This prototype is a masterpiece of craftsmanship
and art. It was designed with durability and seaworthiness as prime
considerations. The scantlings are slightly heavier than the rest
of the fleet yet the hull only weighs 75 lbs. It is large enough
to be awkward for car topping but very easy to manage with a dinghy
trailer (included with the boat)
Platt envisioned this boat to be a gentlemen's day sailer...a comfortable
boat with sprightly performance. This is a light displacement hull
with clean waterlines. It has enough sail area to ghost along in
light air; yet when a hard puff hits it is not overpowered. You
simply hike out a little and enjoy the ride.
The wide Dacron deck provides comfortable seating while hicking
and prevents swamping from a possible but not likely knockdown.The
floating carbon fiber mast will stop any tendency to turn turtle.
The pin rail has handy belaying pins for the halyards to give the
traditionalist a workout. A latching gate in the mast partners facilitates
one person easily erecting the mast. A lightweight hollow wishbone
boom sets high to preclude scull bopping and provides an easy sail
draft adjustment for different wind conditions.
The heavy duty 3.7 OZ Dacron skin is doubled with an overlay of
18 OZ. Elephant Hide� vinyl polyester vinyl This is a tough boat!