A lighter and maybe faster version of the Dolphin

Paceship Westwind Sailboat

outboard 4 to 8 hp 41%

Sparkman & Stephens

Yankee Yachts, et al.

1965-1977

portable portable

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

outboard 4 to 8 hp 41%

Designer: Builder:

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

Sparkman & Stephens

Yankee Yachts, et al.

1965-1977

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 6,300 lbs.

From 1965 until 1972, Yankee Yachts of Inglewood, CA, constructed a Dolphin somewhat different from the O'Day version (page 285). Yankee folded, and in 1976 and 1977 one of their former suppliers, who had inherited the Yankee molds, started up production again as Pacific Dolphin, Inc. These West Coast builders produced a boat that, compared to the O'Day version, was lighter overall by 250 lbs. despite 310 lbs. more ballast. Part of the difference in weight was in the centerboard, which instead of bronze was lead-ballasted fiberglass, and part was probably due to the substitution of an outboard well for the little Palmer 6-hp inboard engine in the original O'Day version. The rearrangement of the cabin furniture no doubt permitted some saving in weight as well. Best features: The relatively light weight West Coast Dolphin should be faster than her comps in light air. Worst features: The bridge deck has been lowered, increasing the possibility of green water finding its way into the cabin.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Dolphin 24 (Pacific/Yankee)

24'

2"

7'

8"

2'

10"

4,250

1,750

Pearson Lark 24

24'

0"

8'

0"

4'

0"

4,300

1,500

Stone Horse 23

23'

4"

7'

1"

3'

6"

4,490

2,000

Dolphin 24 (O'Day)

24'

2"

7'

8"

2'

10"

4,500

1,440

Paceship Westwind 24

23'

11"

7'

11"

2'

2"

4,600

2,370

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

18.1

277

246

5.8

21.1

406

4 or 5

4' 8"

16.7

303

246

5.8

20.5

456

4

4' 5"

19.9

325

280

5.7

24.2

329

2

3' 9"

17.1

293

246

5.8

22.3

370

4

4' 8"

17.9

345

231

5.7

22.7

326

4

5' 6"

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