A SCOW

A SCOW insignia A SCOW photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Scow Twin Cbrd.
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
38.00 ft / 11.58 m
LWL:
S.A. (reported):
550.00 ft2 / 51.10 m2
Beam:
8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Draft (max):
4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Draft (min):
1.00 ft / 0.30 m
Displacement:
1,850 lb / 839 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
58.53
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
Construction:
Wood or FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1901
Last Built:
# Built:
Builder:
Melges Boat Works (USA)
Designer:
John O. Johnson
Website:

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
58.53
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:

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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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