Gladiator with a cabin house

Long Sailboat Plan

24' 0" 24' 0" 20' 0" 4' 0" 33' 6"

outboard or inboard 4 to 9 hp 53%

C. William Lapworth Continental Plastics 1958?-1966? 298 sq. ft. portable 10 gal.

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

24' 0" 24' 0" 20' 0" 4' 0" 33' 6"

outboard or inboard 4 to 9 hp 53%

Designer: Builder:

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

C. William Lapworth Continental Plastics 1958?-1966? 298 sq. ft. portable 10 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 5,700 lbs.

Sixteen-year-old Robin Lee Graham sailed Dove, a used L24 modified for ocean voyaging, starting in July, 1965, and getting most of the way around the world (from California westward to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands) by November, 1968, before switching to an Allied Luders 33 to complete his circumnavigation in 1970. Graham subsequently wrote the book, Dove. An early ad for the L24 is headlined, "Three outstanding 24s," but strangely, no further mention is made of the other two, which are the Gladiator 24 (page 292), a raiseddeck version with the same rig but slightly less sail area and a slight shift in mast position, and the Spartan 24, a no-frills economy model based on the L24. The early L24 design was billed as displacing 4,350 pounds, but later somehow lost 500 pounds to end up at the weight shown here. Best features: The comparatively long deep keel on the L24 (and the Gladiator 24) versus her comps provides considerable directional stability (i.e., ability to keep sailing in one direction without needing to correct the course using the helm or sail trim). Worst features: Like all her comps except one, the L24's draft is too deep for convenient trailer-sailing.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Cal 24-2

24' 0"

7' 9"

4' 0"

3,700

1,400

Lapworth 24

24' 0"

7' 9"

4' 0"

3,850

2,050

Gladiator 24

24' 0"

7' 6"

4' 0"

3,850

2,050

Seafarer 24K (23)

22' 10"

7' 10"

3' 9"

3,910

1,400

Seafarer 24C (23)

22' 10"

7' 10"

1' 9"

3,920

1,407

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

18.3

235

228

5.9

18.0

420

4

4' 0"

19.1

215

249

6.0

19.0

378

4

5' 0"

17.1

215

249

6.0

19.0

359

4

4' 9"

16.6

195

240

6.1

17.8

372

5

4' 9"

16.5

196

243

6.1

17.3

372

5

4' 9"

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