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    Started making the spars. There is a boom and a yard.

    Getting suitable lumber is tricky. I have access to a very fine lumberyard but it's quite far and expensive, and delivery for long pieces is a...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/pintles-gudgeons.jpg

    I ordered and eventually got these very pretty bronze pintles and gudgeons. The legs were not very straight and I was...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/glassing-skegs.jpg https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/skeg-ready.jpg

    I glassed and smoothed out the skegs before...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/set-up-routing.jpg https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/just-routed.jpg
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    Re: Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    I went into the shop and bent my fittings. Everything went fine. It's actually quite malleable and there was almost no springback.
    Now I wonder why I was so worried.

    Thanks all for your help.
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    Re: Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    Sadly it is too much to install as is. That was my first thought but would cause more trouble than fix. The main issue would be the drilled holes would then be seriously off.
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    Re: Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    Thanks for the info.

    It looks like it will bend enough to install and use.

    I'm hesitant to heat so that will be a last resort.
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    Re: Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    I'm more concerned about breaking the piece than how to do the bending. Between the copper and the lead there should be some bend.
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    Re: Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    Yes, I intend to talk to them.
    I would like to know if anyone has done it.

    I'm not sure what their tolerances are but I'm a bit disappointed with this Davey & Co, set. Not only is it a bit...
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    Can I bend a Bronze Casting

    I just got some Bronze pintles and gudgeons from Davey & Co and find that the legs that wrap around the rudder case are quite crooked. I need to bend each leg about a quater inch.
    I've not worked...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/sanding-skeg.jpg

    The next day I put the 2 skegs together and gave them a quick sand and rounded the edges slightly so I could glass the...
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    The SCAMP has 2 skegs on the bottom so that was the next step. I went to the big box store and got a nice 2x12 board. Spruce....
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    In between sanding sessions while filler was setting, I made my tiller.
    I had bought a lovely piece of black walnut when I visited my local lumber guy. Simeon Baldwin had sent me a copy of the...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/microsphere1.jpg

    I was a bit worried about the small ridges in the cloth but they were more visual that anything. I put a layer of...
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    I think that would have been a more elegant solution. There is something that rebels against big chunks of epoxy. My gap was already mostly filled with epoxy from the assembly and I just continued...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    Hi Randy, Funny you should ask. I wrote a page on the new scraper, I was so pleased with it. It comes from Amazon, I have a link.

    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/scraper.html

    I thought it...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/slot-glassed.jpg

    I mixed the resin in smallish batches. This glass is more difficult to wet out so smaller batches work better. I did the...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/scamp-centreboard-rounded.jpg

    I put a small radius around the centreboard case and touched up various spots, (and sanded the touch ups of...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    It takes a better writer than I to make sanding interesting!!
    I've been scraping drips and sanding and cleaning up the bottom of the hull in order to glass it.
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    Time to turn the boat over. A bit tricky. My ceiling is not supposed to carry much weight so I built a quick (ish) frame. I had lots of ratchet straps and I used 4. Overkill but I thought I might...
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    Would you have a photo of how you have it in?
    I would be very interested in seeing this.
    Christine
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    What kind of outside drains have you got? Or do you just use a bucket or sponge? I still have not made any outside holes to drain the scamp. I expect it is quite a dry boat so maybe it is not...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    I'm hoping to launch this spring. Water is really cold till June so I have a couple of months.
    I have the mast mostly made so I only have the spars to construct.
    I also have to make the doors for...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/mast-partner-extension2.jpg

    I prepared the extensions for the mast case. I tried them on for size and realized I did not like the look of...
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    Hi Bruce. I think you are quite a bit ahead of me. I still have a tremendous amount of finishing to do. Still I'm hoping to be sailing her this summer.
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    It seems like a great idea. Thanks
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    I posted this image on my facebook page and Simeon Baldwin suggested building up the edges of mast ramp to allow for a boot to sit on the opening to stop rain from coming in. He suggested 3/4 on an...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/extension.jpg

    Before gluing the roof I had traced and cut a short extension. I cut it oversize but I only need about a quarter inch. The...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/bulge.jpg

    The roof has been fitted and I tried to pull it in place using straps but the area around the opening kept going up. It sort of...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/side-glued.jpg https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/roof-support-angles.jpg

    Earlier I had glued the sides of the...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    I have an old block of parrafin wax I use around the shop. I also keep a bottle of mineral oil for the sharpening stones and screws.
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    I don't think life in the shop would be possible without a table saw. If you're planning birdmouth then table saw is doubly important.

    I use the circular saw with a clamp on straight edge (Show...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

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    I just went to the shop and tried my oars against the boat. It's not looking good. I think you are right.
    When the boat is out of the shop and the oars are not bumping into the band saw I'll...
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    It's always tricky deciding. I have these perfectly gorgeous oars I use with the Skerry. I know they are a bit short but I'm not planning to row much. It seems ridiculous to buy a fourth pair of oars...
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    I am deadly afraid of using silicone anywhere near a project that is going to get painted. Once the silicone gets on it's really hard to remove. Ask me how I know!! You can't see it and it seems to...
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    I shaped a piece of ash to help support the oar socket. I think It could also be a place of attachment for a bumper or whatever. ...
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    The Scamp Transom gets a cap and there is a doubler under it.


    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/transom-cap-doubler.jpg
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    I put a strip of glass on the edge of the rudder blade and top. I taped it in place and trimmed before it had set. A little burnishing of the gummy edge almost got rid of the ridge.
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    After much fussing, measuring, more fussing, procrastinating, I glued up the case.

    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/rudder-case-glue.jpg...
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    I guess I will stop worring about the clearance. 3 mm total, or just a bit larger, will be about what I have and each of the stainless washers I have is 1mm thick so that would work just fine....
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/blade-glassed1.jpg https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/blade-glassed2.jpg

    Glassed the blade after some sanding and...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/rudder-cheeks-hole.jpg

    The pivot point had been marked and I cut the opening for the bronze bushings. The opening was exactly the same...
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    Some Scamp builders have put copper tube as a conduit for the up and down lines. I liked the look of this so I decided to try it.

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    I've set aside the hull and main boat for a break. I'll turn my efforts to finishing the rudder and rudder case.
    Earlier I had mostly shaped the rudder so I went and dug it up. ...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/trimming-coaming-belt-sander.jpg
    The belt sander made quick work of smoothing out the cap. I used a fine grit belt. I can take a lot of...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/pattern-for-coaming-gusset.jpg
    Before gluing on the coaming cap I had made the corner piece.
    I made a cardboard pattern to shape the gusset....
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    I did not have to sand it because I was REALLY careful not to let it be higher than the edge. It would have been very difficult to sand.
  48. Re: Experience replacing cement liner in diesel stove?

    I've built a couple of kilns for pottery and enameling and found that pottery supply companies carry very useful refractories. Soft bricks and castbles. The people I've used are in Canada, Ontario,...
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    Hi Denise
    It's a very brittle "meranti" ply. Not bad material but stubborn when it comes to bending and quite resistant to wetting. I've tried the heat gun/wet rags but with limited success. I've...
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    I've been sanding under the side decks so nothing much to photograph. I tried to clean up and finish the epoxy fillet but I only managed to fill a few spot. Nothing is very smooth. I think I have...
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