Review of Scanper 22
The Scanper 22 is a small sailboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Peter Norlin
together with Bernt Lindquist
also from Sweden in the mid seventies. A few hundred boats have been produced. The Scanper 22 is built by the Swedish yard Fabola AB
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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.
The boat is equipped with 3 berths.
The boat equipped with a fractional rig. A fractional rig has smaller headsails which make tacking easier, which is an advantage for cruisers and racers, of course. The downside is that having the wind from behind often requires a genaker or a spinnaker for optimal speed.
Keel of Scanper 22 anno 1901. Ny indkøbt båd til restaurering.
An outboard motor is often used on this boat.
In that case the boat will typically require a power of 3 - 4 hp,
alternatively 64 - 77 lbs thrust if you prefer an electrical motor. Electric outboards are
becoming popular for sailboat owners who want clean instant power with less noise and no exhaust fumes.
This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.
Stability and Safety
Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed
What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?
The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 5.9 knots.
The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster.
The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.
The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level.
The immersion rate for Scanper 22 is about 100 kg/cm, alternatively 562 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 100 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm.
Alternatively, if you load 562 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.
This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category.
The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.
Motion Comfort Ratio
What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?
The Motion Comfort Ratio for Scanper 22 is 14.5.
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 50% of all similar sailboat designs.
This is an average comfort value!
L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Scanper 22 is 2.71.
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 69% of all other designs.
It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.
D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)
What is Displacement Length Ratio?
The DL-ratio for Scanper 22 is 187 which categorizes this boat among 'light racers'.
58% of all similar sailboat designs are categorized as heavier.
A light displacement requires less sailarea and has higher accellerations.
SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)
What is SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)?
The SA/D for Scanper 22 with ISO 8666 reference sail is 15.3, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 18.0.
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 27% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.
RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Scanper 22 is 62
The relative speed performance is 62 which means that a it is faster than 62% of all similar sailboat designs.
Dimensions of sail for fractional rig.
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If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.
Guiding dimensions of running rig
|Mainsail halyard ||22.4 m||(73.6 feet)||8 mm||(5/16 inch)|
|Jib/genoa halyard||22.4 m||(73.6 feet)||8 mm||(5/16 inch)|
|Spinnaker halyard||22.4 m||(73.6 feet)||8 mm||(5/16 inch)|
|Jib sheet ||6.8 m||(22.2 feet)||10 mm||(3/8 inch)|
|Genoa sheet||6.8 m||(22.2 feet)||10 mm||(3/8 inch)|
|Mainsheet ||16.9 m||(55.6 feet)||10 mm||(3/8 inch)|
|Spinnaker sheet||14.9 m||(48.9 feet)||10 mm||(3/8 inch)|
|Cunningham||2.3 m||(7.5 feet)||8 mm||(5/16 inch)|
|Kickingstrap||4.6 m||(15.1 feet)||8 mm||(5/16 inch)|
|Clew-outhaul||4.6 m||(15.1 feet)||8 mm||(5/16 inch)|
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