A biglittle boat designed by William Garden

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Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

23' 0" 23' 2" 20' 9" 2' 3" 30' 0"

inbd. Yanmar 15 to 18 hp 12%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

William Garden

Halman, then Collinwood

1982-1988?

Approx. trailering wgt.: 8,500 lbs.

This design started off as a graceful catboat, the James W. Hart. To gain space for accommodations, a keel was substituted for the cat's large centerboard, a small fin was added forward to aid in coming about after the board was removed, and a snug sloop rig was chosen for simplicity and ease of handling. Dual steering stations and 6' 2" headroom under the big-windowed pilothouse completed the transformation. Best features: The accommodations offer great comfort for two. The furniture is mostly single function so, for example, you don't have to fold up your berth before you can have breakfast, or unfold the dinette (though the dinette does convert into a third berth if desired). There's an enclosed head and a built-in 3.3 cubic foot ice chest. A hydraulically operated steering wheel can be disconnected by turning a single valve, permitting use of a cockpit-mounted tiller. Worst features: The towing weight of around 8,500 lbs. (including 2,500 lbs. for stowed gear and the trailer itself) is a hefty load to pull, requiring a truck or SUV equivalent.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20

20' 0"

8' 0"

3' 3"

5,500

1,800

Bluejacket 23

23' 0"

10' 0"

2' 3"

6,000

700

Herreshoff Prudence 23

22' 9"

8' 0"

3' 0"

6,800

1,600

Falmouth Cutter (22)

22' 0"

8' 0"

3' 6"

7,400

2,500

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

12.9

410

288

5.7

26.6

443

3 or 4

5' 11"

9.5

300

NA

6.1

20.0

403

2

6' 2"

16.4

394

NA

6.0

31.7

408

2

4' 9"

15.0

365

NA

6.1

30.0

651

3

5' 11"

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