1961Re: [AtkinBoats] Testing Billy Atkin's performance as stated by Atkin & Co
- May 29, 2008The Atkin Seabright Skiff Tunnel hulls were designed
for inboard use in shallow waters, Atkin also designed
Seabright Skiffs that were not tunnel hull that did
not sacrifice performance for shallow draft, below are
two seabright skiffs about the same width and beam one
tunnel hull (shallow draft and the other slightly
deeper draft (5-1/2") but it requires less than half
the horse power to achieve greater speed.
Heron Seabright Tunnel hull
LOA 17 WL 16'-7" beam 5'-5" draft 6" 25hp 17MPH
Happy Clam Seabright Hull
LOA 17 WL 16 beam 5'6" draft 11-1/2 10HP speed 20mph
So there it is
--- John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
> 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
> > of the two hulls, it certainly makes sense to
> compare them
> > directly.
> > ...
> John <jkohnen@...>
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