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Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:33 pm

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Sounds like #6 splashes next week. —Eds (photo below)


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Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:58 pm

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Here is why the Stevenson Weekender is still selling well. I have sailed this boat on San Francisco Bay and the Sea of Cortez for 7 yrs and it draws a crowd every time it gets launched. However I do admire the Scamp very much. A steady and forever subscriber, Warren Percell


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Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:49 pm

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And another shot of #6:


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Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:02 pm

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And a wet one ;)


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Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:26 am

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Have just built a 1:5 model of SCAMP using the Mk1 drawings to better understand the boat. Today I completed cutting out all the bulkheads for the full sized boat, so work is in progress for the first SCAMP in the Southern hemisphere !
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Its very instructive to compare 1:5 models of SCAMP, Souriceau and Paradox, it gives one a real feeling for the size of things. I will try and post a photo or two shortly.

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Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:21 am

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John, that's terrific news. I thought you were busy with Souriceau. Great you are cutting SCAMP full size already, well done. Brian



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Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:25 pm

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G'Day Brian. The first Souriceau is just about complete and I have decided to put the second one into mothballs for the time being so I could get started on SCAMP. One question that does arise, bulkheads 6 & 7 are indicated on the plans as having scuppers so that will mean a free flooding section behind the water ballast compartment. Is this intentional as a sump, or should these compartments be watertight to provide additional buoyancy ?

I must say the plans are very clear, as I have decided to build this without using CNC cutting . Sorry for the previous double post, can one be taken down please ?

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Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:01 pm

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Hi John,

Excellent to see the model! Would love to see the three models side by side if you get a chance.

To your questions (if I have it right ;-) : The ballast tank is between bulkheads 4 & 5. The area beneath the sole between 5 and 6 is watertight stowage accessed from an inspection port in the sole. The area between 6 and 7 is unused space, but also part of the watertight buoyancy since it is sealed except for the inspection port between 5 and 6.

In the original plans there were lightening holes and limber holes in bulkhead #7, and this worked fine as this is still part of the larger watertight section starting at bulkhead #5. There is no flooding here and it's not part of the sumps—it should all be watertight for additional flotation. The little sumps in the aft part of the sole at the transom are boxed in at about the size of the cutout—just for holding a few cups of water each (venturi or other bailers are optional here).

Just recently we decided to recommend eliminating the cutouts (lightening holes and limber holes) in bulkhead #7, simply because that creates two more discrete airtight chambers in the seats between bulkhead #7 and the transom. Just more redundancy. But if you build it that way we recommend at least small inspection ports in the tops of the seats over that section for access and ventilation when stored.

I hope this rambling reply makes things a little bit clearer. Please keep us posted on your progress.—Josh

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Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:52 pm

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John, I think there might be a possibility that a model kit of SCAMP might be popular with plan buyers before they build full size. Also a great Christmas present for Scampers. Not sure of size, and if costs would work out but what do you think Josh? Would be great for building confidence.
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Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:42 am

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Josh, thanks for the prompt reply, making the two sections watertight makes good sense. The only problem is that you will need to provide an access port in the cockpit sole as neither compartment can be accessed through the seat tops.

Brian, I think a 1:5 model kit would make a wonderful Christmas present for any potential builder. An easy job for a laser cutter ! Building a model of this size is the very best way of understanding the full sized boat construction that I know of. I will open a new thread showing comparative sizes of the models - John



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