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Review of Armor 700


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Armor 700 is a small sailboat.

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Keel

The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 1.25 - 1.35 meter (4.10 - 4.40 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


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 Armor 700 is about 115 kg/cm, alternatively 646 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 115 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 646 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 Armor 700 is 2.83.

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 7.0 m(22.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet 7.0 m(22.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 17.5 m(57.3 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet15.4 m(50.4 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)

Boat owner's ideas

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Finally

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