The Moody 422, a centre-cockpit sloop, was designed by Bill Dixon and built in the UK by Marine Projects Ltd.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 40'8" (12.4m)
Waterline Length: 33'2" (10.4m)
Beam: 13'3" (4.0m)
Draft: 5'9" (1.8m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 21,000lb (9,525kg)
Designer: Bill Dixon
Builder: Marine Projects Ltd (UK)
Year First Built: 1986
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.5
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 40.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 235
4. Comfort Ratio: 28.8
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.5 suggests that the Moody 422 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 40.0 means that the Moody 422 will initially stand up reasonably well to her canvas in a moderate breeze, but she's likely to benefit from a reef in the main to avoid heeling uncomfortably in a gust.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 235, tells us the Moody 422 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 28.8 suggests that crew comfort of a Moody 422 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.9 indicates that a Moody 422 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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