Is she a sloop or a cutter

Long Sailboat Plan

24' 0" 27' 6" 19' 8" 4' 1" 36' 0"

inboard Atomic Four 30 hp 29%

Thomas C. Gillmer Blue Water Boats 1961-1974? 276 sq. ft. 12 gal. 20 gal.

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

24' 0" 27' 6" 19' 8" 4' 1" 36' 0"

inboard Atomic Four 30 hp 29%

Designer: Builder:

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

Thomas C. Gillmer Blue Water Boats 1961-1974? 276 sq. ft. 12 gal. 20 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 11,700 lbs.

A syndicate in Annapolis, MD, calling themselves Blue Water Boats, commissioned Thomas Gillmer to design this perky small cruiser back in 1961, when they announced the boat would be supplied with "mildew-proofed Egyptian cotton working sails." Ah, how times have changed! The rig, incidently, shows a big masthead genoa as well as a 3/4 fractional rig with a diamond strut that looks as though it could poke a hole in the genny if it were trimmed in tight. It's not clear whether a buyer had to choose one sail or the other. In other words, is she a sloop or a cutter? The prominent doghouse provides clear headroom of 5' 7" under its roof, and 8 inches less forward under the trunk cabin.

Best features: The broad bowsprit with a pulpit extended over it gives good purchase for dealing with an anchor. We also like the big portlights in the doghouse, the better to check out one's neighbors in a cozy anchorage. Worst features: Among her comps, she has the lowest Space Index, though 418 is still a respectable number for a "little" 24-footer. Of the four comps listed below, the Blue Water 24 has by far the least enticing accommodations plan. For example, there appears to be no dining table, nor any place to put one. And the enclosed head compartment is located smack dab amidships, leaving only an 18-inch space to stand in front of the galley.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Eastward Ho 24

23' 8"

8' 8"

3' 10"

7,000

3,600

Blue Water 24

24' 0"

8' 7"

4' 1"

7,950

2,275

Pacific Seacraft Dana 24

24' 2"

8' 7"

3' 10"

8,000

3,200

Aquarius Pilot Cutter 24

24' 0"

9' 0"

4' 0"

8,900

3,200

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

12.4

391

269

6.0

28.7

475

4

6' 4"

11.1

467

NA

5.9

33.2

418

4

6' 1"

14.4

364

221

6.2

30.2

535

4

6' 1"

15.3

497

258

6.0

31.0

564

4

6' 3"

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