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A Scow

1901
Designer
John O. Johnson
Builder
Melges Performance Sailboats
Johnson Boat Works
Hull Type
Scow Twin Cbrd.
Construction
Wood or FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
38.00 ft / 11.58 m
Waterline Length
?
Beam
8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Draft
1.00 ft / 0.30 m 4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Displacement
1,850 lb / 839 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
550.00 ft2 / 51.10 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.
?

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
Sail Area/Displacement
58.39
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
lightweight racing boat
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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