26ft Shoal Draft Cutter, Design #193

This cutter of moderate draft is designed for coastal cruising but has the potential for more serious voyaging.  Headroom is limited but there is ample internal volume for a crew of two plus gear and stores.  Generous beam makes for great deck space and the feel of a little ship.  Construction is traditional plank on frame, the simplest and most pleasant way to build a boat of this model.  The centreboard is wood weighted with lead and drops through a slotted exterior ballast casting. The working rig is supplimented by a topsail of generous area for off wind sailing.

 

Construction: carvel on steam bent frames

Length: 26 ft 0 in
Length waterline: 24 ft 11 in
Beam: 10 ft 9 in 
Draft: 3 ft 2 in; CB down: 6 ft 9 in 
Ballast:  3500lbs
Displacement: 11,000 lbs 
Sailing rig: Gaff Cutter
Sail area (working): 585 sq. ft 
Building time: 5000 hours 
Skill level: High

Design #193: 6 Sheet

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26ft Shoal Draft Cutter, Design #193
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