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Feeling 326 centerboard (Trunk)

The Feeling 326, here in "centerboard (Trunk)" version, is a 31’4” monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Harlé and Alain Mortain. She was built by Kirié (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1987 and 1999 with 335 hulls completed.

The Feeling 326 belongs to the Feeling range. The Feeling 326 has also been marketed as Elite 326 and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Deep draft and Shoal draft.

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Feeling 326's   Main Features
Model Feeling 326
Version Centerboard (Trunk)
Type of hull Monohull
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Harlé
Alain Mortain
Range Feeling
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1987
Last built hull 1999
Number of hulls built 335
Appendages Centerboard
Helm 1 tiller (helm wheel in option)
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 2
Standard public price (indicative only) N/A
Feeling 326's   Main dimensions
Length overall 32’ 6”
Hull length 31’ 4”
Waterline length 27’ 2”
Beam (width) 11’ 1”
Waterline beam (width) 8’ 11”
Draft 5’ 2”
Draft when appendages up 2’ 5”
Mast height from DWL 42’ 8”
Fore freeboard 3’ 11”
Mid-ship freeboard 3’ 4”
Light displacement 8047 lbs
Maximum displacement 9744 lbs
Ballast weight 3219 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron interior ballast with glass-fiber/polyester centerboard
French customs tonnage 9.31 Tx
Feeling 326's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 587 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 994 sq.ft
Mainsail area 213 sq.ft
Genoa area 374 sq.ft
Solent area 312 sq.ft
Jib area 108 sq.ft
Stormjib area 68 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 782 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 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 40’ 7”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 11’ 11”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 35’ 1”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 10’ 10”
Feeling 326's   Performances
HN (French rating) 17.0
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.
23.01
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.
38.97
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.
182
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.
40 %
Wetted surface 224 sq.ft
Righting moment @ 1°iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.
Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle.
625 lbs.ft
Maximum transverse section 11 sq.ft
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.
6.98 knots
Feeling 326's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 18 HP / 28 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 30.4 gal
Feeling 326's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 2
Berth(s) 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 50.2 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 26.4 gal
Maximum headroom 5’ 11”
Head headroom 5’ 7”
Feeling 326's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 5’ 10”
Saloon table length 3’ 1”
Saloon table width (min/max) 3’ 4” / 4’
Berth length 5’ 11”
Berth width (head/feet) 1’ 7”
Feeling 326's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 5”
Berth length 7’ 2”
Berth width (head/feet) 5’ 11”
0’ 6”
Feeling 326's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’
Berth length 6’ 4”
Berth width (head/feet) 5’ 6”
3’ 6”

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