FARR 1/2 TON (#65)

FARR 1/2 TON (#65) photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Lifting Keel
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
31.25 ft / 9.53 m
LWL:
23.92 ft / 7.29 m
Beam:
10.83 ft / 3.30 m
S.A. (reported):
512.00 ft2 / 47.57 m2
Draft (max):
6.67 ft / 2.03 m
Draft (min):
2.00 ft / 0.61 m
Displacement:
5,139 lb / 2,331 kg
Ballast:
2,500 lb / 1,134 kg
S.A./Disp.:
27.59
Bal./Disp.:
48.65
Disp./Len.:
167.63
Construction:
FG w/kevlar
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1976
Designer:
Bruce Farr

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
27.59
Bal./Disp.:
48.65
Disp./Len.:
167.63
Comfort Ratio:
12.73
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.51
S#:
4.36

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
31.63 ft / 9.64 m
J:
8.99 ft / 2.74 m
P:
34.09 ft / 10.39 m
E:
15.09 ft / 4.60 m
S.A. Fore:
142.18 ft2 / 13.21 m2
S.A. Main:
257.21 ft2 / 23.90 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
399.39 ft2 / 37.10 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
21.52
Est. Forestay Len.:
32.88 ft / 10.02 m

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Notes

Though not produced in great numbers, this was a breakthrough racing design of the time.
1st('Gunboat Rangiriri'), 4th and 5th at 1977 1/2 ton cup(Sydney)
Early use of kevlar composite construction.

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