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Feeling 850 fin keel

The Feeling 850, here in "fin keel" version, is a 27’11” monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Briand. She was built by Kirié (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1983 and 1989 with 313 hulls completed.

The Feeling 850 belongs to the Feeling range. The Feeling 850 has also been marketed as Elite 30.

Kirié Feeling 850
Feeling 850's   Main Features
Model Feeling 850
Version Fin keel
Type of hull Monohull
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Briand
Range Feeling
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1983
Last built hull 1989
Number of hulls built 313
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 2
Standard public price (indicative only) N/A
Feeling 850's   Main dimensions
Hull length 27’ 11”
Waterline length 24’ 5”
Beam (width) 10’ 6”
Draft 5’ 7”
Mast height from DWL 42’ 8”
Light displacement 6173 lbs
Ballast weight 2315 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
French customs tonnage 7.65 Tx
Feeling 850's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 474 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 840 sq.ft
Mainsail area 172 sq.ft
Genoa area 301 sq.ft
Solent area 221 sq.ft
Jib area 172 sq.ft
Stormjib area 61 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 667 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle 0 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 36’ 1”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 11’
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 30’ 4”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 10’ 4”
Feeling 850'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.
22.15
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.
39.26
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.
192
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.
38 %
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.
6.62 knots
Feeling 850's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 8 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 6.6 gal
Feeling 850's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 1
Berth(s) 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 23.8 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 10.6 gal
Maximum headroom 5’ 11”
Galley headroom 5’ 11”
Head headroom 5’ 8”
Feeling 850's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 5’ 10”
Saloon table length 3’ 6”
Saloon table width (min/max) 1’ 10” / 3’
Saloon width (min/max) 5’ 4” / 7’ 10”
Berth length 6’ 5”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 1’ 7”
1’ 6”
1’ 4”
1’ 1”
Feeling 850's   Fore cabin
Berth length 6’ 5”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 5’ 2”
3’ 11”
2’ 4”
1’
Feeling 850's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 8”
Berth length 6’ 1”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 4’ 11”
4’ 5”
3’ 8”
2’ 7”

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