RL 24

RL 24 photo RL 24 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
23.95 ft / 7.30 m
LWL:
19.36 ft / 5.90 m
Beam:
7.22 ft / 2.20 m
S.A. (reported):
215.00 ft2 / 19.97 m2
Draft (max):
4.27 ft / 1.30 m
Draft (min):
1.18 ft / 0.36 m
Displacement:
1,455 lb / 660 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
26.85
Bal./Disp.:
0.00
Disp./Len.:
89.52
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1973
Last Built:
1987
# Built:
500
Builder:
Rob. Legg Yachts Pty Ltd.(AUS)
Designer:
Rob Legg
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Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
26.85
Bal./Disp.:
0.00
Disp./Len.:
89.52
Comfort Ratio:
7.79
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.55

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Notes

The RL 24 was originally developed and built in Australia. At least 500 were produced under licence in the US.
A number of different variations in the design were built including both swing and drop keel versions.
Basic history:

Mark I : The first 10 had a slight chine mark up forward due to the original plug configuration. Altogether 100 Mark I's were built.

Mark II from 1976 featured an upgraded hull finish and a heavier centerboards for better stability.

Mark III built from 1980 had a new deck with increased headroom and interior alterations.

Mark IV is more performance oriented with a fully battened main and a drop keel. (Initiated by Peter Yeomans of Sydney.)



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