bottom of the jib has come loose. The mizzen sail seems to be good. The floorboards have been epoxied. There is a small section that is missing. The teak on the boat has been coated with Cetol. There are some spots on the rub rails that were damaged and filled with epoxy, which could be sanded to make it smooth. The original oars are present. They have been stripped but not yet varnished or epoxied. The oar locks are also included. The hull is in good condition. It was painted white about twenty-five years ago but the paint looks good. There are the remnants of antifoul on the bottom. It was stored on the water for a few years in the late 80’s. There are some spider cracks here and there topside, which I think is typical for an older fiberglass boat. There is a cover from the Sailor’s Tailor about fifteen years old. An Evinrude 1991 two-stroke 8 hp motor is included. It was serviced and running fine a few years ago. It should probably have a tune-up before operation again. A newish plastic gas tank is also provided. The trailer was professionally serviced to be ready for a long haul. I will install new rims and tires as well. The lights were checked, and they work. The main project that needs to be completed is to replace the missing hatch covers. You can see their location in the pictures. The molds for the covers are unfortunately no longer available per Honnor Marine Classics. My plan was to replace with some custom vinyl cushions with a solid back. It is also possible to have fiberglass replacements custom made, or to re-glass the entire area and cut a lower access like more modern Luggers. Since I have moved, I have not been able to coordinate any of this work myself and would rather the new owner come up with their own solution. or phone 512 – 6 eight six – 8 two two five



John L. Watkinson
Honnor Marine Ltd.
Churchouse Boats LTD.
Drascombe Association
# Built


Length Overall
18 9 / 5.7 m
Waterline Length
14 6 / 4.4 m
6 3 / 1.9 m
0 9 / 0.3 m 4 0 / 1.2 m
600 lb / 272 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
122′² / 11.3 m²
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Air Draft
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.8 kn
Classic: 5.1 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.


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

7.82 knots
Classic formula: 5.1 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

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.


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.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance

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.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
<100: Ultralight

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.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

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

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.


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
<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
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

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.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

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

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