Steps in Building SCAMP
Here are the various steps I took to build my John Welsford SCAMP from Plans. The steps are not all in perfect chronological order because I would stop and work on a different part, then go back to what I was doing.
I build without assistance and some of my decisions and methods might not be the best or fastest. They work though. Because I work alone I have to find some ways of doing things that might take longer but can be safely accomplished by one person. I got help turning the boat though. The instruction manual is quite vague on many points and I hope future builders will find this boat building record useful.
What's a SCAMP and why am I building one?
Drafting and Cutting bulkheads from plywood
Continuing to cut out Scamp pieces
Building the support frame
Bottom and centreboard case + bulkheads 4 - 7
Making and installing the transom
Stem, bulkheads 1 - 3 and mast trunk
Installing the side planking
Fore and side decks
Under cockpit compartment and ballast tank
Side benches/ hatches
Water tight (I hope) doors for the hatches
Installing the 2 layers of the floor.
Installing the bow eye
Making the portholes/deadlights
Oar Socket Placement
Making the SCAMP mast
Turning SCAMP over
Sanding, marking waterline and Painting outside of hull
Finishing shaping the Bottom
Making the centreboard
Centreboard pivot and details
Making the SCAMP rudder
Extra details on shaping the rudder
Making the Rudder Case
Installing the Pintles and Gudgeons on rudder case
Making the tiller
Making the Spars
Finishing the topside
I try to be accurate and check my information, but mistakes happen.email me if you find mistakes, I'll fix them and we'll all benefit: Christine