C-Lark

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C-Lark
C-Lark logo.svg
Class symbol
C-Lark in Gig Harbor.jpg
Development
Designer Don Martin
Location United States
Year 1964
No. built 1400
Builder(s) Clark Boat Company
Douglass & McLeod
Boat
Boat weight 295 lb (134 kg)
Draft 3.50 ft (1.07 m) with centerboard down
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 14.00 ft (4.27 m)
LWL 14.00 ft (4.27 m)
Beam 5.70 ft (1.74 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board type centerboard
Ballast none
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig type Bermuda rig
Sails
Sailplan Fractional rigged sloop
Total sail area 133 sq ft (12.4 m2)

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

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 is 15-year production run 1400 examples of the design were completed.[1][2][3]

Design[edit]

The C-Lark is a small 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]

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]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Browning, Randy (2018). "C-Lark sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Clark Boat Company 1960-1984". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2018). "Douglass & McLeod 1951-1971". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 29 September 2018.