Merisirri is a SCAMP class sailing dinghy, currently being built. When finished, it will become part of our “fleet” of two different boats.
As a sailing dinghy Scamp is notably stable and buoyant. Its simple lug rig makes it possible to launch the boat in ten minutes, and recovery shouldn’t take any longer. 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. The region is where the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans meet making it one of the stormiest places on earth. Southern Cross has many customizations which made it suitable for surviving in the severe conditions of the area. Still, keep in mind that Scamp is designed for coastal and inland sailing only.
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|