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by GregWads
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: SCAMP
Topic: SCAMP #419 Build in Canberra, Australia
Replies: 49
Views: 16426

Re: SCAMP #419 Build in Canberra, Australia

Thanks for another great video. Not anywhere near ready to turn mine, but planning to do something like you when it get to that point.
by GregWads
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: SCAMP
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 2151

Re: Introduction

Welcome to the community. I am still building my Scamp and have no Scamp sailing experience, but there are many here who do.

Congrats on your purchase.
by GregWads
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: SCAMP
Topic: Scamp #337 - Novice, Plans Build (Formally "Introducing")
Replies: 10
Views: 15404

Re: Scamp #337 - Novice, Plans Build (Formally "Introducing"

After dry fitting the frames the centerboard gap appears to be larger on the aft end. CBgapFrwd.jpg While traveling through Chattanooga TN, earlier this year, I stopped and picked up roughly 48 board feet of air dried, 4 quarters, rough-sawn, Cypress to use for the cleats, carlins and centerboard sl...
by GregWads
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: SCAMP
Topic: Scamp #337 - Novice, Plans Build (Formally "Introducing")
Replies: 10
Views: 15404

Re: Scamp #337 - Novice, Plans Build (Formally "Introducing"

She is Now 3D (sort of). I built a Jig to support the Centerboard while glassing. The jig allows me to flip the board back and forth to do each side. CenterboardGlassingJig.jpg I modified the building base somewhat, so that it does not get in the way of putting a rolling bevel the bottom panel. Inti...
by GregWads
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: SCAMP
Topic: A different rig
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Re: A different rig

I will indeed. I am building my first and she is now 3D (meaning I have the jig built and the bottom of the boat screwed to it.) I have tomorrow off. I plan to dry fit frames 4-7 and the centerboard case. I cut the case per the plans, but realized it is too narrow for my board, will need to widen it...
by GregWads
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: SCAMP
Topic: A different rig
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Re: A different rig

Pretty. I would imagine you would need to dramatically reduce the size of the Main to compensate for the size of the Jib and Topsail. From what I understand the original 100 sq ft balanced lug makes for a fairly over-hatted 12 foot boat in anything but light winds.
by GregWads
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oars!
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Re: Oars!

LOL, you keep living that dream. Me thinks it may be wifey beating the drum.
by GregWads
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teredo worms (the termites of the sea)
Replies: 14
Views: 3843

Re: Teredo worms (the termites of the sea)

Varnish isn't for long-term below water applications. A couple of days or so it is fine. After that water will migrate into the varnish and then into the wood. Even coating the wood with epoxy will not work if you then varnish as the varnish will fail as it isn't for below waterline applications. 1...
by GregWads
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 Screws!
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: 22 Screws!

Are we talking about boats or women here?
by GregWads
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teredo worms (the termites of the sea)
Replies: 14
Views: 3843

Re: Teredo worms (the termites of the sea)

So what I am reading into this discussion is that I if I ever put my Stuart Mariner back into salt water, that need to sand off the 12 coats of spar varnish that I used to finish the solid mahogany rudder blade that I built and replace it with a couple coats of Epoxy? Thankfully Iowa is along way fr...