AS29

04/02/2000

Design Information

[Interior] [Tanton Version] [Sail Reports]
As29f Gaff Cat Yawl

Gaff Cat Yawl,
flat bottom with vertical sides,
inboard ballasted,
2 centerboards (bilgeboards),
both masts in tabernacel for easy lowering,
counterweighted formast swings through open bow.

LOA

29'6"

Beam

7'10"

Draft (boards up)

~1'1"

Displ.

~ 7300 lbs

Sail area:

 

  Main 

311 sq ft

  Mizzen

52 sq ft

  Reaching spinnaker

119 sq ft

Power:

 

  Long shaft OB (max.75 lbs.)

5-15 hp

Headroom (in galley)

6'+

Interior

She has a conventional layout with the exception of the dubble bunk aft and the ladder standing athwartships.

You can find images of the first boats sailing on Tim J. Fatchen's   Page.

Square Boats Page

The first Advanced Sharpie sketch appeared in Common Sense Newsletter # 44, January 7, 1989

AS29entwurf02

First sailing tests with the prototype AS29 let to the conclusion there might be something wrong with her fore foot. So Phil Bolger came up with an extension. As far as I know did  no one give it a try and moving part of the inboard ballast more aft seemed to solve the problem.

AS29forefoot

The AS29 and 74 other unconventional designs can be found in his book:
Boats with an Open Mind, International Marine, Camden, Maine.

Send email to the designer Philip C. Bolger