LENGTH OVER ALL 35’ 2 ½”
LENGTH BETWEEN PERP’S 33’ 3”
LENGTH ON DECK 32’ 3”
BEAM 8’ 6”
DRAFT 1’ 9”/4’ 10”
DISPLACEMENT 7,000 lbs
TRAILER WEIGHT 5,000 lbs
BALLAST 2,000 lbs lead foil laminated in keel
WATER 70 gallons (1,180 lbs)
RIG Sprit-rigged sloop/Gaff-rigged Ketch
TYPE New Jersey Sea Bright Skiff. Suitable for sailing in coastal and offshore conditions. This model is designed with watertight floatation compartments and accommodations for four with a small galley and head. The type has an excellent record as a lifesaving vessel, and can be used as an island-hopper, coastal cruiser, and ocean voyager. Trailerable behind a vehicle rated for 6,000 lb towing capacity.
CONSTRUCTION Marine plywood covered with epoxy-saturated Xynole-polyester fabric. The hull is frameless, being built over bulkheads. Options for planking include lapstrake, chine log and stitch-and-glue (Plans are drawn for stitch-and-glue). Skill-level required for construction is moderate to high (lapstrake hull).
OPTIONS An inboard diesel (2 cyl Yanmar 2YM15) may be installed under the forward end of the cockpit well as shown on a separate drawing. An outboard in a well is not practical for this model. This boat may be rowed standing in the cockpit or sculled using a 10’ oar with heavy-duty rowlock mounted on the transom. Permanent ballast consists of lead foil laminated inside the keel bottom on both sides of the CB trunk covered with ¼” teak & holly plywood. If trailerability is not desired, ballast may be increased to 2,500 lbs. Standing headroom under the sliding hatch (in the galley) is 6’ 3”; headroom at the table is 5’ 6” with exposed beams, and 5’ 7 ½” with the foam-core deck option. The deck may be raised no more than 2” if more headroom is desired. Additional rigs are available on a custom-design basis.
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