KNOT HALF BAD's History
Pedigree designs are built on years of success....
In the mid-'70s, Peterson's designs dominated offshore racing events, with a string of high-profile IOR boats such as Ganbare, Gumboots, Imp, Eclipse, Yena, Rubin, Ragamuffin, and Moonshine.
Doug Peterson also designed several other stock racers such as the Contessa 35, the NY 40, and the Serendipity 43 with new high tech construction that dominated IOR events in the 1980s.
KNOT HALF BAD was originally built in 1977 as Blue Norther was raced her and won...
"1978 - Biggest series to date, necessitating a fifth class for the first time - hence the Atlantic Perpetual Trophy, won by a Peterson 43 Blue Norther. "(Latitude38)
"The Atlantic Perpetual: Established in 1978, this trophy is the ship’s bell of the schooner Atlantic, trans-Atlantic record holder from 1905 to 1997. Introduced to Big Boat Series in 1978, the inaugural winner was Bill Sullivan’s Peterson 43, Blue Norther."(Rolexbigboatseries)
Retired from Pacific Ocean racing, splash into Lake Michigan, and renamed KNOT HALF BAD; she cruises out of Racine, WI.
She is a strongly built boat with a 1993 Perkins 108 diesel at 50 hp with low hours. Mast is keel stepped at 62 ft over all with LED running lights and Airmar wind and weather sensor that interfaces with your laptop chart plotter software. Auto pilot needs interface to your laptop software.
More than a dozen manual winches, stainless steel rod rigging, and big symmetrical spinnaker pole. Three Richie compasses and several incline angle indicators. She has electric bilge pump, manual bilge pump and emergency tiller if the wheel steering malfunctions. She is not a striped down racer but a comfortably appointed cruiser with sleeping for two in the bow, four amidship, and aft sleeping as well. Head and galley are portside and chart table is on starboard. Spacious seating and table amidship.
I 56 ft
J 18 ft
P 50 ft
E 13 ft
North Sails .... Main, Jib, Spin
Weight 20,000 lbs
Lead keel 9,000 lbs
50 hp Perkins 108