Hoyt Jib Boom System
The mast, boom, spreaders and jib club boom are all clear anodized. The standing rigging is stainless steel and the running rigging is dacron. Control devices include a vang under the main boom and an adjustable backstay using Harken Magicbox leads under the deck and is controled at the aft of the cockpit. Also, several adjustable controls are run internal to the spars or under deck to provide a clean uncluttered boat.
The decks fiberglass is 100% hand laid-up and cored with end grain balsa to give it stiffness without adding to the weight of the boat. The deck is white gel coat with molded in diamond shape non-skid for sure footing.
The cockpit is long, comfortably seating up to eight. The cockpit sole has two large hatch openings for easy access to the bilge. The mainsail cam cleat is mounted on a barney post for easy control of the mainsail.
The cuddy design of the deck incorporates a shelf that accommodates almost all of the sail controls - dual jib sheets, jib sock halyard, jib roller furling line, main cunningham, main halyard, lazy jacks, jib outhaul and mainsail reef line. All of these lines are lead under the deck to reduce deck clutter and windage.
An advanced jib club boom is standard. Designed by Gary Hoyt, this self-tacking jib boom does not need a boom vang. It holds the jib in good trim at all wind angles. A roller furling system makes jib handling even easier.
Hull and Keel:
The one-piece hull is 100% hand laid-up fiberglass. W. D. Schock Corporation has engineered and built the hull to yield maximum strength and rigidity, with reinforcement in areas where large loads may be exerted. High gloss white gel coat is used.
To support the keel, a hand laid-up fiberglass keel grid is bonded to the hull. This adds strength to the hull and makes it very easy to clean the bilge.
The main bulkhead is placed forward of the keel grid. It is bonded to both the keel grid and the forepeak liner, adding strength to the hull form. The main bulkhead has a smooth fiberglass finish on both sides. The forepeak has a cabin sole with access to the bilge. There are two ice chests, one port and one starboard. The sides of the forepeak are finished fiberglass, providing a clean, tailored look.
Lead ballast totaling 900 pounds is encased in a fiberglass shell. Eight stainless steel keel bolts are used to attach the fin to the hull. The unique design offers maximum lift and minimum drag while the bulb design locates more weight down low to increase the righting moment of the boat.
The keel is also designed with a keel sump, so any water in the bilge will be collected at a low point and then pumped overboard.
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