Golant Gaffer

Roger Dongray


  • Length

    18' 9" - 5.80m

  • Beam

    7' 0" - 2.13m

  • Draft

    2' 9" - 0.83m

  • Weight (kg)

    1500

  • Sail Area

    265 sq ft - 24.61 sq m

  • Time to build (estimate)

    18 months weekends

She is a tough little boat, a ballast ratio of 45% and a hull with good form stability makes her very stiff and able to carry her full sail at the top end of a Force 4. Complete control of all sails is from the cockpit as both headsails are roller furled and all halyards lead to the cockpit. The mainsail, topping lift and reefing lines are all within easy reach by standing in the safety of the companionway. When reducing sail in stronger winds good balance is obtained by using different combinations of sail from one reef in the mainsail with jib, down to two reefs and the staysail. 

Although it would be possible to sleep on the cockpit seats, the design is really a two berth boat. The toilet through the folding door uses a Portapotti, although small sea toilets have been installed by some owners. Headroom is limited to keep the profile to the deck which is so important in a small boat and this is borne out by the flattering comments we have received. The galley consists of a non-gimballed two burner/grill gas cooker and a lift out washing bowl which when covered forms a small chart table. This area has plenty of lockers and shelves.

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