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Class History

Designed in 1965 by Skip Etchells, this 35-foot trailerable keelboat is popular with sailing families and young up-and-comers. But race an Etchells and you’ll also run into sailing greats like Gary Jobson, Russel Coutts, and Dennis Conner. All are attracted to this sleek sloop. And no wonder. It tacks through 70-degrees, is sensitive to subtle tuning and trim adjustments, moves well in a light breeze, and absolutely flies in 20 knots. etchells-sailplan.gif

Boat Specifications

Length: 30 ft 6 in (9.2 m)
Beam: 6 ft 11 in (2.1 m)
LWL: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 4 ft 6 in (1.4 m)
Displacement: 3450 lb (1.56 tonnes)
Keel Weight: 953 kg (2101 lb)
Mainsail: 188 sq ft (17.5 sq m)
Jib: 103 sq ft (0.6 sq m)
Spinnaker: 400 sq ft (37 sq m)

Etchells

4/30/2014

313 - 38 mm Wire Block, Becket304 - 38 mm Wire Block2638 - 40 mm Carbo Double Block2650 - 40 mm Carbo Fixed Head Block2633 - 57 mm Carbo Ratchamatic Cheek Block468 - Micro Cam-Matic Cleat2633 - Carbo Ratchamatic Cheek Block468 - Micro Cam-Matic Cleat2625 - 57 mm Carbo Ratchamatic Block205 - Swivel Base2650 - 40 mm Carbo Fixed Head Block2727 - 22 mm Traveler Car348 - 29 mm Carbo Fixed Head Block300 - 29 mm Wire Block344 - 29 mm Carbo Triple Block468 - Micro Cam-Matic Cleat343 - 29 mm Carbo Double Block, Becket468 - Micro Cam-Matic Cleat150 - Cam-Matic Cleat150 - Cam-Matic Cleat

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Mast Puller

This unique underdeck arrangement bends or straightens the mast by pulling just one line.

2700 - 13 mm Car2704 - Car Control Blocks2706 - 13 mm Track Endstops2638 - 40 mm Carbo Double Block2633 - 57 mm Carbo Ratchamatic Cheek Block150 - Cam-Matic Cleat342 - 29 mm Carbo Double Block348 - 29 mm Carbo Fixed Head Block468 - Micro Cam-Matic Cleat288 - 29 mm Wire Through-Deck Block288 - 29 mm Wire Through-Deck Block348 - 29 mm Carbo Fixed Head Block233 - 22 mm Cheek Block468 - Micro Cam-Matic Cleat

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Jib System

The gross-trim allows the trimmer to sheet in quickly, while the fine-tune permits micro adjustments when the wind is up and the loads are heavy. The lead car adjustment helps shape the sail under load. Both gross-trim and lead car adjustment systems are underdeck to keep things clean.

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