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2428Re: [AtkinBoats] New member question.

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  • John Campbell
    Sep 4 8:47 AM
      I am building the "Victor Slocum".....a 15' 10" design that has turned out to be 16' 4" .....and will be powered with inboard electric.  I could not find a Palmer Baby Husky (6 hp)  in GOOD CONDITION that was specified for it and believe that small diesels are too expensive, too noisy, too much vibration, and are basically overkill for a small boat like this.  I am using 18 mm Okoume for the bottom reinforced with another panel of 18 mm Okoume in the area where 360 pounds of batteries will be located for 36 VDC operation.  The frames are gusseted 18 mm Okoume, planking is glued lap 9 mm Okoume, stems, chines, outwales, inwales, breast hook, and quarter knees  are laminated Honduran mahogany.  I think I will use African mahogany for seats......or perhaps Northern White Cedar....haven't decided on this yet.    I'm using a 10" diameter X 6" pitch 3-blade Michigan Wheel bronze prop. 
      John Campbell
      6300 Campbell Hill Road
      Belton, Texas  76513
      tel. 254-939-7865 
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      Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 7:41 PM
      Subject: [AtkinBoats] New member question.


      I am interested in building a boat for a large lake, shoal draft exploring. The boat must be rather low to clear a couple of low bridges. Locally, pontoons will not clear, bass boat types will. So far, I feel like the Rescue Minor will be a good choice, but it's a little longer than I can build comfortably in the space I have available. I like the plywood construction for trailering. Also trailering and launching would be easier with a shorter boat. Perhaps one or two passengers would be all that would be necessary.

      So..Rescue Minor would be my choice, but longer than I prefer. Given the 900 or so designs in the Atkins portfolio I hope the members can help me find a similar but shorter design.

      Paul T

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