C-Lark

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C-Lark
C-Lark logo.svg
Class symbol
C-Lark in Gig Harbor.jpg
Development
DesignerDon Clark
LocationUnited States
Year1964
No. built1400
Builder(s)Clark Boat Company
Douglass & McLeod
NameC-Lark
Boat
Boat weight295 lb (134 kg)
Draft3.50 ft (1.07 m) with centerboard down
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA14.00 ft (4.27 m)
LWL14.00 ft (4.27 m)
Beam5.70 ft (1.74 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecenterboard
Ballastnone
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
Sails
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Total sail area133 sq ft (12.4 m2)

The C-Lark is an American sailboat, that was designed by Don Clark and first built in 1964.[1][2]

Production[edit]

The design was built by the Clark Boat Company in Kent, Washington, United States starting in 1964 and also by Douglass & McLeod. Production ended in 1979. During its 15-year production run 1400 examples of the design were completed.[1][2][3][4]

Design[edit]

The C-Lark is a recreational dinghy, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has a fractional sloop rig, a plumb stem, a vertical transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a retractable centerboard keel. It displaces 295 lb (134 kg).[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 3.50 ft (1.07 m) with the centreboard extended and 0.75 ft (0.23 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[1][2]

The design has a hull speed of 5.02 kn (9.30 km/h).[2]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Browning, Randy (2018). "C-Lark sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "C-Lark". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 2 April 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Clark Boat Company 1960-1984". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Douglass & McLeod 1951-1971". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.