HOWB 080 – Interview | Howard Rice on SCAMP Camp, Online Boatbuilding, & Other Fun!

by admin on March 28, 2013

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This Episode of HOWB is an interview with Howard Rice of small boat adventure fame, and founder of SmallCraftAcademy.com.  We met up a couple weeks ago during SCAMP Camp #3 at the NW Maritime Center in Port Townsend, WA .  The SCAMP Camp is run by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building (Port Hadlock, WA) and employs Howard Rice as one of the lead instructors.  The Camp is an awesome 2 week event where you complete approximately 50% of the SCAMP boat.  For more info, call the Boat School at 360 385-4948 or click this link: SCAMP Camp.  If you’re gonna build a SCAMP, this is a great way to do it!

I always enjoy speaking with Howard as he is a very articulate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic seaman who has, and continues to do amazing and fun stuff with small boats and to promote the benefits of small vessels to folks worldwide.

During the interview we had a great time talking about the SCAMP boat, the SCAMP Camp (next one is in August in Port Townsend) and the new adventures of SmallCraftAcademy.com.  The Academy is getting into online boat training and building classes among other things, in a new and cool way.  So check it out at their website and listen to the interview with Howard for all the details.

Also, if you have not listened to the interview I did with Howard last year about his personal adventures and a portion of his life history, check out HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/039.  And if you want to hear an interview with the SCAMP designer – John Welsford – check out HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/048.  And last but not least, the brainchild of the SCAMP – Josh Colvin  – at HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/040.

As you can tell I REALLY LIKE THE SCAMP!  I plan to start building mine this year 🙂

Click on the green player button above to listen to the interview with Howard.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

SCAMP CAMP #3.  This was the place to be in March!  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

SCAMP CAMP #3. Six SCAMPs being assembled! Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Howard Rice hard at work installing SCAMP carlins.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Howard Rice hard at work installing SCAMP carlins. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

A SCAMP is like a big jigsaw puzzle that fits neatly together and functions amazingly!  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

A SCAMP is like a big jigsaw puzzle that fits neatly together and functions amazingly!  Who wouldn’t want to build or at least own one of these? Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Thanks Howard for doing the interview.  Best to you with your wooden boat adventures and SmallCraftAcademy.com!

LISTENER FEEDBACK!
Steve Sikma sent me a very kind email this week (in response to my March 15th eNewsletter) talking about how he is in the “Wooden Boat Game”.  He is building his second boat – a strip planked kayak.  It is gorgeous and here is a pic.

Steve Sikma's second build - and she's a beaut!  Photo courtesy of Steve.

Steve Sikma’s second build – and she’s a beaut! Photo courtesy of Steve.

Nice job Steve – keep up the great work and send more pics when you get further along!

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