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Hull Type:  Centerboard Dinghy Rig Type:  Fractional Sloop
LOA:  19.00' / 5.79m LWL:  15.25' / 4.65m
Beam:  6.50' / 1.98m Listed SA:  172 ft2 / 15.98 m2
Draft (max.)  4.95' / 1.51m Draft (min.)  0.42' / 0.13m
Displacement:  700 lbs./ 318 kgs. Ballast:  
Sail Area/Disp.1:  34.96 Bal./Disp.:   Disp./Len.:  88.11
Designer:  Sparkman & Stephens
Builder:  Various
Construction:  Wood or FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1938 Last Built:   # Built:  15550
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  20.00' / 6.10m J:  6.91' / 2.11m
P:  24.00' / 7.32m E:  10.00' / 3.05m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  69.10 ft2 / 6.42 m2 SA(Main):  120.00 ft2 / 11.15 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   189.10 ft2 / 17.57 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  38.44 Est. Forestay Length.:  21.16' / 6.45m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Clark Boat Company
More about & boats built by:   Lippincott Boat Works (USA)
More about & boats built by:   Nickels Boat Works, Inc. (USA)
More about & boats built by:   Allen Boat Co. (USA)
More about & boats built by:   Helms - Jack A. Helms Co.
More about & boats built by:   J.J. Taylor and Sons Ltd. (CAN)
More about & boats built by:   Lockley Newport Boats (USA)
More about & boats built by:   Skaneateles Boat & Canoe Co.
More about & boats built by:   Mobjack Manufacturing Corp.
More about & boats built by:   Siddons & Sindle (USA)
More about & boats built by:   Loftland Sail-craft Inc.(USA)
More about & boats built by:   Eichenlaub Boat Co.
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:    Sparkman & Stephens
RELATED LINKS
  Lightning Class (Int)  www.lightningclass.org
NOTES
One of the most popular one-design classes in the US since the 1940's. But fleets also exist in other parts of the world.
Although originally designed for wood planked construction, nearly all boats since the early 1960's have been built of fiberglass.
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