Monday, May 11, 2015

Mid-Nite Scow Boy: The Perverted Moth Blogspot


I recently discovered the Perverted Moth Blogspot.  The author of this blog, Markla, has been around since 2008 and starts off the first post by telling us that he hates us all and he particularly hates blogs.  He does this blog anyway but only because it's easier than creating a website.  He tells us not to expect updates anytime soon.  That was then.  Fair enough.  More recently he has updated Ray Hilton's Bunyip IX scow design and adapted it for carbon sandwich construction.  The first hull out of the female mold is sailing.  Curious?  You can read about it here.


  1. Absolutely love the play on words name 'Mid Nite Scowboy' - great!!

  2. G'day George, thanks for the reference. Just to clarify, this build is not from a female mould. It is entirely flat pack carbon foam sandwich panels. Imagine doing a plywood scow build, but with modern materials and computer controlled cutting. The carbon foam panels are first laid up on a table under vacuum, then cut with CNC machine before laying into an mdf jig and taping up all the seams and frames with carbon. It is a really quick build method for shapes like this.

  3. Thanks for the clarification. How about the foiling scow developed by Jim French? Is that hull built like yours or laid up from pre-preg carbon in a mold and vacuum bagged? If so, probably that's the source of my confusion.