Chatam 33, designed by Gilbert Caroff

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  1. ImaginaryNumber
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    A Chatam 33 is for sale on Yachtworld.

    1982 Robert Fleury Chatam Sail Boat For Sale -

    LOA: 33 ft 0 in
    Beam: 11 ft 0 in
    LWL: 29 ft 0 in
    Maximum Draft: 6 ft 2 in
    Displacement: 15000 lbs
    Ballast: 4200 lbs

    The specifications of the boat state that both the hull and the deck are made of 1/4" plate. That seems unusually heavy for this size boat. Would it make the boat top-heavy? What might a stability curve for this boat look like?

    I should note that Gilbert Caroff has designed a number of boats intended for Arctic water sailing. Could it be that this particular Chatam varient was intended for bashing through ice?

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