Bristol Channel Cutter Sail Data
The Bristol Channel Cutter was Designed by Lyle Hess to be a true blue water cruising boat with speed. The Bristol Channel Cutter's full keel allows her to carry a very large sail plan. The boat can be set up as a sloop with a genoa for lighter winds or a drifter for when there is only a whisper. Bristol Channel Cutter's are set up for maximum storage for offshore extended length cruising.
|Displacement||14, 000 lbs|
|Auxiliary||13 HP diesel|
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|Builder/Designer||Lyle C. Hess|
|Source of Data||Designer/Builder Sailplan|
|Comments||Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker 795 sq. ft.|
|Comments||135% Drifter per sail plan, 455 sq. ft.|
|Comments||Gaff Main 185 sq. ft.|
|Comments||100% Genoa per sail plan, 337 sq. ft.|
|Comments||115% Genoa 390 sq. ft.|
|Comments||2 reefs normally, minimal roach about 6-8 inches, 254 sq. ft.|
|Comments||Staysail per sail plan, 130 sq. ft.|
|Comments||Storm Jib per sail plan 84 sq. ft.|
|Comments||Storm Trysail per sail plan 85 sq. ft.|
|Comments||60% Yankee Jib, 195 sq. ft.|
|Comments||70% Yankee Jib 234 sq. ft.|
*A computer algorithm was used to determine this figure based on partial data (usually the I, J, E,
and P). These data points should be carefully checked. More
Please Note: Most of our sail dimensions are based on class rules, designer blueprints, or measurements of sails. These dimensions are intended as starting points only. Sailboats are not all uniform, even from the same designer. We recommend carefully measuring your boat if you are uncertain about dimensions.
All dimensions are intended to be maximum and smaller sails are not wrong.
We've limited our listing to the sails most commonly used, but these are not the only ones appropriate for a given boat.