Small, Flat-bottomed Sailboat

“It was the dream of returning to those simple pleasures that inspired thoughts of S.C.A.M.P. (Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project). That and a persistent desire to go over “there” – that place we often see but are unable to reach. It seems to happen on every cruise. Never mind that we’re usually sailing the smallest boat around for miles, we always come upon some ultra-shallow lagoon or serpentine tidal stream that disappears into the reeds, trees and rushes. To get in there – to really commune with nature – a boat needs to be light, shallow and easily propelled – and preferably flat-bottomed in case we decide to stay right though the ebb.”
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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Small, Flat-bottomed Sailboat

  1. Anonymous says:

    THERE THIS GUY THAT SAILING A SMALL SAILBOAT AROUND ENLAND, HE'S ON YOUTUBE; TYPE KEEP TURNING RIGHT, HE GO'S UP WATERWAY'S INLENT'S PREETY COOL, LOVE SMALL SAILBOAT'S ,GREAT FOR US OLD SURFER'S. EVER THINK ABOUT HOBECAT FOR THAT NEED. YOUR POST IS ABOUT!! NEED A WETSUIT. YOUR FAN GARY

  2. bob in leipsic says:

    I want one. I men, I WANT one!

  3. Murrrrrrrr says:

    SCAMP is a great little design. I had the pleasure of riding in the prototype boat in Port Townsend in Sep/12. It is far roomier than I expected for a boat less than 12 feet long. The space under the hard dodger is larger than it looks from photos and would be a great place to get out of the wind. Lots of freeboard. It uses about 175 lbs of water ballast and stiffens up nicely. Designed by John Welsford from New Zealand.

  4. Looks like if they made it about 2 feet longer, It just might sail better in more than 2 foot waves? Just don`t like putting to brakes on that often. I have sailed to many boats that have the flat front to enjoy them in the waves. Maybe, I am just to old? I always put safety first. Otis.

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