Our New Expedition Yacht

A tough aluminum sailboat to explore high latitudes
and support scientific and adventure expeditions ...

About the boat

Plans & Specifications

UPDATE 3 OCTOBER 2003:

Building the Scoot

The idea for the scoot began two years ago when Hamish's brother-in-law, Robin Minchin sketched out a few ideas:


The name for the scoot came from a road grader, who eyed it up and asked Hamish, "whatcha building a scoot for?" (I believe scoots are normally used in the New Hampshire woods for hauling around timber).

unloading the steel


setting up the grid


levelling


shaping the beam ends


the honeycomb


verticals


Simon Goodall grinding back the plate


Hamish welding on the bottom plate


bottom plate


flipping over the scoot



bending up the 1/4" plate for the "ski tips"




Photos from the build:

14 JUL || 17 JUL || 3 AUG || 17 AUG || 28 AUG || 12 SEP || 28 SEP || 13 OCT

23 NOV || 14 DEC || 1 JAN

24 SEP (launch) || 3 OCT (scoot) || 3 OCT (positioning) || 3 OCT (haulout)

16 APRIL (interior)

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