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Old 06-22-2005, 11:16 AM
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Default What makes a Scarab a Kaama?

Lately I have seen a lot of Scarabs that are Kaama's. Does anybody know what makes a Scarab a Kaama. Was it a particular option or some kind of graphics that were put on the hull?
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Just guessing here '69,

- Flat Deck instead of raised pleasure model deck (Scarab III?)
- "Race Hatches (vents)" instead of flat cushions over engines
- KV - no one opinion here, some say Wellcraft used Kevlar for reinforcement of key areas.....others think that this stood for "Kaama Victory". Not really convinced either way.
- Notch in transom (higher X-dimension of drives?)
- No windshield, just the "race faring".
That's my opinion......common KAAMA heads....chime in

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Old 06-24-2005, 03:08 PM
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KAAMA surface drives.There was also the KAAMA 425 hp 454 motor package also.They had little blue plates on the exhaust that said KAAMA and came with blue valve covers.
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Pretty sure that not all KAAMA Scarabs came with KAAMA surface drives (but I wouldn't have kicked if mine had ).
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What year did Wellcraft start making the flat deck 377? I have a Wellcraft brochure from 1981 and it mentions that wellcraft has introduced a special edition Scarab kaama. It is a flush deck version of the 377 with side by side engines. A kevlar hull may also be ordered. The picture of the boat says "Kaama Special edition" on the side of the hull and the bioat has the race hatches. I also have a wellcraft brochure from 1982 and it shows the regular raised deck "377 Scarab" and the "Scarab 377 Special edition" that has the flush deck. My boat is a 1980. It has the flat deck and side by side engines, but it only says "Scarab" on the side of the hull. So are all flat deck Scarabs Kaama's. On a side note I found a 38 scarab ( early 80's vintage) that says "Kaama" on the side of the hull but it has a sun pad, not race hatches. It is the red and black one that has been laid up in a marina just south of where Crocker runs into Jefferson in Harrison Township
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Little late to this but I am the new owner of the Red and Black 377 that was down by Harrison.
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