SEA BIRD 26 (1909)

SEA BIRD 26 (1909) photo SEA BIRD 26 (1909) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Long Keel
Rigging Type:
Gaff-Yawl
LOA:
25.58 ft / 7.80 m
LWL:
20.92 ft / 6.38 m
S.A. (reported):
383.00 ft2 / 35.58 m2
Beam:
8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Draft (max):
3.75 ft / 1.14 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
3,500 lb / 1,588 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
26.65
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
170.66
Construction:
Wood
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1909
Last Built:
# Built:
Builder:
Designer:
Charles Mower/Thomas F. Day/L.D. Huntington
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Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
26.65
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
170.66
Comfort Ratio:
15.18

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Notes

LOA (with sprit and boomkin): 33’ The SEA BIRD is a milestone in the history of amateur sailboat building not repeated until the Tahiti Ketch of the late 1940's. It first appeared in a 1909 issue of 'Rudder' Magazine and received wide attention from amateur builders around the world. (Thomas Flemming Day was editor of the publication at the time.) Designed originally as a centerboarder, Day converted his own SEA BIRD to a fixed keel before his celebrated Atlantic crossing. It is thought that several hundred have been built from the original SEA BIRD plans.



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