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Small sailboat

Post by Reklus » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:46 pm

Whats the smallest sail boat yall would recommend for 4 people (maybe 700lbs total) ... also easiest boat and rigging to learn to sail ... basivally i know nothing about sailing so building a sailboat may be the next project.



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Re: Small sailboat

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:09 pm

The CV16 is a good choice: stable, easy to sail and very roomy.
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Re: Small sailboat

Post by Reklus » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm

jacquesmm wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:09 pm
The CV16 is a good choice: stable, easy to sail and very roomy.
As for scaling a sailboat ... is it possible to scale down to 13-11 ... i believe in Texas (id have to check ) boats non-powered boats under 14' dont require registration... not that big of a deal either way really just curious as to options or difficulty

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Re: Small sailboat

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:42 pm

The CV16 hull is between 14' 4" and 14' 6" depending on the length of the bow knee. That knee is where you fasten the forestay and you can either extend it above the pram bow or cut it flush. That makes a 2" difference.

About scaling: yes you can but are you certain about those rules? In Florida, whatever the length of the boat, you must register it if you use a motor. Kayaks, canoes, row boats and sailboats without an outboard do not need registration.
For a boat under 16' the registration is very easy to get and cost about $ 50.00. I always got mine in a few minutes: go to the DMV with your invoices for materials and they give you a title and registration.
I think the system is identical in TX. Call the local DMV office or research it on the internet.
I would not scale: for 4 persons you need a good size boat.
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Re: Small sailboat

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm

Here it is:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boat/ow ... istration/

As soon as you put an outboard on it, it must be registered.
Non-motorized canoes, kayaks, punts, rowboats, or rubber rafts (regardless of length) when paddled, poled, or oared and sailboats under 14 feet in length when windblown. Adding an outboard or trolling motor to one of these types requires titling and registration.
I like the "windblown" word.
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Re: Small sailboat

Post by Reklus » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:40 am

Scaled 3% puts it under 13-11 with a 5'4ish at widest ... - would that much be significant

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Re: Small sailboat

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:26 am

You can scale it. Use the metric version, it's much easier to scale in metric
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Re: Small sailboat

Post by Netpackrat » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:33 pm

I wonder what effect scaling it down will have on the rig? Will the sails that are available from BBC still work, or will he be looking at non-standard dimensions there, too? There are two rigs shown for the CV16; standard and performance. Might the scaled down version be able to stick with the standard rig and be OK?

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Re: Small sailboat

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:00 pm

You can scale the rig down or better, use the full size rig. On a 3% smaller hull, it will not make a difference.
You can't scale the Al profiles anyway.
Another point to consider is that the CV16 is deliberately designed as under-canvassed. She is a not a racer and can benefit from a little better sail area ratio.
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Re: Small sailboat

Post by Reklus » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:46 pm

Ahhah gonna have the fastest cv16 on the lake! Also likely the only one but that is not important

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