CAL 39

CAL 39 insignia CAL 39 photo CAL 39 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
38.67 ft / 11.79 m
LWL:
31.25 ft / 9.53 m
S.A. (reported):
738.00 ft2 / 68.56 m2
Beam:
11.67 ft / 3.56 m
Draft (max):
6.00 ft / 1.83 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
14,600 lb / 6,622 kg
Ballast:
6,600 lb / 2,994 kg
S.A./Disp.:
19.84
Bal./Disp.:
45.21
Disp./Len.:
213.58
Construction:
FG (solid laminate)
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1970
Last Built:
1971
# Built:
29
Builder:
Jensen Marine (USA)
Designer:
C. William Lapworth
Website:

Auxiliary Power/Water (orig. equip.)

Make:
Perkins
Model:
4108
Type:
Diesel
HP:
Water:
64 gals.
Fuel:
35 gals.

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
19.84
Bal./Disp.:
45.21
Disp./Len.:
213.58
Comfort Ratio:
25.56

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
50.00 ft / 15.24 m
J:
17.00 ft / 5.18 m
P:
41.75 ft / 12.73 m
E:
15.00 ft / 4.57 m
SPL/TPS:
ISP:
S.A. Fore:
425.00 ft2 / 39.48 m2
S.A. Main:
313.13 ft2 / 29.09 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
738.13 ft2 / 68.57 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
19.84
Est. Forestay Len.:
52.81 ft / 16.10 m

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Notes

This, the first of several CAL 39's, was introduced just before the adoption of the IOR, (replacing the CCA rule) which may have caused sales to falter in the first year. It was soon replaced with another version, the CAL 39 MII (1979), an entirely new design, also by Lapworth, and one that, presumably, the rule treated more kindly. Yet another, completely different CAL 39 was introduced in 1988, this time designed by Hunt and Associates, of which, relatively few were built. Deep Draft: 6.50'/1.98m (ballast +600 lbs.) Tall Rig: I: 54.00'/16.46m J: 17.00'/5.18m P: 45.60'/13.90m E: 15.00'/4.57m Upwind/working SA: 801 ft2/74.41 m2 Thanks to Gay Morris for images and corrected information concerning the different versions of the CAL 39.



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