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Fulmar 32 keel and centerboard

The Fulmar 32, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 31’10” monohull sailboat designed by Edward Dubois. She was built by Westerly (United Kingdom) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1980 and 1991 with 435 hulls completed.

The Fulmar 32 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel and Twin keel.

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Fulmar 32's   Main Features
Model Fulmar 32
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Edward Dubois
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1980
Last built hull 1991
Number of hulls built 435
Appendages Centerboard :
Centerboard in the keel
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Fulmar 32's   Main dimensions
Hull length 31’ 10”
Waterline length 26’
Beam (width) 10’ 11”
Draft 5’ 8”
Draft when appendages up 3’ 6”
Mast height from DWL 42’ 6”
Light displacement 10031 lbs
Ballast weight 4343 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
Fulmar 32's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 566 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1013 sq.ft
Mainsail area 253 sq.ft
Genoa area 313 sq.ft
Solent area 254 sq.ft
Jib area 194 sq.ft
Stormjib area 93 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 760 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 7/8
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 Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 36’ 7”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 11’ 11”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 41’ 6”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 12’ 4”
Fulmar 32's   Performances
HN (French rating) 14.0
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.
19.16
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.
34.27
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.
259
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.
43 %
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.
6.83 knots
Fulmar 32's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 23.8 gal
Fulmar 32's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 1
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 7
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 35.7 gal

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