Re: Scamp as an outboard
- Can certainly see the attraction with that classic runabout character.
I'm not qualified to answer, but just mentally comparing the lines
with Bolger?s 21 foot fisherman?s launch (outboard powered) I can see
a lot of similarities. How fast do you want to go? I would think if
you could live with modest speeds, a 2 stroke in the 40-50 HP range or
a 45HP Honda would not be too much weight on the transom. I would
build it with the deadwood as shown in the plans and a Bolger type
"dry well" that he uses in a lot of outboards in this size range.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "adharvey2" <cen67858@c...> wrote:
> After looking for a 20' fishing skiff with a nod toward the charactor
> of a classic runabout, I have come across Scamp as an nearly ideal
> solution, except that it's an inboard. For the sake of simplicity, I
> find myself wondering about the possibility of using modern outboard
> power. Does any one have any strong opinions about this or any
> experience in converting an old inboard design to an outboard. I'm
> sure it must be more problematic than it appears on the surface, for a
> boat this small that is. Alot of modern plans for 25+ footers give you
> a choice, within certain weight limits, but I wouldn't want to really
> screw up the handling, trim, displacment, etc.
> Any input appreciated.