A Scow

1901
insignia
Designer
John O. Johnson
Builders
Johnson Boat Works
Melges Performance Sailboats
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Scow Twin Cbrd.
Construction
Wood or FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
37 11 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
?
Beam
8 0 / 2.4 m
Draft
0 11 / 0.3 m 4 0 / 1.2 m
Displacement
1,850 lbs / 839 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
550 ft2 / 51.1 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
?
Sail Area/Displacement
58.39
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
?
Comfort Ratio
?
Capsize Screening
2.61
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The largest of the inland racing scows sailed in mid-western USA. Nominally a one-design class, today’s ‘A’ Class Scow is the result of a long evolutionary path with origins that can be traced to a prototype that appeared in 1896. (Designed and built by John O. Johnson, original founder of Johnson Boat Works, a major builder of scows for many years).

Main: 350 sq.ft.
Jib: 150 sq.ft.
Spinnaker: 1200 sq.ft.


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