Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-07-2011, 08:20   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Louisville
Boat: AMF Apollo 16
Posts: 1
A Proper Vessel

So I've been sailing my AMF Apollo 16 now for some time and despite it being a fine vessel, I'm ready to move up to something with a little more legroom. I'm interested in racing and have been crewing with some friends for a while on a Pearson 27. What do you all know about draft/beam/hull design/hull weight/etc that contributes to overall speed for a boat? Also, I know that a deep keel is good for stability, but what effect does it have on hydrodynamics? Also, what are some good, reliable and fast boats in this class? Thanks, Keith

kazoel01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-07-2011, 08:40   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Morlaix Brittany France blog:
Boat: Colvic Watson/32ft/Feels Good
Posts: 461
Images: 4
Send a message via Skype™ to feelsgood
Re: A proper vessel

have a look at this. Sadler 29

feelsgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-07-2011, 08:45   #3
CF Adviser
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
Re: A proper vessel

Other than for waterline, the biggest predictor of speed on a keelboat would be the sail area/displacement ratio.
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-07-2011, 09:07   #4
Moderator Emeritus
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,178
Re: A proper vessel

...and righting moment. (Resistance to heeling)

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-07-2011, 09:18   #5
Registered User
Butler's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Boat: Pearson 281
Posts: 678
Images: 18
Re: A proper vessel

I've become a recent fan of Gary Mulls Rangers. A Santana 22, another Mull design would be a lot of fun...
Butler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-07-2011, 09:44   #6
Registered User
Amgine's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,383
Images: 1
Re: A Proper Vessel

Moth and other sailing hydrofoils such as l'hydroptère. It really depends on what you're trying to do: go fast? adrenaline? community of competition? throw boat units into the water for fun and excitement?



On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog anchored in a coral atoll.
Amgine is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WiFi Camera for Vessel Security MadSailors Marine Electronics 25 06-10-2013 11:42
Anyone with the Vesper Watchmate ? CAELESTIS Marine Electronics 33 17-03-2013 16:42
Tartan or Sabre ? Here's a Couple of Examples Jbingham Monohull Sailboats 29 31-08-2011 12:50
Manly French Lady Captures US Vessel SaltyMonkey Off Topic Forum 3 05-07-2011 13:10
Crew Available: Florida=> Bimini by Hobie Cat or Other Small Vessel rodriguep Crew Archives 0 03-07-2011 09:25

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:45.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.