Scamp Update #13: The Bulkhead

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in SCAMP | 1 comment

Scamp is starting to look like a boat!  Today we’ve got news about a big step forward and a small step back. The bulkhead is the keystone that locks the entire puzzle of hull, deck, interior and sail rig together. It’s the last major piece of structure we have to build and it is shaped and ready for primer/ final sanding today. Previously we mentioned how we couldn’t build the bulkhead until all the other components are designed and built...

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Scamp Update #12: The interior structure

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in SCAMP |

The Crocus blooming around the boatshop turns our thoughts turn to Spring and gets us really concentrating on getting our Scamp in the water. No, I still can’t predict a time but it’s getting closer! Now I can stand next to the Scamp mold and visualize sitting in the cockpit and sailing away… Several of the home built reports said they wished for larger cockpit drains and larger sump at the stern floor so we incorporated those into our version....

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Scamp Update #11: The deck exists!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in SCAMP |

This has been a real busy last few weeks… Almost two full weeks were occupied with the all-encompassing exhibit at the Seattle Boat Show in January. Not only was it the first showing of Scamp (the prototype) to the public at a major boat show, we also exhibited our entire line of traditional rowing and sailing craft. This entails fifteen 10-to-12-hour days and innumerable vehicle trips between Gig Harbor and Seattle. Plus we kept making...

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Scamp Update #10: The Deck Mold

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in SCAMP |

Hiya Scampers, During the holidays the shop was at half staff but we kept plugging along on the tooling. (Hah, that’s a fiberglass pun!) I think it came together nicely, with the smoother appearance of the ‘glass deck retaining the character of the pugnacious Scamp. Our changes really wouldn’t be noticeable unless a ‘glass and wood Scamp were sitting side by side…. I like the way the cabin sides flow into the coamings which then tie in...

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SCAMP Update #9: The Deck Structure

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in SCAMP |

Hiya Scampers, The construction of the deck plug is going faster than anticipated. Perhaps our experience level is just making it flow easier than the hull. Or maybe there are just fewer parts and complex angles to deal with. In any event we are real happy with how she’s coming together. Now the character of our fiberglass Scamp is really starting to evolve. I’ve inserted a photo gallery of our latest progress below (click the thumbnails...

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SCAMP Update #8

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in SCAMP | 1 comment

Moving right along…. The first glass Scamp hull is now in the mold. We did some experimenting with scantlings to try to get this hull close to the desired weight of about 200 pounds (hull only). The finished weight for a sailaway Scamp is just over 400 pounds so by the time we add the deck, centerboard, interior , bulkheads, rig etc the weight should be close. When the prototype Scamp is finished and weight established we will make final...

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