Design # 82; TAYLOR 41’s
Built by: Mark Lindsay Boatbuilders, Gloucester, MA
SHEERNESS & ORION; launched in 1993
Photo by Anne Taylor
DESIGN #82: 41 ft LOA Grand Prix ‘IMS’ Racer 7/14/93
LOA 41.1 ft Sail Area (RSAT) 978 ft^2
LWL 32.9 ft ‘IM’ 54.9 ft
Max Beam 13.0 ft ‘J’ 15.8 ft
Draft 8.0 ft ‘P’ 48.5 ft
Disp (Meas Trim) 15,750 lbs ‘E’ 16.5 ft
Ballast 9,000 lbs PHRF 51sec/mi
Spar: 3-spreader masthead
Rigging: Discontinuos rod
Winches: 8 total; Primaries, Secondaries, Halyards & Runners
Electronics: Ockham or B&G
Engine: 35 hp Yanmar Diesel w/sail drive
The Hull is to consist of unidirectional and biaxial ‘S-Glass’ skins over cores of H-80 ‘Divinycell’ PVC foam and AL-600 ‘Baltek’ balsa above the waterline and H-80 and ‘Airex’ PVC below. There are high concentrations of unidirectional ‘S-Glass’ (in lieu of carbon fibre, currently outlawed for IMS) along the hull backbone and bilge stringers. An integrated gridwork of deep keel floors, partial bulkheads, longitudinals and ring frames supports the rig and keel loads, contols headstay tension, and prevents shell distortion.
The Deck is a similar laminate of ‘S-Glass’ skins over the same Divinycell foam and Balsa cores used in the Hull, with high density foam core and additional laminate in way of all deck hardware. Unidirectional ‘S-Glass’ reinforcements are carefully oriented to resist the heavy compression loads imposed on the deck by the headstay, backstay and mast. Methodical weight control is a high priority, and all modings and components are carefully weighed before assembly.
This design is a development of the TAYLOR 42, which recently won her IMS Class at Block Island for the third year in a row.