Review of Vindö 40

Vindö 40
Vindö 40 anno 1976. Meget flot og velholdt båd.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Vindö 40 is a sailboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Carl Andersson together with John H. V. Lindblom also from Sweden in the early seventies. Several hundred boats have been produced. The Vindö 40 is built by the Swedish yard Nötesund Varv AB.

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Interior of Vindö 40 anno 1979.
The interior is like many other boats made of mahogany.
The boat is equipped with 5-6 berths.

Cockpit of Vindö 40 anno 1979.
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.

The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MD2B engine at 25.0 hp (18 kW), which gives a max speed about 5.4 knots.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 40 liters (10 US gallons, 8 imperial 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 Vindö 40 is 1.72, 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 6.6 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 Vindö 40 is about 148 kg/cm, alternatively 830 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 148 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 830 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 Vindö 40 is 28.6 - 32.3.

Low High 90% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 90% 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 Vindö 40 is 3.20.

Wide Slim 54% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 54% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy hull design.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)
What is Displacement Length Ratio?
The DL-ratio for Vindö 40 is 323 which categorizes this boat among 'medium weight cruisers'.

Heavy Light 21% 0 50 100
21% 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 Vindö 40 with ISO 8666 reference sail is 13.0, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 15.5.

Low High 14% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 14% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Vindö 40 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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Guiding dimensions of running rig
Mainsail halyard 26.4 m(86.7 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard26.4 m(86.7 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker halyard26.4 m(86.7 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Jib sheet 9.4 m(30.9 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Genoa sheet9.4 m(30.9 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Mainsheet 23.6 m(77.3 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Spinnaker sheet20.7 m(68.1 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Cunningham3.5 m(11.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Kickingstrap7.1 m(23.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Clew-outhaul7.1 m(23.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)

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