Richard Edlin, boat builder and designerMatakohe, North Auckland, New Zealand
The 100hp Yanmar is installed beneath the dining table to keep weight central, shaft angle modest and for easy access.
Rebb'l - Continued from page 3

Upwind in the light, Rebb'l gave a much better VMG, sailing low rather than pinched. The keel has only a 500mm chord and consequently requires reasonable boat speed to provide lift. The light conditions on the day meant we never saw anything much over 5.5 knots on the log when sailing, however Edlin says he's regularly had Rebb'l up to 15 knots when two-sail reaching in a heavy breeze. In conclusion, no question, the concept of a light displacement, pilothouse motorsailer is highly valid.

SPECIFICATIONS
LOD
10.66M
LWL
10.1M
BOA
3.55M
Draft
2.4M
Displacement(Light)
3600KG
Ballast
1340KG
Ballast Ratio
36%
Designer
Richard Edlin
Engine
Yanmar 4JH3
Horseower
100HP
Water Capacity
350L
Fuel Capacity
280L

While Rebb'l didn't meet Edlin's admittedly high, pre-launch performance target under power, her current ability to cruise at 8.5 knots under power regardless of what Huey delivers or doesn't deliver on the day, opens up cruising possibilities.

As for next time, given a little design tweaking, the 15-knot target under power is achievable while retaining the more than acceptable sailing performance. With most families experiencing increasing pressure on their leisure time, there's a definite niche market for the light displacement, performance motorsailer.

Well-spotted, Richard.

Rebb'l on her first launching day

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