Review of Scanper 22

Scanper 22
Scanper 22.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
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.

Sailing characteristics

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
What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?
The capsize screening value for Scanper 22 is 2.23, indicating that this boat would not be accepted to participate in ocean races.

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.

Immersion rate
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.

Sailing statistics

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.

Low High 50% 0 50 100
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.

Slim Wide 69% 0 50 100
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'.

Heavy Light 58% 0 50 100
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.

Low High 27% 0 50 100
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

Slow Fast 62% 0 50 100
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.
mainsail specifications genoa specifications spinnaker specifications
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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 halyard22.4 m(73.6 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Spinnaker halyard22.4 m(73.6 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib sheet 6.8 m(22.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet6.8 m(22.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 16.9 m(55.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet14.9 m(48.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Cunningham2.3 m(7.5 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Kickingstrap4.6 m(15.1 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Clew-outhaul4.6 m(15.1 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)

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