ABLE 20

ABLE 20 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Long Keel
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
20.00 ft / 6.10 m
LWL:
16.00 ft / 4.88 m
Beam:
7.33 ft / 2.23 m
S.A. (reported):
202.00 ft2 / 18.77 m2
Draft (max):
2.42 ft / 0.74 m
Displacement:
2,500 lb / 1,134 kg
Ballast:
1,000 lb / 454 kg
S.A./Disp.:
17.59
Bal./Disp.:
40.00
Disp./Len.:
272.48
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1972
Builder:
Loughlin Boat Works. (USA)
Designer:
W. R. Loughlin

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
17.59
Bal./Disp.:
40.00
Disp./Len.:
272.48
Comfort Ratio:
15.81
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.16
S#:
2.02

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
24.00 ft / 7.32 m
J:
8.00 ft / 2.44 m
P:
20.42 ft / 6.22 m
E:
8.50 ft / 2.59 m
S.A. Fore:
96.00 ft2 / 8.92 m2
S.A. Main:
86.79 ft2 / 8.06 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
182.79 ft2 / 16.98 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.92
Est. Forestay Len.:
25.30 ft / 7.71 m

Accommodations

Water:
10 gals / 38 L

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Notes

BUILDERS:

Loughlin Boat Works
Miami, FL (USA)

Able Shipwrights Inc.,
6 North Main Street
East Hampton, CT 06424

Able Marine
Southwest Harbor, ME

Later versions were said to have a taller rig and more ballast.
A Facebook article has appeared (2011).
An alternate name was ABLE SHIPRIGHT 20.

An original brochure and possibly other information is said to exist at the Mystic Seaport Museum.
How many were built is unknown (to us).

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