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Review of Albatros 33


Albatros 33
Albatros 33 anno 1986.

Basic specs.

sail specifications


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Hull

The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.


Interior

The boat is equipped with 5 berths and 250.0 liter fresh water capacity.


Rig

The boat equipped with a masthead rig. The advantage of a masthead rig is its simplicity and the fact that a given sail area - compared with a fractional rig - can be carried lower and thus with less heeling moment.


Keel

The boat can enter most marinas as the draft is just about 1.50 - 1.60 meter (4.92 - 5.22 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


Engine

Albatros 33 is typically equipped with an inboard Bukh DV36 diesel engine at 36.0 hp (26 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 250.0 liters (66 US gallons, 54 imperial gallons).


Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Stability and Safety

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Albatros 33 is 1.50, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Albatros 33 is about 214 kg/cm, alternatively 1200 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 214 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1200 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.


Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Albatros 33 is 3.12.

Slim Wide 58% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 58% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.


Maintenance

Rig

If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.



Guiding dimensions of running rig
UsageLengthDiameter
Jib sheet 10.0 m(32.8 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Genoa sheet10.0 m(32.8 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Mainsheet 25.0 m(82.0 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Spinnaker sheet22.0 m(72.2 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)

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