KITTIWAKE 23

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Sailboat Specifications

Definitions
Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 23.58 ft / 7.19 m
LWL: 17.75 ft / 5.41 m
S.A. (reported): 247.00 ft² / 22.95 m²
Beam: 7.42 ft / 2.26 m
Displacement: 3,700.00 lb / 1,678 kg
Ballast: 1,500.00 lb / 680 kg
Max Draft: 2.83 ft / 0.86 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1972
Last Built: 1978
Builder: South Coast Seacraft/Kenner Boat Co.
Designer: Carl Alberg

Sailboat Calculations

Definitions
S.A. / Displ.: 16.56
Bal. / Displ.: 40.54
Disp: / Len: 295.36
Comfort Ratio: 20.31
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.92
S#: 1.75
Hull Speed: 5.65 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 470.60 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

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I: 27.50 ft / 8.38 m
J: 8.80 ft / 2.68 m
P: 24.00 ft / 7.32 m
E: 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
S.A. Fore: 121.00 ft² / 11.24 m²
S.A. Main: 126.00 ft² / 11.71 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 247.00 ft² / 22.95 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.56
Est. Forestay Length: 28.87 ft / 8.80 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: Carl Alberg
Builders: Kenner Boat Company
Ray Greene & Co.
Related Sailboats: SOUTH COAST 23
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Notes

The KITTIWAKE derived from the earlier SOUTH COAST 23, built by Kenner Boat Co for South Coast Sea Craft. In about 1965 South Coast took the molds and moved to a different location. A hull that was left behind was used to create a new mold, enlarged by a few inches, and re-faired to make the KITTIWAKE.
Sometime around 1970 the factory was sold to a conglomerate named AJ Industries which continued to produce Kittiwakes under the Kenner name.
In 1973, Ray Greene and Co. of Toledo, OH bought the molds and built an unknown number of Kittiwakes until it ceased operation.
Later, River City Sailcraft obtained one or more molds and built an unknown number of Kittiwakes. In 1978 the plant reportedly burned, and the molds were destroyed.