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Feeling 920 keel and centerboard

The Feeling 920, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 30’4” monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Harlé. She was built by Kirié (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1981 and 1986 with 370 hulls completed.

The Feeling 920 belongs to the Feeling range. The Feeling 920 has also been marketed as Elite 32 and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Deep draft.

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Feeling 920's   Main Features
Model Feeling 920
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Harlé
Range Feeling
Construction Hull and deck:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1981
Last built hull 1986
Number of hulls built 370
Appendages Centerboard :
Centerboard in the keel
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 semi-spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 2
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Feeling 920's   Main dimensions
Length overall 31’ 8”
Hull length 30’ 4”
Waterline length 25’ 6”
Beam (width) 10’ 7”
Waterline beam (width) 9’
Draft 6’ 4”
Draft when appendages up 3’ 1”
Mast height from DWL 42’ 8”
Light displacement 8488 lbs
Maximum displacement 9370 lbs
Ballast weight 3307 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
French customs tonnage 11.40 Tx
Feeling 920's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 560 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 985 sq.ft
Mainsail area 210 sq.ft
Genoa area 350 sq.ft
Solent area 280 sq.ft
Jib area 163 sq.ft
Stormjib area 70 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 775 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
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) 39’ 7”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 11’ 10”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 33’ 6”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 11’ 2”
Feeling 920's   Performances
HN (French rating) 18.0
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.
21.17
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.
37.25
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.
232
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.
39 %
Wetted surface 218 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.
473 lbs.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.
6.77 knots
Feeling 920's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 9 HP / 18 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 9.2 gal
Feeling 920's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 2
Berth(s) 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 34.3 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 23.8 gal
Galley headroom 6’
Head headroom 5’ 10”
Feeling 920's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Saloon table length 3’ 2”
Saloon table width (min/max) 2’ 10”
Saloon width (min/max) 5’ 4” / 7’ 1”
Berth length 6’ 1”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 1’ 10”
1’ 8”
1’ 6”
1’ 1”
Feeling 920's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 5”
Berth length 7’ 2”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 4’ 6”
4’ 8”
2’ 10”
1’ 2”
Feeling 920's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 8”
Berth length 5’ 11”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 4’ 11”
4’ 6”
3’ 4”
2’ 6”

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