Warning: This blog post may be boring, especially if you already know how to rig a Scamp.
Rigging hardware has always been a bit of a mystery to me…largely because I don’t understand it. There are very few sailboats in Idaho, so there’s not much to look at. Also, Scamp is a little different from other sailboats…simpler…yet different, with the balance lug rid and all. I knew I was in over my head, so I called Chuck at Ductworks to get his input and advise. He helped me with my wants and needs. $600 dollars later, I almost have what I need.
First off the lines. The black at far left is bungie cording I plan to use as sail ties. The white is 100′ of 1/8″ solid braid polyester for sail lacing, the red is 35′ of 5mm Marlow Excel for the halyard. The 4mm (3mm?) Marlow Excel in blue, lime and black will be used for reefing.
I decided to try the continuous reefing system explained by others. The following 3 images pertain to the parts needed for the continuous reefing setup.
Wish me luck. I’m sure if you asked 100 people how to rig a Scamp you would get 101 opinions. This is my first attempt…we’ll see how I like things and then make changes from there. Sometimes in life you just have to move forward and see how things work out. This is my ready, fire, aim approach.