1978 Scampi Scampi 30

Added 2 March, 2013

About this Sailboat:

This boat HAULS! Originally designed as an ocean racing boat, with a wide, hard-chined hull, a fin keel, and 6500lbs displacement, this boat goes hull-speed close-hauled with only a moderate breeze. It’s been a godsend for cruising around the Puget Sound. The cabin has a v-berth, a semi-private marine head, two berths/settees in the main cabin, a small galley, a nav-station, and a quarterberth. For a racing boat the interior is surprisingly roomy and the previous owner lived aboard for a summer.

I bought the boat in very rough shape, after having been in the water for several years. There in nothing stopping cruising on the boat right now, but here’s a list of the problems I had/have:

KEEL: When I had the boat hauled, I discovered hairline crack wrapping around the front of the keel. Google “catalina smile” to see exactly what I’m talking about. I sanded down the area, filled the crack with polyester putty, and applied layers of alternating matte/cloth fiberglass over it.

PORT CHAIN PLATE: The stays come through the deck and are re-enforced down to the hull(not attached to bulkheads, as on cheaper boats). When I bought there was a crack in the deck where the port stay came down through it. The previous owner had botched a repair and installed a flimsy piece of aluminum behind the crack, which did virtually no good. I removed the aluminum and filled the crack with epoxy. Then I machined a piece of 1/4″ stainless steel plate to replace the aluminum, and bedded it tightly against the back side of the crack to spread out the load, and then I tightened the stay below the crack, between the deck and hull, so most off the load is off the deck, on the hull where it should be anyway. I believe it is now as strong as when first built.

HEAD: The marine head has two problems: 1) There is a holding tank but the y-valve is stuck in the “overboard” position. 2) The intake from the sea into the bowl doesn’t work. I’ve gotten used to pouring water into the bowl with a bucket, using the head, and pumping it out.

Equipment on Board:

GALLEY: The old alcohol stove doesn’t work. Right now it functions as the world’s fanciest, gimbled Sterno stand and I still cook food regularly! There is a fresh water tank with a working foot pump but I don’t trust how old it is so I have a bunch of water jugs that I fill up every time I go out.

ELECTRONICS: The previous owner had big plans to replace all the electronics and got as far as removing the old electrical panel and cutting all the wires behind it. I bought 2 new deep-cycle marine batteries and I have slowly been re-hooking up various systems. I have a new electrical panel, and connected to it are the running lights and a new depth-sounder that I installed. The VHF radio is new-looking and I will connect it shortly. Currently the batteries have to be removed to be charged, but there is a battery charger on the boat that if hooked up would allow the batteries to be charged by shore power. The cabin lights are not hooked up so I installed some battery-powered LED lights inside that have been just fine for nighttime.

BOTTOM PAINT: due.

The boat comes with an old, ugly, but very functional dingy. There is a large array of sails including 2 mains(one fully battened), 2 jibs, and 2 spinnakers. Also comes with an anchor, around 30′ of chain plus around 100′ of rode. I’ll also throw in a small, handheld GPS(made for hiking, but gives position and speed reliably), and charts of Puget Sound and San Juans. Also there’s a swim ladder(Who swims here anyway though?), boat hook, and some other miscellaneous stuff.

The boat in at Seacrest Marina, north of Everett right before Marysville. It’s a tiny marina and cheap at $6.50/ft monthly. They have cheap haulouts too, usually about $200 round-trip and the storage fee is the same on the hard as in the water. If you want to work on the boat I would strongly suggest keeping it there. The only downside of the marina is it is up a muddy slough and you can only get in or out at high tide!

Well there you have it. I have had a lot of good times on this boat but a recent injury and realities of my work and life have made it hard to use her as much as she deserves. I think(unlike virtually every other seller) I have been very honest about the issues, but it is still a really good, fast, seaworthy boat. I think it is time for her to continue adventures with another owner. Please email me with questions or if you would like to see the boat. Thanks!

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