1742Re: Twinkle Twinkle little boat
- Jan 3, 2008Ken,
Do you really think Twinkle will go that fast with 9hp? She is carvel
built 7/8" cedar sides and bottom on sawn oak frames(heavy). The
article does read that with 3hp she should make 6 mph. I was planning
a ply laptrake Ellon Jessup outboard skiff but decided to go with an
inboard design after inspiration by the writings of the late Mr.
White and his Rescue Minor skiff. This one has a simpler box tunnel
than the RM. With a less efficient tunnel and alot smaller engine she
should be a bit slower...but how much?
I was also thinking around 14mph (just guessing). I can't judge these
tunnel boats so well. Has anyone worked up the wheels for these
Atkin's tunnel boats?
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
> Hi Russ,
> I would guess that this boat should not be driven any faster than
> mph. One clue here is the last sentence in the description whereAtkin
> "Remember Twinkle is not a racing boat."
> The hull design with its straight run and flat bottom aft suggest
> it is designed to be a planing boat, so it could probably be driventhan
> faster than this with a bigger engine.
> But if you use a 10 HP inboard and it won't push the boat faster
> say 15 mph, higher theoretical speeds won't really matter anyways.
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks
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