Thursday, March 31, 2011

Design 2032 - Toogooloowoo V

This 6-meter was designed and built in 1970 by William Barnett of Sydney, Australia. Toogie V as she is known is a smaller relative of the 12-meter Valiant, designed at the same time. I believe the shortcomings of Valiant probably carried over to this boat as Olin readily admitted he pushed the idea of reducing wetted surface too far and relied a bit too heavily on tank test results rather than experience, intuition and good old common sense. The boat must be a bear downwind.

Construction is of wood: frames of Danish ash, double planking of mohagany, fasteners of Monel. Ballast is a whopping 80% of total displacement.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-2"
LWL 24'-5"
Beam 6'-2"
Draft 5'-7"
Displacement 10,059 lbs
Ballast 8,033 lbs
Sail Area 485 sq ft

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