Scout Boats http://www.scoutboats.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:04:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Scout Boats: Expertly Crafted from Foundation to Finishhttp://www.scoutboats.com/scout-boats-expertly-crafted-foundation-finish/ http://www.scoutboats.com/scout-boats-expertly-crafted-foundation-finish/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:05:45 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=3662 While Scout boats feature a perfect finish, they all start with expertly engineered foundations. Top quality construction, wiring, drainage, and power are just some of the fundamentals that make Scout Boats a leader in the industry. Construction Precision At Scout, … Continue reading

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While Scout boats feature a perfect finish, they all start with expertly engineered foundations. Top quality construction, wiring, drainage, and power are just some of the fundamentals that make Scout Boats a leader in the industry.

Construction Precision

At Scout, we cut all our foam patterns for the layout processes within the company and have over 300 different patterns for small parts. We use polyurethane foams and PVC foams depending on the application and design them with strategic cutouts for reinforcements such as hinges, lids and the bow cleat. One of the reasons for using a polyurethane foam or PVC foam is it’s much lighter than marine grade plywood which helps produce a lighter, stronger boat in the long run.

Electrical Wiring

We currently use all 10 wiring on all of our main distribution harnesses and switch panels, as well as the AC side and DC side for all our boats. We also have safety features that are built into our electrical systems such as different relays that allow you to run multiple systems on your boat without running down the engine batteries.

We use all Deutsch plugs on all of our wiring. These plug-in-place systems allow us to have accuracy within our manufacturing process and out in the field when something needs to be maintained or repaired.

When it comes to larger boats, the backside of an AC DC panel sports aircraft quality wiring while the front panel features readings for port battery, starboard battery banks, house battery, and AC voltage for battery chargers.

Drainage

For every boat we build, we plumb everything we do. For example, at the bottom of a rod holder, there’s a hole that can allow for rain or salt water to come in. At Scout, we apply a reinforced two-hose that drains that water and takes it where it’s supposed to go. Anywhere that’s there’s an opening on the boat, it’ll have heavy duty plumbing. Even on a cup holder (where you a have a tiny ¼ inch hole), you’ll have a draining tube that’s connected to the backside of it.

Yamaha Power

One of our partners, Yamaha Motor Corporation, is probably the most sought after outboard motors in the industry today. They own about 80% of the salt water market and consistently showcase engines that run like a top. They build one of the best-looking, fastest running, lowest emission, lightest engines on the market and they do it all at a great price.

For a hands-on overview of these components and more, check out our videos or feel free to request more information.

 

 

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Scout Boat’s Special Featureshttp://www.scoutboats.com/scout-boats-special-features/ http://www.scoutboats.com/scout-boats-special-features/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:08:04 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=3649 Each Scout boat is built with the highest attention to detail and features state-of-the-art innovations that adhere to a rigorous quality control process. Here are just a few of the factors that make Scout Boats stand apart from the rest. Backing Plates … Continue reading

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Each Scout boat is built with the highest attention to detail and features state-of-the-art innovations that adhere to a rigorous quality control process. Here are just a few of the factors that make Scout Boats stand apart from the rest.

Backing Plates

Everything we use is a 100% composite material. We don’t use wood anywhere in the construction of any Scout boat. Our backing plates are made with whale board, a highly compressed resinated paper. It actually has a higher screw retention than aluminum and is some of the best backing plate you can get. We install it where the cleat is going to go at the back of the boat and anywhere on the boat that is going to hold anything of substance (a swim platform, a T-top, any seating). It’ll be in place regardless whether that boat is ordered with that option or not. It’s also installed behind the hinges so all the little hinge screws are embedded in whale board material.

Premium Vinyl

One extra feature that we put in every standard Scout Boat is Syntec vinyl with nanoblock technology. The nanoblock technology has three protection systems. It protects against staining, fading, and mold. Substances such as fish blood, ketchup, mustard, lipstick, and wine that would stain a normal boat’s cushions can be wiped clean away on Syntec vinyl. These cushions are expensive but they’ll last forever and won’t be damaged by everyday use.

Fiberglass

All Scout Boats are 100% handlaid, all the way down to the smallest part on the smallest boat that we build. We use multi-directional fiberglass that’s supplied by the best vendors in the industry. This allows for strength to come from the fiberglass by the way that it’s woven and actually covers every direction (not just north, south, east, west) but every single direction by the way that it’s overlapped. That’s one thing that we do to ensure we have the strongest boats in the industry.

Gel Coat Color

It may not seem that the color or shade of a white is important. One of the things Scout wanted to create was a color that was aesthetically pleasing to the eye and identifiable as a Scout product. It’s also for a purpose. When you’re spending the day out on the water in the bright sunshine, the glare is minimized. Many of our competitors use a bright appliance white which may look nice in a showroom but won’t protect your eyes.

Finish

Another key feature to Scout Boat’s attention to detail is our finishing department. They go through the boat entirely and look for any blemishes or nicks or dings. They’ll buff the entire boat out and make sure it’s completely polished with that perfect Scout finish before delivery.

Light Tunnel

We’ve invested in a special light tunnel. Once it’s turned on, it emulates the sunlight that you would see outside instead of just the factory lighting that you would normally find. We wheel each boat into this light tunnel and go over it with a fine tooth comb to ensure that all the blemishes are out of the boat and that the boat is perfect in its finish and quality once it’s delivered to you.

Want to know more or request a quote? Contact our team at Scout Boats. We’re always happy to help.

 

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255LXF Press Releasehttp://www.scoutboats.com/255lxf-press-release/ http://www.scoutboats.com/255lxf-press-release/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:31:27 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=3630 255 LXF PR

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Scout / Mercury Press Releasehttp://www.scoutboats.com/scout-mercury-press-release/ http://www.scoutboats.com/scout-mercury-press-release/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:01:42 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=2516 Scout and Mercury 7.31.14

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