Bristol Channel Cutter
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Designer: Lyle C. Hess
Length, Overall

37' 9"

Length on Deck

28' 1"

Length, Waterline

26' 3"

Beam

10' 1"

Draft

4' 10"

Displacement 14,000 lbs.
Ballast, Solid Lead 4,600 lbs.
Total Sail Area 637 sq. ft.
Headroom 6' 1"
Optional Height 6' 6"
CAPACITIES  
Water 40 US Gallons on Main Tank
24 US Gallons on Secondary
Fuel 32 US Gallons
Waste  15 US Gallons  
RANGE OF POSITIVE STABILITY
 (see Stability Curve graph)  
up to 133 degrees  
IMMERSION FACTOR 900 lbs per inch of immersion  
CAPSIZE SCREEN
 (Beam in feet divided by the cube root of the displacement in cubic feet)  
1.67  
HULL SPEED
(1.35 x the square root of the waterline length)  
6.92 Knots
SAIL AREA TO DISPLACEMENT RATIO
(Sail area in square feet divided by the displacement in cubic feet)  
 18.53  
DISPLACEMENT TO LENGTH RATIO
(Displacement in long tons divided by .01 x LWL in feet, cubed)  
347
HULL STRENGTH 25,000 psi at the waterline
Bristol Channel Cutter - Sail Areas
  Sail Type Luff Leach Foot LP Wt Oz SQ.FT.
* Main Sail 32.5 34.55 14.66   7.9 238.22
* Jib Top 38.0 30.75 19.00 15.5 7.9 294.50
* Stay Sail 24.0 21.50 9.71 8.72 7.9 104.64
  Total: Standard Set 637.36
  Genoa 36.0 35.11 23.73 21.66 4.0 389.88
  Trisail 15.0 18.06 9.0   9.1 67.63
  Storm Jib 21.25 16.00 9.08 6.4 9.1 68.00
  Yankee 38.0 28.00 16.34 10.98 7.9 208.62
  Reacher 38.0 33.16 25.05 22.3 1.5 423.70




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