Modified 75 Square Meter Sailboat
|Displacement||9,800 kg||21,600 lb|
|Sail Area||79.3 m^2||854 ft^2|
|Ballast||4,700 kg||10,360 lb|
The K-60 is a modified 75 square meter class. The hull, cabin, and sail plan are true to the Square Meter Rule. The K-60 deviates from the Rule by utilizing a fin keel and spade rudder. The K-60 mast has swept back spreaders and jumper struts to provide fore and aft support. Running backstays are used for headstay tension, but they are not critical for mast support.
Interior accommodations meet the standards put forth by the Square Meter Rule. There is 6'-2" headroom in the galley.
Construction of the K-60 is engineered to meet the requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping's Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Racing Yachts. The K-60 hull is cold molded wood with diagonal planking supported by longitudinal stringers that are in turn supported by transverse frames. Heavy frames amidships support the transverse loads from the keel. The deck is plywood over transverse deck beams. The cockpit and cabin are a one-piece fiberglass molding using E-glass and PVC foam core.