SEA BIRD 26 (1909)

SEA BIRD 26 (1909)
SEA BIRD 26 (1909)

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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
Displacement: 3,500.00 lb / 1,588 kg
Max Draft: 3.75 ft / 1.14 m
Construction: Wood
First Built: 1909
Designer: Charles Mower/Thomas F. Day/L.D. Huntington

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 26.65
Disp: / Len: 170.66
Comfort Ratio: 15.18
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.11
Hull Speed: 6.13 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 598.00 pounds/inch

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Designers: Charles D. Mower
Thomas Fleming Day
Related Sailboats: SEA BIRD 26 II (GARDEN)
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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.