The Seaclipper 10 is a solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family. The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dash board, close at hand. Performance is lively, with good steering control in a comfortable, forward facing, semi-reclining position. Construction is beginner level stitch and glue plywood using epoxy adhesives. Most components are ¼″ thick plywood and ¾″ thick lumber. The mast and demountable cross-arms (akas) are aluminum tubing. Expect to spend 3-6 months part time effort to complete. Plans are well illustrated and easy to read. The overall beam is 8′ for trailering.
ABOVE: When sailing a Seaclipper 10, the crew sits in the cockpit, steers with his or her feet, and controls all lines without leaving the cockpit. Picture by John Marples.
IMAGE 1: SOUR GRAPES was built in the 1980s and restored and relaunched in 2013 by designer John Marples. Picture by John Marples.
IMAGE 2: Seaclipper 10s and the Constant Camber 3-meters race together near Vashon Island. Picture by John Marples.
IMAGE 3: The Seaclipper 10 BANANAS sailing in San Francisco Bay. Picture by John Marples.
|Beam of Main Hull||2′3″|
|Draft, Hull Only||10″|
|Draft, Board Down||2′11″|
|Displacement, Full Load||360 lbs|
|Displacement, Dry||160 lbs|
|Sail Area, 100% fΔ||60 sq ft|
|Sail Area, Max||130 sq ft|
|Speed under Power||N/A|
|Number of Crew||1|
|Headroom in Cabin||N/A|
|Design Fee to Build One Boat||$100|