Review of Magnifik Midget

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Magnifik Midget is a small sailboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Bruno Boström in the mid sixties. Several hundred boats have been produced. The Magnifik Midget is built by the Swedish yard Monark-Crescent AB.

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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.

The interior is like many other boats made of mahogany.
The boat is equipped with 4 berths, a galley and toilet facility.

The boat is typically equipped with a Färe Göta engine at 6.0 hp (4 kW), which gives a max speed about 4.5 knots.

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 Magnifik Midget is 1.91, 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 5.8 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 Magnifik Midget is about 81 kg/cm, alternatively 457 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 81 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 457 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 Magnifik Midget is 17.8.

Low High 69% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 69% of all similar sailboat designs. This comfort value is just above average.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Magnifik Midget is 3.30.

Wide Slim 88% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 88% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)
What is Displacement Length Ratio?
The DL-ratio for Magnifik Midget is 205 which categorizes this boat among 'light crusers & offshore racers'.

Heavy Light 50% 0 50 100
50% of all similar sailboat designs are categorized as heavier. This boat has a precise average ratio between displacement and length!

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)
What is SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)?
The SA/D for Magnifik Midget with ISO 8666 reference sail is 14.7, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 17.5.

Low High 27% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 27% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Magnifik Midget is 21

Slow Fast 21% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 21 which means that a it is faster than 21% of all similar sailboat designs.


Dimensions of sail.
mainsail specifications genoa specifications spinnaker specifications
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Guiding dimensions of running rig
Mainsail halyard 17.6 m(57.6 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard17.6 m(57.6 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Spinnaker halyard17.6 m(57.6 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib sheet 7.0 m(23.0 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet7.0 m(23.0 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 17.5 m(57.4 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet15.4 m(50.5 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Cunningham2.5 m(8.4 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Kickingstrap5.1 m(16.7 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Clew-outhaul5.1 m(16.7 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)

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