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Sun Shine 38 team / Fin keel

The Sun Shine 38, here in "team / Fin keel" version, is a 36’8” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Tony Castro. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass (Kevlar optionnal) / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1982 and 1989 with about 750 hulls completed.

The Sun Shine 38 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Owner / Keel and centerboard.

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Sun Shine 38's   Main Features
Model Sun Shine 38
Version Team / Fin keel
Type of hull Monohull
Shipyard
Designer Tony Castro
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass (Kevlar optionnal) / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1982
Last built hull 1989
Number of hulls built About 750
Appendages Centerboard :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller (helm wheel in option)
Rudder 1 semi-spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Sun Shine 38's   Main dimensions
Length overall 36’ 5”
Hull length 36’ 8”
Waterline length 30’ 8”
Beam (width) 12’ 7”
Draft 6’ 2”
Draft when appendages up 4’ 1”
Mast height from DWL 55’ 1”
Light displacement 11905 lbs
Ballast weight 5027 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
French customs tonnage 12.16 Tx
Sun Shine 38's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 818 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1453 sq.ft
Mainsail area 301 sq.ft
Genoa area 517 sq.ft
Solent area 409 sq.ft
Jib area 215 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1152 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle 0 °
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 13’ 6”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 40’
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 13’ 6”
Sun Shine 38's   Performances
HN (French rating) 22.0
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.
24.69
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.
43.86
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.
187
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
42 %
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.
7.42 knots
Sun Shine 38's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 30 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 22.5 gal
Sun Shine 38's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 10
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 52.8 gal
Water heater capacity 11.4 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 26.4 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Galley headroom 5’ 11”
Head headroom 5’ 8”
Sun Shine 38's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’
Saloon table length 3’ 7”
Saloon table width 3’ 4”
Sun Shine 38's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 8”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 5’ 6”
Sun Shine 38's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 11”
Berth length 6’ 5”
Berth width 4’ 11”

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