BOATMIK: Turning an old slow boat into a rocketship - AFTER
Before and After Shots.
24ft boat was 350kg overweight with inefficient keel and rig. Not to mention the deck layout!!
Al the rigging was in sizes suitable for a 32ft ocean racer from the '70s.
We designed a new keel, a small, but efficient rig and took pains to keep everything simple but slippery - down to eliminating the backstay so we could have a decent roach without complication.
All mods were done in ply/epoxy. Simple construction of all elements was a priority including the highly optimised keel.
Boat has gone from being last in it's fleet to the top 4, racing against hot trailer sailers - Elliots, Youngs, Spiders. Usual crew is 2.
Draft is 3ft but competes upwind nicely.
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