messing about in boats

Extension 24 Yacht Article

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on March 5, 2010

A magazine article about the Extension design Quarter Tonner. Originally published in the January 1974 edition of Yachting World.

Extension 24 Yacht Article - Page 1

Extension 24 Yacht Article - Page 1

Extension 24 Yacht Article - Page 2

Extension 24 Yacht Article - Page 2


She’s an interesting design, built purely for racing with a flush deck, tiny cockpit and a strange almost-chine in the topsides. I expect most will have had the same treatment as Nervous Tension and made a little more accommodating.

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  1. […] in Sailing by messingaboutinboats on March 25, 2010 A few more old photos of Nervous Tension, an Extension 24 quarter tonner. Nervous Tension around, winter 2009 Nervous Tension, port winch Nervous Tension […]

  2. messing about in boats said, on September 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    […] – but the keel looks significantly shorter in the more recent photos. According this article on the Extension class yacht, the keel should be 2.5:1 in aspect ratio. I’m dead keen to dry her out and do some […]

  3. […] – but the keel looks significantly shorter in the more recent photos. According this article on the Extension class yacht, the keel should be 2.5:1 in aspect ratio. I’m dead keen to dry her out and do some […]


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