John Welsford completes Scraps – his new tender design for solo sailors

New 6ft John  Welsford dinghy Scraps

John Welsford has completed the first example of his new one-man dinghy design Scraps – boat building plans are to come. He says the boat took 17 hours to build, and reports that it is stable enough to stand in (if he’s careful) rows straight, turns well, is about neutral in a crosswind and on her maiden outing handled wind against tide chop very nicely.

Long-time John Welsford fans will notice that the new little craft bears more than a passing resemblance to his tiny open cruising boat Scamp. I gather a set of plans and a construction manual will be available shortly.

Read much more about John’s excellent and effective designs at his website.

Here’s a photo of JW with Scraps taken just yesterday by regular Paul Mullings, who reports that the little dinghy rows very well. Thanks Paul!

John  Welsford and Scraps photographed by Paul Mullings

3 thoughts on “John Welsford completes Scraps – his new tender design for solo sailors”

  1. Yes, thanks Paul – you’re a real overseas treasure!
    I’m always trying to get people to tow a proper dinghy astern: the pleasure that one can gain is beyond price…

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