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Caribou 5m

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$ 330.00
Ply or Foam Sandwich Glass Construction
LOA: 17ft"
Beam: 7'2"
Centreboard up to - 12"
Centreboard down - 4'9"
Freeboard forward: 2'6"
Freeboard aft: 2'0"
Height of mast: 24'0"
Sail dimensions:
Mainsail: Luff - 22'0", Foot - 7'6", Leech - 23'0"
Large headsail: Foot - 9'0, Luff - 22'9", Leech - 21'5"
Small headsail: Foot - 6'0", Luff - 16'0", Leech - 14'0"
Headroom: Extended cabin 4'0", Short cabin 3'6
Displacement: 900lbs
Timber: 200 super ft.
Plywood: 8 x 4 x 3/16" 16 sheets 8 x 4 x 1/4" 4 sheets 8 x 4 x 3/8" 4 sheets 8 x 4 x 5/16" 1 sheet
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After a full seasons testing and sailing with modifications, this 17ft trailer yacht has been developed to give the ultimate in performance with perfect balance in all points of sailing. The high ratio sail plan was adopted to give the maximum windward ability which most small trailer yachts lack. The round bilge hull configuration was chosen for maximum performance, strength and simplicity of construction.

The wooden version of this craft is constructed over frames which can be from Pine or similar cheap material. These are overlaid with the permanent stringers which are temporarily fastened to the frames. The keel and stem are constructed from permanent timber as are the stringers and overlaid with two skins of 3/16" plywood cut into 6" strips on the double diagonal. This eliminates any necessity for joining the plywood on the chines and has proved a quick and simple method of construction. FOAM SANDWICH. The fullsize frame patterns used for the timber construction are also used for the foam sandwich construction and the same basic building jig is set up with the same frames as for the plywood hull. The foam is then overlaid on the framework and fibreglassed. Full details of this are given with the plan on request.

Three cabin versions are shown on the plan. The first one features maximum cockpit size 8'0" from transom to bulkhead; the second with the same cockpit size and raised dodger and the third with a 6'0" cockpit and extended cabin and dodger. Internal layout consists of two bunks forward and two quarter berths (4 berth), with galley and sink in the extended cabin version.

The centreboard is constructed from 1/2" steel plate and galvanised to prevent corrosion and maintenance. The bulk of the case is completely hidden under the cockpit floor and protrudes into the cabin only the bare minimum.

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