Review of Junker 22

Junker 22
Junker 22. Junker 22 er tit leveret som byggesæt, men enkelte har valgt kun at købe skroget, for derefter at lade en bådebygger udføre resten efter kundens ønsker. Denne er færdigapteret i Skagen.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Junker 22 is a small sailboat designed by the Danish maritime architect Arne Borghegn in the early seventies. Several hundred boats have been produced. The Junker 22 is built by the Danish yard Holstebro Plastværk A/S.

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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.

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

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.

An outboard motor is often used on this boat. In that case the boat will typically require a power of 3 - 4 hp, alternatively 65 - 78 lbs thrust if you prefer an electrical motor. Electric outboards are becoming popular for sailboat owners who want clean instant power with less noise and no exhaust fumes.

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 Junker 22 is 1.76, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.

Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed
What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?
The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 5.7 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

Immersion rate
The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Junker 22 is about 72 kg/cm, alternatively 408 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 72 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 408 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.

Motion Comfort Ratio
What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?
The Motion Comfort Ratio for Junker 22 is 21.6.

Low High 95% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 95% of all similar sailboat designs. This is a comfort value significantly above average.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Junker 22 is 3.28.

Wide Slim 93% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 93% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design. This type of design is also referred to as 'needle'.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)
What is Displacement Length Ratio?
The DL-ratio for Junker 22 is 246 which categorizes this boat among 'light crusers & offshore racers'.

Heavy Light 24% 0 50 100
24% of all similar sailboat designs are categorized as heavier. A heavy displacement combined with smaller water plane area has lower acceleration and is more comfortable.

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)
What is SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)?
The SA/D for Junker 22 with ISO 8666 reference sail is 14.9, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 17.3.

Low High 24% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 24% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Junker 22 is 14

Slow Fast 14% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 14 which means that a it is faster than 14% of all similar sailboat designs.


Dimensions of sail for masthead rig.
mainsail specifications genoa specifications spinnaker specifications
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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
Mainsail halyard 18.8 m(61.7 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard18.8 m(61.7 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Spinnaker halyard18.8 m(61.7 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib sheet 6.5 m(21.3 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet6.5 m(21.3 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 16.2 m(53.3 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet14.3 m(46.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Cunningham2.9 m(9.5 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Kickingstrap5.8 m(19.0 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Clew-outhaul5.8 m(19.0 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)

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