Seahopper Scamp Sail
Choose the Scamp for its compact size, ease of storage, good performance and light weight. If you genuinely need a boat that one person can carry with ease, and store easily this might be the choice for you. The Scamp is a truly portable boat easily loaded and off loaded from a roof rack or car top. Perfect as a yacht tender or an introduction to boating. And don’t forget you can buy the Scamp Row and upgrade later, if your budget is a little stretched.
Side seats are supplied with the motor and sail versions to allow the helmsman to sit further forward ensuring the boat rides level in the water. If you do go for the standard Gunter sailing version or upgrade to it you can sail the Scamp with the main alone. Have fun customising your boat with different sail colours and end panels!
*Please note that the Scamp Sail is supplied with a main and jib, but the mast is stepped forward so that youcan sail with the main alone.
Here are some facts relating to the main materials we use in construction of our folding boats.
All our boats use good quality materials we source from around the world. We use ELITE marine grade plywood with a 15 year guarantee produced in a Lloyds approved mill ensuring consistent quality. With a pale mahogany colour, it is manufactured from selected Gaboon (Okoume) veneers throughout, it has an attractive close grained face which is ideal for varnishing and finishes well. Due to its excellent strength to weight ratio, it is also very popular for dinghy construction and ideal for our versatile folding boats. The product has the following approvals BS1088, Lloyds Register Type Approval, PS1-95, KOMO Class ‘A’ or ‘C’.
The plywood has FSC certification which means the products that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Jointing Fabrics and Adhesives
The fabrics we use for the ingenious jointing system and the bow and stern panels is based on 700gsm super heavy duty satin lacquered and fire retardant PVC material. BS 5438 1989 Tests 2a and 2b. The main adhesive is a two pack variety which provides excellent adhesion and sealing properties in the jointing strips and the four corners of the boat’s construction.
We use a traditional quality UV resistant yacht and seaplane varnish. Two diluted veneer washes are used to seal the surface and end grains of the plywood panels before two top coats of 100% varnish are applied. This provides a durable and workmanlike finish, which can easily be touched up if scuffs occur, and easily rubbed down for adding a new coat of varnish at the end of the season.
Seahopper Scamp Specification
|Length (folded)||2.13 m||7"|
|Width (folded)||0.51 m||20"|
|Sail Area||2.79 sq.m|
|Weight (boat and 3 seats and oars)||32 kg||70 lbs|
|Add Gunter Rig and accessories||13kg||29 lbs|
|Carrying Capacity||250 kg||551 lbs|
|Capacity||Row and Motor: 3 adults||Sail: 2 adults|