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BRISTOL CHANNEL CUTTER built by Sam L. Morse Co./Cape George Marine Wrks. (USA) and designed by Lyle Hess. Her first hull was built in 1976 with an overall lengh of 8.56 m or 28.08 ft long

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BRISTOL CHANNEL CUTTER Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft8.56 m / 28.08 ft
Builder(s)Sam L. Morse Co./Cape George Marine Wrks.
Designer(s)Lyle Hess
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeLong keel w/trans. hung rudder
Number of Hulls Built127
First Hull Built1976
Last Hull Built2007
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeCutter
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal242 L / 64 gal
Ballast Ratio32.86


Overall Length (LOA) 8.56 m / 28.08 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)8.00 m / 26.25 ft
Beam (width)3.07 m / 10.08 ft
Draft1.47 m / 4.83 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 6350 kg / 14000 lb
Maximum Displacement6350 kg / 14000 lb
Ballast Weight2087 kg / 4600 lb


Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.68
Comfort Ratio37.2
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)345.54
Ballast Ratio32.86
Sail Area to Displacement18.6

Above Deck

Reported Sail Area62.52 m² / 673.00 ft²
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