Brogan 33


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L.O.A.                     32’ 4 ½”

Length Ext.          41’

L.W.L.                     31’ 1 ½”

BEAM                     9’ 2 ½”

DRAFT                   2’ board up / 5’ 1” board down

DISPL.                    12,000 lbs (approximate)

BALLAST                3,500 lbs lead, inside; 1,182 lbs water (140gal)

POWER                   Optional Inboard Diesel

SAIL AREA              478 sq. ft.

TYPE                      Shoal-bodied centerboard Chesapeake Bay Brogan—transitional type between sailing Log Canoes and Bugeyes, used in the oyster fisheries during the mid-to-late 19th century. This is a cruising boat capable of coastal and inter-island passages in all but heavy weather. A small Brogan crossed the Atlantic in the 19th century.

ACCOMMODATIONS   The layout shown sleeps two to four in the large foc’s’le berth, plus two small children on the settees. Headroom is 4’ 6” @ center. Standing headroom can be implemented at the companionway hatch by erecting a dodger to facilitate cooking.

CONSTRUCTION     Cold molded wood/epoxy/fabric: Hull—double diagonal marine ply planks (¼” x 12”) over ¾” x 2” tongue and groove planking laid fore and aft. Decks—½” marine ply over sawn beams. Coachroof—foam-core lamination using 4mm plywood skins sandwiching 1 ½” square sawn spruce beams. Covering system—epoxy impregnated Xynole-polyester cloth finished with linear polyurethane paint systems. Spars—masts hollow octagonal (Bird’s Mouth) laminated Douglas fir/epoxy; booms solid Douglas fir. Interior—painted ply trimmed with varnished hardwoods.

OPTIONS       Complete plans include the construction manual THE NEW COLD-MOLDED BOATBUILDING. We have builders available if you desire to have a vessel built to any stage of completion.


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