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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SCAMP Update #7

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in SCAMP |

Yeah, it has been over a month since the last update. But I have an excuse… I was sailing in the BVI … But never fear, Falk and the guys here were real busy in my absence and made great progress. The hull mold is FINISHED! This first group of photos below shows the plug with the first ‘skin coats’ of gelcoat and fine layers of underlay fiberglass. These first layers need to be very precise, smooth and bubble free because and imperfection will...

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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 #5

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in SCAMP | 1 comment

We had an interesting week. Along with all our usual activities, we had a group of visiting Small Craft owners stop by the boatshop as part of their group cruise through Puget Sound. Their timing was perfect because the same day Scamp’s designer John Welsford, adventurer (and Scamp advisor) Howard Rice, and Small Craft Advisor magazine editor Josh Colvin editor were all here to see and consult on the progress of our Fiberglass Scamp. They...

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SCAMP Update #4

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in SCAMP |

Time for another SCAMP update – work is progressing pretty quickly now! This part of the construction is the installation of a temporary deck, and then turning the hull over to design the keelsons and begin the fairing process. The purpose of this temporary deck is to create the overhang of the upper hull edge… the fiberglass deck will be bonded to the hull at the sheerline which requires precisely matching surfaces on the top of...

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