505

505 insignia 505 photo 505 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
16.50 ft
LWL:
15.00 ft
S.A. (reported):
175.00 ft2
Beam:
6.18 ft
Draft (max):
4.67 ft
Draft (min):
0.50 ft
Displacement:
280 lb
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
65.49
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
37.04
Construction:
Wood/FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1954
Last Built:
# Built:
9100
Builder:
Various
Designer:
John Westell/Austin Farrar
Website:

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
65.49
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
37.04
Comfort Ratio:
2.47

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Notes

Developed from the CORONET, the 505 soon became an international gold standard for high performance dinghys. The class rules have allowed experimentation in both rigging and construction techniques so that, as can be seen, many well known builders have, at one time or another, been involved in the building of 505s. The list of present and former builders shown is far from complete. The latest Information about current builders etc. can be found on the excellent class web site.



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