Review of Nordson Handy

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Nordson Handy is a small dinghy designed by the Swedish maritime architect Ugo von Segebaden in the early sixties.

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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 Nordson Handy is about 26 kg/cm, alternatively 146 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 26 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 146 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 Nordson Handy is 2.39.

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Compared with other similar dinghies it is slimmer than 58% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy hull design.


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