HOWB 115 – Wooden Boat Dan on Building the SCAMP Micro-cruising Phenom

by admin on December 12, 2013

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This episode is an interview with myself on building the SCAMP micro-cruising sailboat.  I started the boat in June 2013 and completed the assembly of the kit in October 2013.  Go to Launch to see a video of launch day 😀

I spent a total of 208 hours building the boat from a kit purchased from Small Craft Advisor Magazine (who is the brainchild for the SCAMP).  The cost to build and assemble the kit was $4,137 and I sold the boat recently for $7,200.  If you do the math, I earned a little less than $15/hour for my time.

It was a really fun boat to build and I learned a lot.  Listen to the podcast and you will hear all the details of the build, lessons learned, pros and cons of the kit and more.

I have done several podcasts related to the SCAMP.  Here are the links:

  • HOWB 040 – Josh Colvin, SCAMP brainchild
  • HOWB 048 – John Welsford, SCAMP designer
  • HOWB 050 – John Welsford, Cliff Sell, from SCAMP CAMP
  • HOWB 080 – Howard Rice, SCAMP builder and small boat adventurer
  • HOWB 093 – Arlie & Todd Blankenship on building the SCAMP

If you would like me to build a SCAMP or other small boat for you, let’s talk!  You can email me at Dan@Hookedonwoodenboats.com.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full recording on the SCAMP!

Here’s some pics to enjoy:

Hard to believe when I put this all together I will have a very seaworthy microcruising boat!

This is the kit I started with on June 1st.  Approximately 75 precisely cut parts.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

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Here she is with bulkheads and seat coamings in place. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Planking has been completed.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Planking has been completed. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Foresail 1 gets her first bath October 2013.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

The fully assembled “Foresail 1” gets her first bath October 2013. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

My just completed rustic bench made from reclaimed barn and fence cedar with opening lid.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

My just completed rustic bench made from reclaimed barn and fence cedar with opening lid. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Thanks Dan for taking time to record the interview.  Best to you all in your wooden boat adventures!

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December 14, 2013

Hi Dan,
I love your show every week.
Is there a way of just showing one post per page so the webpage loads easier?
Regards and keep them coming.
Rik

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January 14, 2014

Hi Dan,
I Greatly enjoyed the interview with Gayle Brantuk, Glen-L Marine. I’ve subscribed and bookmarked your page. Will look forward to more cool Wooden Boat stuff.

Cheers

Andrew

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January 14, 2014

Thanks Andrew – I appreciate the feedback and I’m glad you enjoy the podcast!

Best, Dan

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