Re: SCAMP envy/lust
A very high latitude small boat adventure? Cool!
My thoughts? The usual stuff, heavy items down low and light items up high, bedding and clothing being light will be up there in a net under the top part of the cabin/locker, and access to the underfloor spaces through hatches will enable the fresh water tankage down there to help add stability.
I would look hard at boxing in the area between the cockpit coamings down to the seat tops, she will then have a little more stability when on her side, and bring less water aboard when coming back up.
Big bilge pump, one like this that will move a lot of water in a hurry picking up from a little well at the after end of the cockpit floor http://www.whalepumps.com/marine/pro...lyID=Compac-50
Get dry quick!
Heavy provisions and equipment under the seats outboard of the "offcentercase" and the same on the port side, that helps keep her trimmed fore and aft, and I'd look hard at putting a mast top partner like Mike Monies has incorporated in his Famous Red SCAMP so the mast is easier to get down at sea.
I think that a drop in section with a velcroed cover will keep it watertight so you dont get rain in your coffee in the mornings.
A net in under the cabin top where wet weather clothing can be kept within arms reach, and a little gimballed sterno stove with a fitted pot on the after face of the cabin bulkhead so food heating is not dependent upon the boat being fairly still.
Closed cell padding glued to the seats, only about 20mm thick but it can make a difference over several days.
Lots of thoughts, those are just a start.
I'll be watching the project, and the voyage reports with interest.
Originally Posted by Howard Rice
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