Here's a very interesting design that one of our brokers brought to my attention yesterday. It is our attempt at an ultra light displacement "sled" for West Coast racing. There are a couple of notable design features such as the very small amount of rocker in her underbody, her extremely low ballast/displacement ratio (28%) and the location of her engine.
The boat was built of aluminum by Paul Luke of East Boothbay, Maine. She was launched in 1977.
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Here are the plans.
Displacement 27,330 lbs
Ballast 7,700 lbs
Sail Area 1,470 sq ft