Merisirri is a SCAMP class sailing dinghy, currently being built.
SCAMP is known for its excellent stability and buoyancy, compared to other sailing dinghies. The simple lug rig makes it possible to complete a launch in ten minutes, and recovering should be around as fast. For a family sailor those are welcome characteristics, as well as the easy handleability for children. The boat can be stored in a small garage and isn’t too heavy for a small family car to tow.
|Revision||Mk I (with some features from Mk II)|
|Build year||(being built)|
|LOA||3.63 m (11 ft 11 inches)|
|Beam||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Draft||0.18 m (7 in) centerboard and rudder up
0.86 m (34 in) otherwise
|Hull weight||190 kg (420 lbs)|
|Ballast||77 litres of water|
|Mast height||5.0 m (16 ft 5 in)|
|Sail area||9.3 m² (100 sq ft)|
|Launching time||10 minutes (unconfirmed)|
|Crew||1-4 adults in inland waters|
|Load capacity||410 kg in sheltered waters, 270 kg elsewhere|
So far the most dauntless sailing trip in a SCAMP took place in Tierra del Fuego where Southern Cross boat had a voyage of several weeks. Tierra del Fuego is where the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans meet making this region one of the stormiest places on earth. Southern Cross has many customizations to make it suitable to survive in the severe conditions of the area.
The boat is designed for home builders primarily. Its building process is well-described on the manual and the plans. Starting from year 2011 over 500 SCAMP plans have been sold world-wide.
To Tierra del Fuego in a Sailing Dinghy?
SCAMP Community Map (Google Maps)
The blog posts related to Merisirri are listed below.
|6 Jun 2017||A Boat Project|