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1542Re: [AtkinBoats] Rescue Minor "Bingey" launched

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  • Clifford Benshoof
    Jun 13, 2007
      Sals Dad.
      Bravo for pushing through with your ideas.
      I know you're having a great time.
      I've started a Rescue Minor also and have not gone beyound the 4ft model
      Have aquired a used 23 1/2 HP Kubota from a local rental place and plan to
      use that. Many drive questions to work out without spending a lot.
      Looking forward to some pics.
      Will send some pics of my project when It gets going.
      Lots of luck
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "sals_dad" <sals_dad@...>
      To: <AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:19 AM
      Subject: [AtkinBoats] Rescue Minor "Bingey" launched

      > The Rescue Minor is getting close. Hull is complete (if ugly) and
      > last night I shoved it off the "landscaper" trailer and crunched it
      > over sharp gravel into the water. I just love the metal hull, and
      > workboat finish.
      > I don't have power in yet, and plan to start out trials with a 6 hp
      > outboard, before putting on the 25. I think I explained in an
      > earlier post, and illustrated in the photos section, how the
      > temporary outboard installation will work. With all the unknowns
      > about power requirement, reduction gears, reverse, props, and angled
      > alignment, it seems best to try out a number of alternatives before
      > making a commitment.
      > For the time being, steering will be with a push-pull tiller. Since
      > the center of the "lazarette" is free-flooding, I dispensed with any
      > rudder shaft seal or bearings; for now it's just an aluminum shaft
      > through an hole drilled in the aluminum bottom, with a lower section
      > of shaft resting on a plastic disc set into a hole drilled partway
      > into the skeg. So I expect some wear, but we'll see.
      > Pushing it alongside the Bolger Diablo, it moved right along, even
      > showing a hint of rooster tail. The hull weighs about 550 lbs
      > empty, and was very tender stepping in at the dock.
      > Next step, trials with low power, and photos. Anybody in the
      > midcoast Maine area want to play this weekend?
      > Curtis -- aka Sal's Dad
      > No flaming, cursing, politics, religion or public mopery. Please be
      > polite.
      > If you set out to build an Atkin boat, please do not modify the plans. If
      > you stray from the plans you do so at your own risk and Atkin & Co. will
      > take no responsibility for the performance of the resulting boat.
      > The current Atkin boat plans catalog is online at
      > <http://www.atkinboatplans.com/>
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      > rms/
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