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1903Re: Tolman's adaptation

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  • Mike Dolph
    Apr 11, 2008
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      Hear, 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:-)

      Mike Dolph

      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@...> wrote:
      >
      > I got soured on the Tolman tunnel stern boat after reading Ren
      Tolman's
      > article about it in Messing About in Boats. Tolman claims that the
      > V-bottom, tunnel-stern Seabright skiff is a traditional design,
      and
      > doesn't give Wm. Atkin much credit for it. Traditional Seabright
      skiffs
      > are round-bilged, lapstrake planked, and don't have a tunnel stern.
      After
      > the introduction of engines some builders of Seabright skiffs built
      boats
      > with a slight tunnel in the stern, but so far I haven't seen
      evidence of
      > any with as extreme a tunnel as Wm. A. used on his tunnel-stern,
      > round-bilged Seabright skiffs (though that doesn't mean they
      didn't
      > exist). Around 1915 Wm. Atkin invented the V-bottom Seabright
      skiff,
      > marrying the Seabright skiff's box deadwood and wide keel plank to
      the
      > general hull shape of a V-bottom motorboat. The evidence in
      William's
      > published writings is ambiguous about whether this first V-bottom
      > Seabright skiff had a tunnel stern or not. Wm. was quite proud of
      his
      > invention, considering it one of the few important original ideas
      he
      > thought up in his career.
      >
      > Tolman's tunnel-stern boat isn't an adaptation of a traditional
      design,
      > it's an adaptation of an original idea thought up and perfected by
      William
      > 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
      adaptation
      > > 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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