2176Re: [AtkinBoats] Help me with some history on my boat!
- Nov 14, 2008"Eric" 32' is a nice boat. I am building now the "Ingrid", a little
bigger, then Eric, 37', but very similar lines. A remarcable boock
about the double-ender is "Colin Archer and the seaworthy double-ender"
from John Leather. He wrote that William Nutting visited Scandinavia in
1915 and saw pointed-stern sailing craft, including Colin Archer
designs. With his friend Arthur Hildebrand they study the lines of a 47'
auxiliary lifeboat an make a copy reduced to 32 '. Nutting and
Hildebrand aproached William Atkin in 1924 and that seems to be the
birth of "Eric" with refined lines.
If you want, I can make some reserches in Denmark.
Am Donnerstag, den 13.11.2008, 22:12 +0000 schrieb pcgaetani:
> I am the proud owner of a boat which I believe is designed along the
> same lines of the "Eric." I have been trying to get more information
> on this boat for the past 5 years and have hit some brick walls.
> Hopefully someone here might have a little tidbit or even be able to
> point me in some sort of direction. I guess you can call this a shot
> in the dark.
> The story I have been told and other pieces of information I have
> gathered is that she was built in Nakskov, Denmark in 1926 by a
> Richard Rassmussen at the Nakskov Wooden Ship Yard. She is 32 feet
> long, has a 9.5 foot beam, and 5.5 foot draft. Like "Eric" she was
> originally rigged as a gaff rigged ketch. Having been worked on
> extensively by a Danish shipwright, it is clear she was overly built
> and to classic high end Danish standards with the best quality iron
> spikes and rivets. Her lines however are almost identical to the Eric
> and I am curious which boat came first given the age of my boat. Did
> William Atkin ever make any tips to Denmark before drawing the designs
> for "Eric?" Did he consult any particular Danes before completing his
> I was hoping someone might have some documents/information or just
> know some history pertaining to yachts built to "Eric's" design in
> Denmark during the early 1920's.
> Any information, contacts, old documents, etc you might have would be
> a tremendous help for me. Thanks! (I also would be happy to email
> pictures if people are really interested)
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