1903Re: Tolman's adaptation
- Apr 11, 2008Hear, hear, I'll second that and agree in every particular. This
reminds me of Rudder's letters section a bit; well I've wrote worse.
A moderate harumpf from me too:-)
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@...> wrote:
> I got soured on the Tolman tunnel stern boat after reading Ren
> article about it in Messing About in Boats. Tolman claims that the
> V-bottom, tunnel-stern Seabright skiff is a traditional design,
> doesn't give Wm. Atkin much credit for it. Traditional Seabright
> are round-bilged, lapstrake planked, and don't have a tunnel stern.
> the introduction of engines some builders of Seabright skiffs built
> with a slight tunnel in the stern, but so far I haven't seen
> any with as extreme a tunnel as Wm. A. used on his tunnel-stern,
> round-bilged Seabright skiffs (though that doesn't mean they
> exist). Around 1915 Wm. Atkin invented the V-bottom Seabright
> marrying the Seabright skiff's box deadwood and wide keel plank to
> general hull shape of a V-bottom motorboat. The evidence in
> published writings is ambiguous about whether this first V-bottom
> Seabright skiff had a tunnel stern or not. Wm. was quite proud of
> invention, considering it one of the few important original ideas
> thought up in his career.
> Tolman's tunnel-stern boat isn't an adaptation of a traditional
> it's an adaptation of an original idea thought up and perfected by
> Atkin. <harrumph!>
> On Sat, 05 Apr 2008 12:22:11 -0700, Bob & Lin wrote:
> > I am interested in anyones' experience or opinion on Tolman's
> > of the Atkin tunnel stern to his skiffs.
> > ...
> John <jkohnen@...>
> Eels are said to kelter in the water when they wamble.
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