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ARAMIS

 

RICHARD CARLSON

 

Carlson 30

 

R.O.R.C. Class III

 

LOA          30' 30"   (9.22m)

LWL          24'         (7.35m)

Beam        8' 11"     (2.71m)

Draft         5' 2.5"    (1.58m)

 

3.5 tons

 

950kg (lead)

 

1966

 

1968  (estimated)

 

ASTILLEROS GALLART, Arenys de Mar (Barcelona), Spain

 

10  (6 exported to the US and 4 remaining in Spain)

Click here for information on onther known Carlson 30s

 

Top-nailed strip-plank with ladder frame and partial bulkheads.

 

Hull -  Mahogany from Guinea (also known as Samanquita)

Mast - Douglas Pine (hollow)

Boom - Spruce

Deck - Teak planks on ply

 

2 singles in forepeak (converted to 1 double with insert)

2 singles in cabin with lee cloths

 

Masthead Marconi (Bermuda)

 

26m2    Genoa (140%) with roller furling

17m2    Fully battend main with slab reefing and lazyjacks

48m2    Assymetrical Gennaker

 

 

Albin AD2 - 20hp (SAE), 16hp (DIN)

 

Diesel (stainless-steel)  45l

Black-water polythene 50l

Fresh water 80l (estimated) in two tanks

 

Starter 80Ah 2012

Service 2x 130Ah Victron gel deep cycle (2015)

 

 

 

The following indicative design ratios will give an idea of how ARAMIS compares with a selection of vessels from bluewater cruisers, to plodders, to racers:

 

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One can surmise that ARAMIS was a relatively sporty boat for her epoque.

 

However, she is very much in the "zone" of balance between speed, comfort and stability when compared with modern designs.

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