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Old 05-01-2021, 03:19 PM   #1
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Advice needed on resting Scamp shell on its frame

Hi All - We're trying to figure out how the fiberglass shell is supposed to rest on the frame. Right now, the shell is resting on the frame at its outer bottom edge. Should the fiberglass tab that runs horizontally inside be what holds the weight of the shell on the frame?

The photo is looking at the front bottom of the Scamp, bench and floor removed. I've done a search for other threads on this but my searching skills are lacking. I'd be grateful for any direction.
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The tab carries the load and provides a secure attachment… but to the floor, not the frame. The shell attaches to the floor (with two tabs above and below), and the floor attaches to the frame. On mine the shell does not contact the frame at all. There’s a small gap at the notches where the frame rails pass through.

When replacing the floor, typically the upper tab is cut off, wood replaced, and a new tab glassed in. Yours may have sagged a bit with the floor out and you may have to add some support before you tab in the new floor section.

I’m not seeing your photo. Make sure you hit upload and wait until the upload finishes (file drops into list of attachments) before you submit your post. It can take a while for high resolution photos.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:22 AM   #3
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This really clarifies our next step.

Thanks so much for taking the time to lay it out for us. It's a huge help. Can't wait until our Scamp is looking as sweet as yours. ) I'll try to attach the photo again.
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The tab carries the load and provides a secure attachmentÖ but to the floor, not the frame. The shell attaches to the floor (with two tabs above and below), and the floor attaches to the frame. On mine the shell does not contact the frame at all. Thereís a small gap at the notches where the frame rails pass through.

When replacing the floor, typically the upper tab is cut off, wood replaced, and a new tab glassed in. Yours may have sagged a bit with the floor out and you may have to add some support before you tab in the new floor section.

Iím not seeing your photo. Make sure you hit upload and wait until the upload finishes (file drops into list of attachments) before you submit your post. It can take a while for high resolution photos.
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