The Cutlass 27 - an aft-cockpit, long-keeled sloop - was designed by Eric White & Alan Hill and built in the UK by Marine Construction Ltd.
Underwater Configuration: Long keel
Hull Material: GRP (fibreglass)
Length Overall: 27' 0" / 8.23m
Waterline Length: 20' 0" / 6.10m
Beam: 7' 8" / 2.34m
Draft: 4' 6" / 1.37m
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 6,496lb / 2,947kg
Designer: Eric White & Alan Hill
Builder: Marine Construction (UK)
Year First Built: 1967
Number Built: 170
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 13.4
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 50
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 363
4. Comfort Ratio: 30.1
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 13.4 suggests that she'll need a stiff breeze to get her going. In any other conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing will be the way to go
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 50 means that she'll stand up well to her canvas in a blow, enabling her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 363, tells us she's firmly in the ultraheavy displacement category. Load her up as much as you like and her performance will be hardly affected, not that it was ever startling. Few if any sailboats are built to this displacement category these days - but they remain popular with some of the most diehard traditional old salts.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 30.1 suggests that crew comfort in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate offshore cruising boat - most seasoned sailors can handle that.
5. Her Capsize Screening Formula of 1.7 tells us that she would be a better choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making than one with a CS rating of more than 2.0.
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