While, I've been involved in some threads that have been deleted; nothing but fact is presented here. (By me)
when did AMI start building boats? I'm pretty sure prior to the Eclipse design circa '97-'99 I think. Richard told me they were Sagitta hulls that were lengthened I guess. A south African builder
did the same thing. You can see the problem with this type of pirate design with a builder
that is no longer in business and a bunch of spec sheets
that don't add up.
As I said, the issue is not with a design mistake, but a boat packed with too much "stuff" by a builder. Whether it be AMI, the home builder of the Eclipse, etc. And who knows, maybe that boat took on water
a week before it was hauled?
I'm glad the boat sails
well so overloaded, it must certainly be a good base hull
shape. You can see for yourself the AMI builder lists displacement
at 6300 in the info you posted. This is almost exactly the Sagitta displacement. The Eclipse displacement is around 8500. When Richard lists a displacement that is meant to be the fully loaded waterline weight. Most, owners, builders, buyers do not understand this.
To do some simple math, my boat is designed displacement of 10,875 lbs. The dry weight with outboards and sailing gear
should be about 7000 lbs. The difference is the payload. At 11,000 the transoms will still be clear of the waterline not require bottom paint
on the transoms aft face like most small cats.
anyway, the OP asked for info. I was provided what I know. I still find it curious the few that are around are so frequently for sale