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Review of Mandau


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Mandau is a small motorboat designed by the German maritime architect J. Segger. The Mandau is built by the German yard Primaboot GmbH.

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Hull
The hull is made of plywood.

Interior
The boat is equipped with 2 berths.

Keel


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with an outboard engine.


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.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Mandau is about 84 kg/cm, alternatively 472 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 84 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 472 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.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Mandau is 3.15.

Wide Slim 100% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 100% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design. This type of design is also referred to as 'needle'.


Curiosities

Powerboat?

In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 42 kW (57 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


Maintenance

Boat owner's ideas

This section shown boat owner's changes, improvements, etc. Here you might find inspiration for your boat.

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Finally

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