‘Harpy’ is designed by Graham McAllister of www.ScaleSailing.com and copyright of Graham McAllister Designs 2008
‘Harpy’ may be built by any individual from the plans presented here and at our web site. The ‘Harpy’ plans and design may not be used for commercial purposes either to produce actual boats for sale or re-sale of the plans/instructions themselves.
Now the interesting part
Hull length…11 15/16" (303.5mm)
Waterline beam approx…4 3/8" (111mm)
Deck beam…4 7/8" (124mm)
Draft approx…8" (203mm)
Max displacement…17oz (481g)
Bulb weight…7oz (200g)
Radio installation is detailed in the Harpy Notes file. In the photos below are details of the radio installation as used in the foam core version of the build which can be adapted for use in the open hull version as built from the plans alone. Please note that the plans are for a Harpy without a foam core. If you wish to use a foam core which does ease construction that is available from us at ScaleSailing.com
Harpy shares the same hull shape below the waterline as that of the Pond Sprite which has been detailed in the forums here. So don’t let the simple lines of the Harpy put you off, she will perform as well as the Pond Sprite (second place at the Sheboygan Footy Fest '08). The difference is just that Harpy has deliberately simplified lines to make her easier to build from a plan alone.
The sailing photos are of a Harpy built by Paul T.(muddauber) in Florida early this year while it was too frozen up here for me to get one on the water. Thanks for the photos Paul.