C.W. HOOD 32
The C.W. Hood 32 makes no apologies for being a true daysailer. With 12 feet of overhangs and an above-decks design that is all cockpit and deck with no cabin, this 32-footer is one sharp-looking boat. The hull is built using vinylester resin, biaxial fiberglass cloth, carbon fiber in high-stress areas and Corecell foam sandwiching. Her shoal keel draws 4 feet and has just over 1,300 pounds of lead ballast. The spade rudder is made of carbon fiber, as is the tiller.
The high-aspect, fractional sailplan consists of a fully battened main and a self-tacking, roller-furling jib that total 285 square feet. The mast is carbon fiber, and there are no winches. Everything can be controlled by hand — great news for single-handers. When the wind pipes down, or when maneuvering in close quarters, a Torqeedo electric pod drive takes over.