Review of Colina 353

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Colina 353 is a sailboat.

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The boat can only enter major marinas as the draft is about 2.06 - 2.16 meter (6.76 - 7.06 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

The boat 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.

Stability and Safety
What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?
The capsize screening value for Colina 353 is 1.92, 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 Colina 353 is about 277 kg/cm, alternatively 1553 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 277 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1553 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 Colina 353 is 2.93.

Slim Wide 82% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 82% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.

Ballast Ratio
What is a Ballast Ratio?
The ballast ratio for Colina 353 is 34%.

Low High 21% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 21% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) significantly below average.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Colina 353 is 42

Slow Fast 42% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 42 which means that a it is faster than 42% of all similar sailboat designs.


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
Jib sheet 11.0 m(36.1 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Genoa sheet11.0 m(36.1 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Mainsheet 27.5 m(90.3 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Spinnaker sheet24.2 m(79.5 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)

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