A blog about SCAMP (Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project) boats. Covering the build, sailing the boat and the scamp community that has formed around this little portly boat.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

One of the last days of the season

And the weather is great. 10-12 knots and steady. 75 degrees and sunny. Yeeehaw!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pintles & gudgeons for sale

This is a set of Davey & Co 1589/GM/MCN pintles & gudgeons that I bought from the chandlery in Port Townsend.  I never used them. The internal measurement is 2 1/8". They use #8 hardware but it is not included.
I paid $230 plus tax, which is still a good discount off list price.  I will sell for $220.  Please contact me if you are interested.  See the Craigslist post if you don't have my personal contact info or for pictures.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Holes through the skegs might not be a great idea

Some time ago, I drilled and filled holes through my skegs for toggle bolts so that I didn't need a strap to go all the way around the boat. I was very happy with the situation.

Until I noticed that there were some cracks in the skegs that weren't there before.

<I have pictures, I'll modify this post with pictures when I can.>

Today I did some investigation, sanding and patching. I now believe that it was not the stress from the bouncing on the trailer. I think it was because I din't get the holes sealed as well as I thought. I used red oak for the skegs and I think some water got in and seeped throught the wood pores and caused it to stretch a bit.

I sanded everything down and recoated with epoxy and graphite powder.

I also found another area where the skeg had rubbed against the trailer and scraped it down to the wood. That must have been recent, as I had found that before on the other skeg and patched it already.

Too bad it's such a pain to work on the skegs under the trailer.

I will continue to experiment with this and let everyone know.

Port Townsend sailing

In mid August, I made it up to Port Townsend to see my friend Howard. Please read Howard's blog about his upcoming journey to Tierra Del Fuego.
I didn't get much sailing time in, but I got to chat with a lot of people.

Then yesterday, I made it back to Port Townsend for the Wooden Boat Festival. Again, I got to see a lot of friends and chat about small boats. A good time.