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Boat Directory: Sovereign 17
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Hull Type: Shoal Keel
Rig Type: Fractional Sloop
Overall Length: 17 ft
Length at water line: 14.5 ft
Beam: 7 ft
Draft (max.)
Sail Area: 138 sqft.
Displacement: 1350 lbs
Ballast: 625 lbs
Designer: Sovereign Design Group
Builder: Custom Fiberglass Products (USA)
Hull: Fiber Glass
Ballast Type: lead
First built: 1980
Also known as: Adventurer 17

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Links to How to Fix videos:
UKHalsey - How to Center your Rig
Youtube - One person mast raising
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Custom Fiberglass Products

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Informational articles: - Owners Manual - Sovereign 17

How to sail articles:

How to sail videos:
Sailing Texas -
(Boat demonstrations are on a Flying Scot)
How Sails Work
Points of Sail
Apparent Wind
Sailing Against the Wind
How to Tack
How to Jibe

Sixty Years Behind the Mast, written
by Gordon K. Douglass - Designer and
Builder of the Flying Scot. This is a
fascinating autobiography
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