Friday, June 3, 2011

Design 1357 - Lorna Doone

This boat just makes me want to pull a Joshua Slocum and set off for distant shores. She is full of interesting design details. Here are a few points of note:
  • Note the double berth forward and in the inboard profile view the portion of the bunk that folds up to become a comfortable seat back.
  • Note there is a small deck plate on starboard over the head so one can shower with someone pouring a bucket over their head.
  • I like the engine space hatch in the cockpit sole.
  • Note the tabernacle for raising and lowering the mast.
And ah the clipper bow gives her a ton of character. I sure wish we had a photograph.

Lorna Doone was built by Stonington Boat Works of wood and launched in 1958.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

And an article from The Skipper magazine from the time of her construction. Please double click for zoom.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-0"
LWL 25'-0"
Beam 10'-6"
Draft 3'-0"
Displacement 14,700 lbs
Ballast 4,000 lbs (outside) 200 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 613 sq ft

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