Jim Young Rocket 780

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  1. Sailmb
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    I have been researching a lot of sport boats & came across the Jim Young deisgned Rocket 780. I have seen that a number have been modified to fly asym's am really interested in purhaps doing that but I cannot find any dimensions. Does any have the basic dimensions? LOA, LWL, SA, Displ, etc?
    thanks, Cam
     
  2. Gary Baigent
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    Here it is - check through the archives - the 780 Rocket has been covered here before.
     

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  3. Sailmb
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    Thanks Gary. I have searched the archives & maybe its a user problem but the threads I have found don't really give me any numbers. I know a lot of the boats we home made but I am still hoping someone might be able to supply the design numbers. I am really hoping someone knows the actual numbers for the LOA, LWL, Disp, SA & any other dim's that are interesting.
     
  4. Gary Baigent
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    Well Sailmb, Jim is arriving here in the next half hour - because we're working on a book of his designs and history - so you'll get a reply from the man himself soon. Cheers.
     
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  5. Gary Baigent
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    25 feet x 8 feet x 7 feet draft board down / 9" lifted, displacement 1500lbs, sail area: 320 sq.ft. Plans US900.00 - email Jim at: annejim.y@xtra.co.nz
     
  6. Sailmb
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    Rocket 780

    Thanks Gary, I emailed Jim to ask for a few more specifics. I really like the 780 & since my building skills are confinded to minor fiberglass repairs, I would more the likely look to buy one in your half of the world & have it shipped. then modify it as needed. Thanks again.
    Cam (San Francisco, USA)
     
  7. rapscallion
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    I did a search and I can't find much on the 780... I really would like to hear more about the original plywood 780 design... better yet I would love to see a picture of one... 1500 lbs for a 25 foot boat? that is light!
     

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