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Review of Pegasus 800


Pegasus 800
Pegasus 800.

Basic specs.

boat specifications
The Pegasus 800 is a sailboat designed by the maritime architect Gordon V. Harris. The Pegasus 800 is built by the British yard Rydgeway Marine Ltd..

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Hull
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.

Interior
The boat is equipped with 6 berths, a galley and toilet facility.
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. Pegasus 800 can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 1.37 - 1.47 meter (4.49 - 4.79 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

Engine
The boat is typical equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MB2, 50S engine.
The transmission is a saildrive.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 45 liters (11 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 Pegasus 800 is 2.14, indicating that this boat would not 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 6.1 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 Pegasus 800 is about 114 kg/cm, alternative 641 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 114 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternative, if you load 641 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 Pegasus 800 is 16.8.

Low High 34% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 34% of all similar sailboat designs. A comfort value is just below average.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Pegasus 800 is 2.94.

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.

Ballast Ratio
What is a Ballast Ratio?
The ballast ratio for Pegasus 800 is 43%.

Low High 66% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 66% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) just above average.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)
What is Displacement Length Ratio?
The DL-ratio for Pegasus 800 is 212 which categorizes this boat among 'light crusers & offshore racers'.

Heavy Light 58% 0 50 100
58% of all similar sailboat designs are categorized as heavier. A light displacement requires less sailarea and has higher accellerations.

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 19m2 (204 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
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 7.8 m(25.8 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet7.8 m(25.8 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 19.6 m(64.4 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet17.3 m(56.7 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)


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