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by Michael White
(Edwardsville IL USA)

I am a beginner and looking at a boat which is described as a "16/3". Does that mean it is 16 Ft in length and has 3 sails?


Hi Mike

It could mean one of two things. Firstly, it could mean the boat is 16 feet and 3 inches long, which is what I would guess at. Secondly, it could be the name of the sailing range it is from like the ComPac 19/3 (which is also spelt as ComPac 19 III).

Hope this answers you question, but it would be easier to answer your question if you provided the boat type and name.

Best Regards

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