Stability Checks | SB20 Class

Stability Checks

The keel will ultimately be as heavy as the weight study will allow but I am aiming for 50% ballast ratio minimum. Stability is all important because it makes the boat fast and easy to sail.” […]

As with the 1720 the boat should be unsinkable with the hatch closed.  The cockpit and bow sprit shelf is self draining, there are no ropes underdecks, the mast is deck stepped, and there is no way for water to get in when the hatch is closed.  The performance of the boat, especially on a beam reach will be electric, but because of the stability it is effortless.  ” […]

Tony Castro, SB20 designer, on stability, April 2001

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