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Review of Albatros mini


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Albatros mini is a small sailboat.

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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

Note: the boat has also been sold to be self-made/-interiored, which means that the quality of each boat may vary.


Keel

The Albatros mini is equipped with a long keel. A long keel provide a better directional stability than a similar boat with a fin keel; on the other hand, better directional stability means also that the boat is more difficult to handle in a harbour with less space.

The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 0.80 - 0.90 meter (2.62 - 2.92 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


Engine

Albatros mini is typically equipped with an engine.


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.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Albatros mini is about 75 kg/cm, alternatively 423 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 75 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 423 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 mini is 2.83.

Wide Slim 73% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 73% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy 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 5.7 m(18.5 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Genoa sheet 5.7 m(18.5 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Mainsheet 14.1 m(46.3 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Spinnaker sheet12.4 m(40.8 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)

Boat owner's ideas

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Finally

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