The Echo 12 is a Canadian rowboat, motorboat and sailing dinghy that was first built in 1979.[1][2]

Echo 12
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Development
LocationCanada
Year1979
Builder(s)C&L Boatworks
Skene Boats
RoleDinghy
NameEcho 12
Boat
CrewTwo
Displacement140 lb (64 kg)
Draft1.50 ft (0.46 m) with daggerboard down
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFibreglass
LOA11.83 ft (3.61 m)
Beam4.92 ft (1.50 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typedaggerboard
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
Sails
SailplanFractional rigged sloop Masthead sloop
Total sail area92.00 sq ft (8.547 m2)

The Echo 12 is a development of the West German Koralle Junior.[1][3]

ProductionEdit

The design is built by C&L Boatworks in Belleville, Ontario and was at one time also built by Skene Boats of Gloucester, Ontario, both located in Canada. The design remains in production by C&L.[1][2][4][5][6]

DesignEdit

The Echo 12 is a recreational sailboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with wood trim. For sailing it has a fractional sloop rig, with aluminum spars, a raked stem, a plumb transom, a transom-hung, kick-up rudder made from mahogany, controlled by a tiller and a retractable mahogany daggerboard. It displaces 140 lb (64 kg), has a bow storage compartment and may be fitted with a whisker pole. The mainsheet is mounted mid-boom to a block on the cockpit deck.[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 1.50 ft (0.46 m) with the daggerboard extended and 0.33 ft (0.10 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer or car roof rack. The mast is a two-piece design to allow it to be disassembled for car-top transport.[1][2]

The boat has a motor-mount pad and can be fitted with an outboard motor of up to 5 hp (4 kW). It also was factory-delivered with an athwartships seat and oarlocks for rowing.[1]

For racing the design is usually crewed by two sailors.[2]

Operational historyEdit

In a 1994 review Richard Sherwood wrote, "a straightforward beginner's boat, the Echo has been designed for versatility and may also be rowed or powered (with a maximum of five-horsepower outboard). Oarlock sockets are built in, and there is a pad for the motor. A rowing seat runs athwartship."[2]

See alsoEdit

Similar sailboats

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Echo 12 sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sherwood, Richard M.: A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America, Second Edition, pages 14-15. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. ISBN 0-395-65239-1
  3. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Koralle Jr. (Kolibri)". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  4. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "C&L Boatworks". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Skene Boats Ltd". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  6. ^ C&L Boatworks (2018). "Echo 12". clboatworks.com. Archived from the original on 15 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.

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