First of all thanks info and my apologies for not replying quicker, got dragged away for other things.
My wife and I have been going up and down the ICW over to the Bahamas for a bunch of years and we'd like sell our existing boat, build the next boat, and spend a few years do the great circle. The Bahamas could be a lot of fun with a very shallow draft. Our current boat is a Grampian 34 Ketch and it suits us well and if we don't sell it within the next month or so we will be taking it off the market so we can get it ready to go south again. After 7 years on the boat we had a number of ideas that "if we were building our own boat it would have ..." to suit our style of of cruising.
We brought the boat home three years ago to refresh it as well as ourselves and I started designing "the next boat" as well as doing some research into boat design as well as boat building. I've build several dinghys over the years in wood and (I can hear the screams now) Corecel. If you're interested take a peek at http://www.millenniumodyssey.ca/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=38&MMN_position=29:27
I built a model of what we wanted using a Chesapeake Oyster boat as a basic hullform and put in the interior very roughly with tanks, engine etc to scale and let the design stew for a while. The Seabright Skiff came to my attention after reading Dave Gerr's "Nature of Boats". I think the Seabright Skiff would have a number of interesting advantages over the Oyster boat. The article in woodenboat you mentioned sent me scurrying to the Atkin's boat plans. The idea of a tunnel drive has a lot of appeal.
As for what other features we would be interested in having, a serious anchor locker, a high pressure washdown pump for the anchor rode, a hot water heating system, space for solar panels, an aft area for "two chairs and a drink table", a helm station with 360 degree visability and out of the weather, a place where we can carry a dinghy, a life raft, space on the forward deck for working on anchors etc, a master cabin with a real double bed, a boat that sleeps two, eats four, and drinks many.
Thanks for the info
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From: Michael Walther <michawalth3@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:47:50 AM
Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Reviewing Atkin's Plans
Hi again, Some corrections. Definitely designed by author-designer Dave Gerr. P.79 foto of Peregrin/Nancy LAKin. Caption- P.81 show lines of "unique ultra-shoal tunnel-drive hull form" not a tunnel stern seabright skiff design as I thought, but close. I don't believe it's as fast or effient as Atkin's design (my personal opinion better hydrodynamics) . Also says another boat of this design, Belle Marie was featured in WB #143. Westlawn is familiar with Atkin & Co. maybe he could do one for you if nothing else can be found. Beyond length, what else in your 'specs' are you looking for? A different arrangement plus different sheer might make it work, depends on what you need. Thanks, Mike
--- On Tue, 4/21/09, Michael Walther <michawalth3@ yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Michael Walther <michawalth3@ yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Reviewing Atkin's Plans
> To: AtkinBoats@yahoogro ups.com
> Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 3:43 AM
> Hi, To add to this, in WB #206 Jan/FEBRUARY 2009 in
> an article "The Fuel Efficient Powerboat" starting on p.78
> included the 51'9" x 14'10" x 27" Peregrin/Nancy Larkin.
> Definately a tunnel stern seabright skiff. Dontcha know I
> got all excited;) I think it was designed by the author Dave
> Gerr. He is Director of the Westlawn Institute of Marine
> Technology. For performance & fouel efficiency (best
> results) I would want to have a designer to draw the bottom
> for one of these or at least tank tested, if not both.
> --- On Fri, 4/17/09, titanicslim <titanicslim@ yahoo.com>
> > From: titanicslim <titanicslim@ yahoo.com>
> > Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: Reviewing Atkin's Plans
> > To: AtkinBoats@yahoogro ups.com
> > Date: Friday, April 17, 2009, 8:25 PM
> > Michael
> > I have been looking for a design Atkin called
> > which was about 38'X 8', which is at the low end of
> > requirement. That's about the biggest "modified
> > Seabright" I know of but I can't find it. Ask Mrs.
> > Atkin.
> > The biggest one I CAN find is Nanuk III- about 28' X
> > 9'. I've always felt that boat had great
> > possibilities. A competent builder could
> > stretch it a little but not enough, I fear, to meet
> > requirements. I'd suggest you take a good look at
> > "Salimina", which is 39' and about twice the draft,
> and a
> > seriously big pleasure boat.
> > Dave
> > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogro ups.com,
> > "Michael MacDonald" <millenniumodyssey@ ...>
> > >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I am interested in a sea bright skiff with a
> > along the lines of
> > > River Belle, Shoal Runner, Everhope, or Rescue
> > Minor. But I'm looking
> > > for something in the 38-42 ft range.
> > >
> > > I noticed that the documentation on Shoal Runner
> > mentions:
> > >
> > > "I have designed several score boats similar in
> > to Shoals
> > > Runner ranging in length from 16' to 45' and in
> > from 6" to 15".
> > > All have turned out well and have proved
> > in every respect."
> > >
> > > I was wondering if there were designs that I
> > missed on the web site
> > > or are they available elsewhere?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Mike MacDonald
> > >
> > >
> > >
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