Scow moth....fun looking boats

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by alyne, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. alyne
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    alyne Junior Member

    Hi all

    I'm looking for my next boat building project, and reading some of the recent threads have become interested in the idea of building something like a scow moth.
    I love the idea of a light car toppable quick to rig boat that will give some real fun on my local estuary. If anyone can give any links to resources about building a moth scow, it would be great. I have found some information on the International Moth sites but no up to date detailed plans for a scow, only the skiff style hull.

    I wonder how light you could build such a craft using marine ply...or could you shape one out of foam and make an aluminium frame to give it strength....

    hmmmm.

    Thanks Andy
     
  2. Doug Lord

    Doug Lord Guest

    scow Moth

    Contact Ian Ward(Wardi); he's posted here in numerous threads especially the foiler design thread. He's done a lot of work with scow Moths including outfitting one of his with foils.
     
  3. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    did a google on sailing scow...found at least 5 instances of free plans in the first 5 pages. Look at free boat design resources for this one.

    Steve
     

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  4. CT 249
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    CT 249 Senior Member

    The Australian Moth association may still have Snubby plans; I think the webmaster (John McAteer?) found a set a while ago IIRC. Or, as Doug said, contact Wardie.

    My circa '85 Ward scow Moth has 1.2mm deck, 2.4mm hull, hull weighs about 18kg. These are seriously great boats. Overall boat speed is similar to a Contender which is very good for an 11 foot boat. The later scows like Wardie's Effineffable etc had narrower sterns which allow you to sink the stern and lift the bow up, greatly reducing the nosediving problem. Not as fast as a Magnum type fat skiff until about 12-18 knots but much easier to handle, and better than a Magnum sailed by the average sailor.
     
  5. alyne
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    alyne Junior Member

    Thanks all

    CT 249, your scow having 18Kg hull weigt must be a fun boat, nice and low to the water, it must give a great feeling of speed! Out of interest does your scow have wings?


    I'll send an email to Ian Ward.....he sounds like the person I should be talking to.
     
  6. gybeset
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    gybeset Junior Member

    wings

    yes, the thousands of Scow Moths have wings

    Beam of International Moth is 2.25 mtr

    plans / how to from aus assoc site
     
  7. rfnk
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    I've thought of doing the same for a while but I'm also interested in a new dinghy design I saw in the latest edition of Wooden Boat. Looks like quite a simple boat to build, has a range of interesting rig options and should perform a little better than the old Mk II Moth. Would be worth a good look IMHO
     
  8. gybeset
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    gybeset Junior Member

    there are decades of scow development since the mk II

    and I doubt very much it would be faster than these
     

  9. DAW007
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    Wanting old Scow Moths

    I am interested in acquiring old scow moths, in any condition. I want to repair them and return them to the water. If you have one or know someone who has one, would you please contact me on 0418 871 308 or dwood5@bigpond.net.au

    Thank you

    David Wood
     
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