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Styled After The New York Whitehall - A Longer Version Of The Classic 12

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Classic 14™
D. G. Fitton's Classic 14
Plans: $95
Partial Kit: $155
LOA: 14'   Shape: round bottom w/ low leadrise
Weight: 54 lbs.   Keel: NY Whitehall style w/ skeg stern
Beam: 48½"   Capacity: 700 lbs.
4" LW Beam: 41½"   Building time: 170 hrs est.
Stem Height: 19¾"      
Amidship: 13½"      

The three CLASSIC™ designs are basically the same boat with the stations spaced differently to accommodate the length. They all use the same station shapes.

There is one other difference on the 14' model; the longitudinals have been increased from the 3/8" size to 7/16". This accounts for the rather large increase in weight when you go from the 12' to the 14'.

While the lines are not the same, there is a strong resemblance to the NEW YORK style WHITEHALL, built in the mid 1800's. These are documented in Howard Chapelle's book "American Small Sailing Craft."

The main difference is the reduced deadrise on the bottom which was done to compensate for the ultra light weight of the Geodesic AiroLITE® boats.

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