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Review of Naver 29


Naver 29
Naver 29 anno 1980.


Basic specs.

boat specifications
The Naver 29 is a sailboat designed by the Danish maritime architect Arne Borghegn in the mid seventies. The Naver 29 is built by the Danish yard Holstebro Plastværk A/S.

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Interior
The boat is equipped with 5 berths.
The headroom is above average

Rig
The boat has 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.

Keel
The boat has a fin keel which means that it is more manoeuvrable but has less directional stability than a similar boat with a long keel. The keel is made of iron. Many people prefer lead keel in favour of iron. The main argument is that lead is much heavier than iron and a lead keel can therefore be made smaller which again result in less wet surface, i.e. less drag. In fact iron is quite heavy, just 30% less heavy than lead, so the advantage of a lead keel is often overstated. As the surface of a finn type keel is just a fraction of the total wet surface, the difference between an iron keel and a lead keel can in reality be ignored for cruising yachts. Naver 29 can enter most marinas as the draft is just about 1.50 - 1.60 meter (4.92 - 5.22 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

Engine
The boat is typical equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MD6A engine at 10.0 hp (7 kW), which gives a max speed about 4.1 knots.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 30 liters (7 US gallons).

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 Naver 29 is 1.90, 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 6.3 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 Naver 29 is about 127 kg/cm, alternative 714 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 127 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternative, if you load 714 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 22,000 boat types and 350,000 data points.

Motion Comfort Ratio
What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?
The Motion Comfort Ratio for Naver 29 is 24.0.

Low High 58% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 58% of all similar sailboat designs. A comfort value is just above average.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Naver 29 is 3.14.

Wide Slim 58% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 58% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy hull design.


Ballast Ratio
What is a Ballast Ratio?
The ballast ratio for Naver 29 is 39%.

Low High 42% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 42% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) just below average.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)
What is Displacement Length Ratio?
The DL-ratio for Naver 29 is 292 which categorizes this boat among 'medium weight cruisers'.

Heavy Light 31% 0 50 100
31% 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 Naver 29 with ISO 8666 reference sail is 14.8, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 17.7.

Low High 34% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 34% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Naver 29 is 27

Slow Fast 27% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 27 which means that a it is faster than 27% of all similar sailboat designs.

Maintenance

Bottom Paint
When buying anti-fouling bottom paint, it's nice to know how much to buy. The surface of the wet bottom is about 22m2 (236 ft2).
Based on this, your favourite maritime shop can tell you the quantity you need.
Note: If you use a paint roller you will need more paint than if you use a paintbrush.

Rig
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
UsageLengthDiameter
Mainsail halyard 26.0 m(85.5 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard26.0 m(85.5 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Spinnaker halyard26.0 m(85.5 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib sheet 8.8 m(28.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet8.8 m(28.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 22.0 m(72.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet19.4 m(63.5 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Cunningham2.8 m(9.4 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Kickingstrap5.7 m(18.7 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Clew-outhaul5.7 m(18.7 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)


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