SCAMP Update #6

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in SCAMP | 1 comment

Hi Guys and Gals, Well, this is the period I mentioned  a few weeks ago when lots of hours of labor results in little visible change to our Scamp plug. Fairing the exterior planks is one of those boring, time consuming tasks that seems to take forever yet is critical to the intrinsic value of the finished boat….smooth, flowing mirror finish planks don’t happen by accident. Basically you start by applying  a thin layer of fairing putty, then...

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SCAMP update #3

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in SCAMP |

We made good progress last week! The upper planks are permanently bonded (double planks)and the deck chine is in place. The basic deck structure and format has been napkin doodled successfully to the point where sawdust is starting to fly. A tricky point has been figuring how to make the transition of the deck side overhang to the transom which will also have an overhang for deck bonding purposes. Wood Scamps have a nice detail molding cap on...

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SCAMP update #2

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in SCAMP |

Here is another SCAMP tidbit to keep you titillated! The below photos show the installation of the double center plank. I think I previously mentioned that we need to make the planks slightly thicker than standard because fiberglass requires a smooth transition between planks. This requires ½” planking thickness…. but ½” plywood wont bend to Scamps sweeping contours, so we decided to double plank layers of ¼’ plywood for the center and upper...

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