Originally Posted by Southern Star
I'm not sure how reliable the information is on that site - they show a displacement
figure of 8500 lbs (fairly credible) and ballast at 6000 lbs. for a ballast/displacement ratio of 70.59%!!!!!
Sailboatdata.com SPEAKS OUT!
You are right. This figure is almost certainly off. I have to admit, I'm not sure where that number came from. On my next pilgrimage to the Mystic Seaport Museum, I will make my best effort to find what ballast numbers the firm originally specified for this particular yacht.
Sailboatdata.com tries to cover more than 7000 different yachts. But I have actually been aboard one of these boats. One was offered for sale
just last year, very near where I live. To my surprise, it sold and was gone in a few weeks.
Best Regards, and a Happy New Year to all!
Norwalk, CT USA