BRISTOL CHANNEL CUTTER – SPECIFICATIONS

DesignerLyle C. Hess
Length, Overall37′ 9″
Length on Deck28′ 1″
Length, Waterline26′ 3″
Beam10′ 1″
Draft4′ 10″
Displacement14,000 lbs.
Ballast, Solid Lead4,600 lbs.
Total Sail Area637 sq. ft.
Headroom6′ 1″
Optional Height6′ 6″

CAPACITIES

Water40 US Gallons on Main Tank
24 US Gallons on Secondary
Fuel32 US Gallons
Waste 15 US Gallons  
RANGE OF POSITIVE STABILITYup to 133 degrees  
IMMERSION FACTOR900 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 STRENGTH25,000 psi at the waterline

SAIL AREAS

Sail TypeLuffLeachFootLPWt OzSq Feet
Main Sail*32.534.5514.66 7.9238.22
Jib Top*38.030.7519.0015.57.9294.50
Stay Sail*24.021.509.718.727.9104.64
Total: Standard Set 637.36
Genoa36.035.1123.7321.664.0389.88
Trisail15.018.069.0 9.167.63
Storm Jib21.2516.009.086.49.168.00
Yankee38.028.0016.3410.987.9208.62
Reacher38.033.1625.0522.31.5423.70
* Standard sails