WILDFIRE

WILDFIRE drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Lifting Keel
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
16.75 ft / 5.11 m
LWL:
15.00 ft / 4.57 m
Beam:
6.25 ft / 1.91 m
S.A. (reported):
165.00 ft2 / 15.33 m2
Draft (max):
3.92 ft / 1.19 m
Draft (min):
0.92 ft / 0.28 m
Displacement:
620 lb / 281 kg
Ballast:
250 lb / 113 kg
S.A./Disp.:
36.36
Bal./Disp.:
40.32
Disp./Len.:
82.01
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1968
Builder:
O'Day Corp. (USA)/ Gmach & Co. (UK)
Designer:
Ian Proctor

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
36.36
Bal./Disp.:
40.32
Disp./Len.:
82.01
Comfort Ratio:
5.37
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.93

Notes

This boat features a hollow daggerboard secured in place by a hatch. Ballast is lowered into the keel using small bags of lead shot. It's unknown how similar to the orginal version the later O'Day model is. Thanks to the folks at CVRDA.com for providing information on the WILDFIRE as well as some other English boats of this era. (Another boat that has a similar feature is the Milne designed VULCAN.)

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