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Catalina Expo 14.2

The Catalina Expo 14.2 is a 14’2” dinghy designed by Frank Butler and Garry Hoyt. She was built by Catalina Yachts (United States) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). The production started in 1997 .
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Catalina Expo 14.2's   Main Features
Model Catalina Expo 14.2
Type of hull Monohull
Category Dinghy
Shipyard
Designer Frank Butler
Garry Hoyt
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1997
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Centerboard
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Catalina Expo 14.2's   Main dimensions
Length overall 15’ 2”
Hull length 14’ 2”
Waterline length 13’ 4”
Beam (width) 6’ 2”
Draft 3’ 6”
Draft when appendages up 0’ 4”
Light displacement 340 lbs
Catalina Expo 14.2's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 104 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 104 sq.ft
Rigging type Cat Boat Marconi
Rotating spars No
Mast position Mast foot integrated on deck
Spars Mast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging No standing rigging
Catalina Expo 14.2's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
33.62
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
33.62
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
66
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
4.88 knots

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