The Perfect Sailboat

      LUCKY GIRL

This is my next, my fifth and my last sailboat, which I hope to start building in fall of 2016. I have been wanting to build a sailboat for 50 years, since I was ten years old. I like to think of it as The Perfect Sailboat, as designed by Robert H. Perry Yacht Designers Inc. We have chosen Betts Boats, of Anacortes, WA, as the builder.  I think of her as the perfect boat because there is not one single thing I would change. I would not make it one inch longer, one inch shorter, one pound heavier. The entire  layout is exactly what I want to the fraction of an inch. The boat is perfect.

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For a special high resolution vector version of the above rendering in Acrobat format, please click this link: Sail Plan    [to zoom in and out of the .pdf image press the control key and scroll mouse wheel or mouse over lower right hand corner of image for zoom tools]

Deck Plan for LUCKY GIRL.

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For a special high resolution vector version of the above rendering in Acrobat format, please click this link: Deck Plan

The final accommodation plan for my new LUCKY GIRL. Bob and I put a lot of time into getting every part of the boat optimized, without adding any more freeboard or length or weight than necessary. I want to be able to use the boat when I am older and a long jump down to the dock when I come in is not what my old knees are looking forward to. So keeping the freeboard as low as possible was a real priority for me.

Interior Layout for LUCKY GIRL.

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 For a special high resolution vector version of the above rendering in Acrobat format, please click this link: Layout A

[to jump to the lines drawings of the hull, click here] Lines Drawings

Sailing with my wife of 30 years, Bokhee on our Tartan 37 LUCKY GIRL

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This is why I need a separate engine room, so my wife will like to go sailing with me (click for larger view)

Sailing with little relatives and friends on our Tartan 37 LUCKY GIRL

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Grandson Bram and friend playing in the cockpit of LUCKY GIRL [click for larger image]

Dave and grandson Bram on the Tartan 37.

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[jump to next page] Design Parameters

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