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  • Alan Boman
    Mar 26, 2009
      Hi John,

      Your absolutely right. Although the changes I have made to Mr William's
      design are very minor, they have been very carefully thought about and are
      my responsibility.

      Below the waterline, the prop shaft angle is flattened a bit because I have
      moved the engine forward and I have also offset the engine to Starboard
      instead on Port because of its direction of rotation, and that's it.

      Above the chine, I have changed the flat planked sides to curved clinker
      with a raised sheer because it better suits frameless plywood construction.

      We'll see how it works out.



      -----Original Message-----
      From: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com [mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of John Kohnen
      Sent: Friday, 27 March 2009 11:25 AM
      To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] A "River Belle" starts to appear

      Looks good Alan! I'm pleased to see that on your Web page you mention that
      your boat was "inspired by" Wm. Atkin's design. I suppose this is a good
      time to remind people that when they alter an Atkin design, it becomes
      their design, not an Atkin boat, and the Atkins can't be blamed for any
      peculiarities in the performance. But your boat looks good so far, Alan,
      and I hope it works out well for you.

      On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 00:41:52 -0700, Alan B wrote:

      > ...
      > I'm building a "River Belle" 36' Tunnel Stern river boat, and I just put
      > the
      > last piece of the bottom in place and thought you might like a photo.
      > ...
      > There are more pictures and a log of construction to date at
      > "riverbelle.boman.biz" if you are interested in more detail.

      John <jkohnen@...>
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      of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the
      blood. <Logan Pearsall Smith>


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