Bristol Channel Cutter Sail Data

# X-SD-5220

Sailboat Description

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.

LOD 28'1"
LWL 26'3"
Beam 10'1"
Draft 4'10"
Displacement 14, 000 lbs
Ballast 4,600 lbs.
Headroom 6'1"
Berths 4
Auxiliary 13 HP diesel

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Boat Specifications

Length38 ft
Builder/DesignerLyle C. Hess
Source of DataDesigner/Builder Sailplan

Rig Dimensions

I
38ft
(11582mm)
J
17.75ft
(5410mm)
P
33.33ft
(10158mm)
E
15.33ft
(4672mm)
I2/P2
n/a
J2/E2
n/a

Sail Data

Asymmetrical

Luff40ft
Foot26.5ft
Leech35.75ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsAsymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker 795 sq. ft.

Drifter

Luff38ft
Foot29.42ft
Leech31.67ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments135% Drifter per sail plan, 455 sq. ft.

Gaff Main

Luff11.5ft
Foot13.75ft
Leech19.5ft
Head12.5ft
Clew-Throat17.167ft
Stayn/a
CommentsGaff Main 185 sq. ft.

Genoa

Luff38ft
Foot20.42ft
Leech33ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments100% Genoa per sail plan, 337 sq. ft.

Genoa

Luff38ft
Foot23.5ft
Leech33.5ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments115% Genoa 390 sq. ft.

Mainsail

Luff33.33ft
Foot15.33ft
Leech35.5ft
Head0.44ft
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments2 reefs normally, minimal roach about 6-8 inches, 254 sq. ft.

Staysail

Luff23ft
Foot12.75ft
Leech20.5ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsStaysail per sail plan, 130 sq. ft.

Stormjib

Luff24ft
Foot13ft
Leech15ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsStorm Jib per sail plan 84 sq. ft.

Stormtrysail

Luff15ft
Foot11.5ft
Leech19ft
Head.25ft
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsStorm Trysail per sail plan 85 sq. ft.

Yankee

Luff38ft
Foot16.75ft
Leech27ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments60% Yankee Jib, 195 sq. ft.

Yankee

Luff38ft
Foot17ft
Leech29ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments70% 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 Details >

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