Saturday, March 12, 2011

Palynodie - Design 1673


Here is a boat that is very well regarded and I would say one of Olin's favorites. She was built in France by the Eduard Chabert Shipyard of Marseilles for the Mayor of Marseilles, Gaston Defferre, and launched in 1962. She has a very small keel area resulting in low wetted surface and proved quick in light air. She was most likely a handful in heavy weather, in terms of directional stability downwind and most especially with spinnaker set.

Here are the plans.


The boat was later modified separating the rudder from the keel. Here's an image of that modification. I'm going to surmise that the reason for this modification was in great part due to the directional stability issues I mention above.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-11"
LWL 28'-9"
Beam 10'-1"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 16,950 lbs
Ballast 7,445 lbs
Sail Area 690 sq ft

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