fully rigged 505 dinghy
About: The 5O5 is a double-handed boat that incorporates a light weight, high performance hull design with a powerful sail plan and one trapeze. The boat is unique in that it has outstanding performance in all conditions. In light air it is quick and responsive, and in breeze it just goes faster. Planing begins in 10 knots of wind.
The Class Rules are One-Design, with the emphasis on controlling aspects that most directly affect boat speed. The sailplan and hull shape are tightly controlled, while the rigging layout, spars, and the foils are open. This allows the boat to be set up in many ways to suit the sailors; there are several distinct types of sail and layout combinations from the US, Australia and Europe. The result is that, at any Worlds, all the types will be used by the top 10 finishers, and usually by the top 5. Most US boats currently have adjustable shrouds, forestay, and mast ram, which allows rig tension, rake and bend to be changed while racing. There are many ways to rig the boat; it still takes the best sailors to win.
Hulls are built of either fibreglass/polyester or of epoxy resin/Kevlar and honeycomb composite. Both types are equally competitive when new, but twelve year old epoxy composite boats can still win major championships.
Binks Marine 505's
We build high quality 505's using the latest production methods. We use SP Systems epoxy resins with carbonfibre throught and a foam sandwich between. the whole hull is vacuum bagged for strength and to keep the weight down.
Sandy Higgins has been using these 505 for many years and has won numerous State and National Championship as well as two 3rd places in world championships.
We can provide fully finished boats ready to sail or to what ever stage you require.
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