The Westerly GK 29, a masthead sloop, was designed by Mike Pocock and built in the UK by Westerly Marine Ltd.
Underwater Profile: Fin Keel & Transom-Hung Rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 29'0" (8.0m)
Waterline Length: 27'7" (8.4m)
Beam: 10'4" (3.2m)
Draft: 5'3" (1.6m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 6,000lb (2,722kg)
Designer: Mike Pocock
Builder: Westerly Marine Ltd (UK)
Year First Built: 1978
Year Last Built: 1981
Number Built: 182
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: Not published
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 50.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 128
4. Comfort Ratio: 14.8
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.3
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1. The Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of the Westerly GK29 is not published but it's clear from her performance on the water is than she's no slouch.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 50.0 means that the Westerly GK29 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 128, tells us the Westerly GK29 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 14.8 suggests that the Westerly GK29 will have the motion underway to that of a lightweight racing boat. Crew comfort will often be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Upwind in lively conditions the Westerly GK29 will slam enough to shake your fillings out with a motion that most cruising sailors have no desire to get used to.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula of 2.3 tells us that a Westerly GK29 would not be as good a choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making, owing to the increased risk of capsize in strong winds and heavy seas when compared to a sailboat with a CSF of less than 2.0.
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