Cup Holders for the Flying Scot
We’ve been enjoying our Flying Scot for about 10 years, sailing mainly on Lake Michigan on pleasant days, often with another couple. I made a simple cup(can) holder which slides easily on and off the centerboard cap and has worked well for multiple years. Originally i designed swinging cupholders to accommodate heeling, but found out the ability to swing wasn’t necessary. I’ve not seen this design elsewhere and thought others might also enjoy a Flying Scot cupholder for recreational sailing. All dimensions are in inches.
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I use a 1-3/4 space between the top and bottom drink holding boards which provides a secure hold on the can. The bottom board is laminated so I can drill the holes that correspond to the top holes through the 3/4 board and then glue the 1/4 board on the bottom which is usually easier than drilling a flat bottom hole to proper depth. The critical dimensions are A, B, and C.
A) needs to be just slightly larger than the width of your centerboard cap allowing the cup holder to slide on and off.
B) needs to be just slightly larger that the thickness of you centerboard cap. I like this to be a fairly tight fit so the cup holder doesn’t slide around. If you make this right, you can easily add a little tape, etc. to the bottom of the bottom board to snug this up if needed.
C) needs to be just slightly larger than the width/thickness of the centerboard trunk.