Scamp Balanced-Lug Rigging Tutorial

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Best of GHBoats, SCAMP |

By popular request… at long last, a video tutorial about rigging the SCAMP Sailboat, with its balanced lug rig! It can look a bit intimidating at first if you’re only familiar with sloop-rigged boats, but it’s actually pretty simple once you know what you’re doing. We hope you find this helpful! ⛵️ As a side note, this tutorial is also helpful for the Melonseed, which uses the same essential balanced-lug...

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SCAMP Review in Small Craft Advisor Magazine!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Press Reviews, SCAMP |

Exciting news that’s been a long time coming . . . the Small Craft Advisor magazine released their first formal review of the SCAMP!  For a bit of backstory, the SCAMP, which stands for Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project, was originally conceived by the magazine as a kit boat that would meet the needs of adventurous small craft sailors.  It was designed by a team of passionate and knowledgeable small-craft experts that Small...

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Photos from SCAMP Skills academy

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in SCAMP | 1 comment

We had a very interesting time at last weekend’s Scamp Skills academy, taught by SCAMP guru Howard Rice. Attendees included owners of Gig Harbor and homebuilt Scamps, plus a few folks contemplating getting or building a Scamp. Topics includes sailing techniques, building tips, capsize and recovery, rigging, equipment and more. The wind was brisk so Saturday the fleet stayed inside port Hudson and ventured outside briefly Sunday. Tacking...

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Fiberglass SCAMP review in 48 North

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Press Reviews, SCAMP |

Our fiberglass SCAMP got a fantastic write-up in the April 2014 issue of 48 North! It’s a pretty good sized article so we’re not going to reprint the whole thing here, but these are a few of our favorite parts:   Gig Harbor Boat Works, known for their strong, esthetically pleasing rowing boats, has already shipped a number of the new SCAMPS all over the country and overseas. “The kit boat has a lot of intricate details that the...

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September Fiberglass Scamp Update

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in SCAMP |

Sorry for the looong interval since the last update. Ever since we finished the tooling we have been focused on building and shipping brand new Fiberglass Scamps to their owners. Three boats are already in the possession of their skippers and our fourth Scamp has just been finished today and it’s a stunner. Marty will be sailing fiberglass Scamp #4 with its beautiful green & bronze combo on shallow Texas lakes before trying his hand at the...

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