LUDERS 16

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Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin Keel
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
26.33 ft / 8.03 m
LWL:
16.33 ft / 4.98 m
S.A. (reported):
224.00 ft2 / 20.81 m2
Beam:
5.75 ft / 1.75 m
Draft (max):
4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
2,950 lb / 1,338 kg
Ballast:
1,600 lb / 726 kg
S.A./Disp.:
17.47
Bal./Disp.:
54.24
Disp./Len.:
302.42
Construction:
molded plywood or FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1933
Last Built:
1979
# Built:
229
Builder:
Luders Marine Construction (USA)
Designer:
A. E. Luders
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Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
17.47
Bal./Disp.:
54.24
Disp./Len.:
302.42
Comfort Ratio:
22.93

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
22.25 ft / 6.78 m
J:
5.83 ft / 1.78 m
P:
29.00 ft / 8.84 m
E:
11.00 ft / 3.35 m
SPL/TPS:
ISP:
S.A. Fore:
64.86 ft2 / 6.03 m2
S.A. Main:
159.50 ft2 / 14.82 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
224.36 ft2 / 20.84 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
17.50
Est. Forestay Len.:
23.00 ft / 7.01 m

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Notes

Originally called the Fishers Island L-Class. The very first boats (14) were of conventional planked construction from the Luders Yard for the Fishers Island YC. Most of these were destroyed in a hurricane after the very first year. After World War II orders came, first from the Chicago YC, for a new version, built of molded plywood. It is thought more than 100 of these were built. In the 1960's and 70's, a fiberglass version was built by Continental Plastics Corporation, then by Midwest Marine and Easterly Yachts.



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