You Boats and your brother are some adventurers. I thought I was crazy, my wife pretty much said so, but two years ago I bought our Scamp
sight unseen, and drove 1000 miles in winter to pick it up. Vermont to Delaware, one day down, buy it, spend the night in a motel, second day back home. It is 30 years younger, and I was able to learn it's whole history before I bought it, and the pictures on facebook were genuine. You drove twice as far and your Scamp
was well aged, a little bit past its prime.
Good luck, it sound like you will be enjoying every minute with it, even while working on it!