1960Re: [AtkinBoats] Testing Billy Atkin's "Shoals Runner"
- May 29, 2008John,
You cannot force people to accept "shallow draft" as an
important testing issue. It may be important to you
personally, but I'm planning these tests for people who
couldn't care less about the boat's shallow draft.
Some of us simply want to know -- for a fact -- whether the
Atkin boats are more or less fuel efficient than the
others. Unless I'm mistaken, you seem to be "assuming" the
Atkin boats are less fuel efficient than non-shoal draft
boats, is this correct?
If you have some test result to prove this I would be glad
to see them. Otherwise, I can run my own test and obtain
my own results. Then instead of making assumptions we will
have some facts for a change ...
And facts are the whole point of my proposed tests.
> But the reason for the tunnel stern is shallow draft. If
> shallow draft is not an issue then you should compare a
> non-tunnel Atkin V-bottom Seabright skiff with more
> conventional hull forms. The Atkin tunnel-stern Seabright
> skiff will be at a disadvantage if it's competing against
> hulls not designed for similar shallow draft. What'd be
> the point? Apples and oranges... <shrug>
> On Tue, 27 May 2008 20:20:47 -0700, Kenneth G wrote:
> > ...
> > I agree that it may be desirable in some circumstances
> > to compare two hulls with similar shallow draft
> > characteristics.
> > On the other hand, if shallow draft is not an issue,
> > and when the goal is only to determine the relative
> > efficiency of the two hulls, it certainly makes sense
> > to compare them directly.
> > ...
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