OHLSON 38

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Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
37.06 ft / 11.30 m
LWL:
27.58 ft / 8.41 m
Beam:
10.05 ft / 3.06 m
S.A. (reported):
586.00 ft2 / 54.44 m2
Draft (max):
5.60 ft / 1.71 m
Displacement:
14,900 lb / 6,759 kg
Ballast:
6,000 lb / 2,722 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.54
Bal./Disp.:
40.27
Disp./Len.:
317.07
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1969
Last Built:
1980
# Built:
129
Builder:
Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. (UK) /Malo Yachts
Designer:
Einar Ohlson

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Volvo
Model:
MD-2
Type:
Diesel
HP:
28
Fuel:
21 gals / 79 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.54
Bal./Disp.:
40.27
Disp./Len.:
317.07
Comfort Ratio:
35.01
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.64
S#:
1.51

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
44.78 ft / 13.65 m
J:
14.44 ft / 4.40 m
P:
39.44 ft / 12.02 m
E:
13.58 ft / 4.14 m
S.A. Fore:
323.31 ft2 / 30.04 m2
S.A. Main:
267.80 ft2 / 24.88 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
591.11 ft2 / 54.92 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.68
Est. Forestay Len.:
47.05 ft / 14.34 m

Accommodations

Water:
48 gals / 182 L

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Notes

Hulls and decks (including the coachroof) were laminated by the Tyler Boat Company Ltd. in the UK. Hulls were completed by a number of yards in Europe including Malo Yachts, and Ohlson Brothers of Sweden, Robertson & Sons Ltd. of Scotland.
Traditional, or reverse transom versions. Sloop or yawl rig.
A kit version (from Tyler) was sold as the TUFGLASS 38.
Available as sloop or yawl.
Rig Dimensions listed are for CCA rig. IOR rig was also available with shorter boom:
P=1200cm/39.37'
E=395cm/12.96'
Thanks to Dr. Lutz v. Meyerinck (www.ohlson38.com) for providing valuable information on a number of the Ohlson designs.

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