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Old 23-12-2013, 07:28   #1
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Sugarscoop stern

I am thinking of converting my sugar scoop back end to a transom so I can fit outboard or Windvane gear
Has anyone done this to a Glassfibre hull...?
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Old 23-12-2013, 08:03   #2
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Re: Sugarscoop stern

I have heard of people adding sugar scoops to a straight transom, but not the reverse. However, it is only fiberglass so anything and everything is possible. You aren't changing the underwater profile, so no performance issues. Make a plug of your scoops to a shape you like and glass it in or use it as a mold. Make sure to pay attention to some basic structural engineering if you plan to mount high force items on it.

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Re: Sugarscoop stern

You don't need to convert back. Just install the proper gear/bracket.

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Re: Sugarscoop stern

I extended about 2 feet, but the sugar scoops were already there.

Sail Delmarva: Extended Transoms: The Process

Far more project on a monohull as there is compound curvature. The steps are the easy part, as that is mostly done with pre-laminated FRP, like carpentry.

Any effect on the handling? Sure, since while the extensions are not in the water at rest they certainly are at sailing speeds. They will move the center of effort just a little. In my case, since they cleaned up the wake, turning is smoother and faster.
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Re: Sugarscoop stern

Thinwater, I think the OP was talking about simply filling in the existing sugar scoop space to form a flat transom - not making sugar scoops or extending the transom.

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Re: Sugarscoop stern

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You don't need to convert back. Just install the proper gear/bracket.

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Agree. Removing the sugar scoop diminishes the value of the boat when you could just add a monitor built for the kind of transom you have. I've been doing this research and some are "easily" removable from the brackets when you aren't using it. One of them can swing sideways to access the platform. I think it was Hydrovane, but probably others can be done this way.
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