8 mt scow

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by bushman, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. bushman
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    bushman New Member

    HI , i am looking at building a bigger scow type moth etc etc with a concave hull , does anyone have some of the latest fast plans for the scow moth so we can progress the design regarding the size :idea: don't laugh about this as we kiwis do things different down here
     
  2. diwebb
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    diwebb Senior Member

    Hi,
    you may want to look at the Great Lakes Scows as well, they go up to about 30 feet long as I remenber it, and I think Buddy Melges has been involved with them quite a bit. There was an article in Wooden Boat magazine about them maybe 15 years ago?
     
  3. tspeer
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    tspeer Senior Member

    The only scow I know that has a concave bottom is the Inland 20/M-20.
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    Length 20 ft.
    Beam 5' 8" feet
    Hull Fiberglass
    Hull Wgt 595 lbs.
    Crew 2+
    Sail Area
    Main 114 sq.ft.
    Jib 62 sq.ft.
    Spinnaker 265 sq.ft.
    Spar Carbon Fiber

    The class association appears to have made a change to a new web server that's not up at the moment.
     
  4. diwebb
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    diwebb Senior Member

    Hi,
    the one I was thinking of was the A Class scow. These are sailed on the great lakes and are about 26 to 30 feet long. They sail with a crew of six. Buddy Melges is quite active in the class.
    David.
     
  5. tspeer
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    tspeer Senior Member

    But the A's have flat bottoms, not concave.

    The M-20 was originally built by Melges Boatworks, hence the "M". Melges tried to monopolize control of the class, which led to it splitting into two classes, the I-20 and M-20.

    The E scow is about 8 m, but it, too has a flat bottom.
     

  6. gybeset
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    gybeset Junior Member

    google or youtube ' E scow' for the model at that length !
     
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