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10m Solar Cruiser
A long-standing friend and client, Dave Cox, who previously commissioned, Magic Carpet, the L26 and C26 classes, the L34 class, decided he once again would like to build a wooden boat similar to the L34 ( 90 built) but updated, and set up short handed cruising. So we took the L34, filled the stern slightly, shortened the bow overhang, and deepened the underbody slightly with more rocker to accept more "cruising weight". We put the mast slightly further forward (bigger main) and completely re-designed the keel to be a wing bulb, more "cruisy" than the L34, but deeper than the H34 keels. I designed the structure round widely spaced ply webs / furniture which means very little extra structure after putting on the strip planking. Very little waste as the jig is mostly permanent internal "furniture" cut out with a jig saw on ply from full scale mylar templates. Construction is "self jigging", very quick and easy. In common with most wood boats these days, advantage is taken of epoxy and GRP cloth in parts of the construction to make what is really a low maintanance wood/epoxy/composite vessel.

The boat sails very well, and a delighted Dave regularly "blitzes" the L34's!

LENGTH OVERALL 10.350 Meters
LENGTH DATUM WATERLINE 8.580 Meters
BEAM MAX 3.350 Meters
DRAFT DWL 1.850 Meters
DISPLACEMENT DWL 3400 Kilograms
LIGHT SHIP CONDITION 4100 Kilograms
BALLAST LEAD WING/BULB 1200 Kilograms
STEEL BALLAST FIN 200 Kilograms
FIN DIESEL TANK 120 Liters

ENGINE YANMAR 2GM 14 KW (18 HP)

WORKING JIB 21 Sq Meters
MAINSAIL (Excl./ Incl. Roach) 27/31 Sq Meters
CODE #1 36 Sq Meters
GENNEKER 54 Sq Meters

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