Members' Online Book: Z-Adventure 40, Chapter 7 of 16

Adventure 40 Hull Specification

The McCurdy and Rhodes Custom 38 Selkie

The McCurdy and Rhodes Custom 38 Selkie, is just about the same length and displacement as the Adventure 40. Photo, kindness of Ian McCurdy. (Don’t worry about the big overlapping genoa, this post is about hull forms, rig is another post.)

This post was originally written months before Erik designed the Adventure 40 but it is still worth reading because it defines the goals for the hull form that we are working toward.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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