Since we’re on this subject, I couldn’t help but bust out another scenario and discussion.
First the criteria: Supplies for 2 sailors on a 5 day voyage.
I’m thinking my storage criteria for a second Scamp build would be to accommodate a weeks worth of provisions. Anything longer than that would be a one off with possible resupply along the way. With that in mind, how much storage would this require? How much water would this require? I believe the Texas 200, or any outdoor pursuit recommends 1/2 gallon/person/day. Let’s use these numbers as we plan our one week voyage. The math comes out to 5-7 gallons of fresh water…which really isn’t that big a deal. In fact, when Preston and I sailed off Port Townsend we did just this. We strapped a 5 gallon jug up under the veranda. We never came close to using all the water, but it felt good knowing we had plenty.
Clothing for a 5 day voyage wouldn’t take much room. Food a little more, but not bad.
What I’m getting at is this:
Might one have ample storage capacity by:
- using the front bow area for clothing, sleeping bags, pads and tent
- using the lazarette for anchors, line, beach rollers, block and tackle and wet clothing
- using 2 dry bags under the veranda (one lashed to each side) for clothing and food
- using a 5 gallon jug of water strapped to the center line under the veranda
- using two 6″ round hatches installed in the front face of the seats (under the veranda) for first aid kit, flares, emergency items, radio, camera gear and cook kit
If this is sufficient, one would not need to cut any holes (other than small ventilation ports) into the seats or the sole of the boat. Am I crazy or on to something? I’d have to think this through over a period of time, cuz often I get carried away to excess with any good new idea.