243Re: Eric (the elder?)
- Jun 30, 2004John,
Those are very nice little boats. I especially love the sweeping
shear on Handy Andy, it'd look great bobbing behind Ronin (I wonder
if she'd need to have the mast moved to fit a spritsail... I'd like
to store shorter spars). One of my main concerns in any tender would
be that it's beachable. And I don't mean velvety sand, I mean
wherever I may end up (in Puget Sound for now, which is varied and
nasty enough). I fear canvas would take a licking... I have a bit of
trepidation changing building plans, since I'm rather new at this.
One thought I had, simply with a flat-bottom boat, which I've seen
done quite regularly, is to encase the floor and chines in
fiberglass. Now that I think about it, that would be feasible with a
canvas boat, but would lose that canvas texture up close. And it's
blasphemous, I know, but what am I to do?
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, jkohnen@b... wrote:
> One of our local messabouters built a Jordan baby tender a while
> turned out real nice:
> Unfortunately, you've got to join the group to see the pictures,
but you can
> quit right afterwards, if you don't find our doings interesting...
> My Footloose suits me very well at this stage of my life. She's
> comfortable, shallow draft, easy to rig and launch, good looking
> sailing (except in light airs, and of course she doesn't keep up
> high-strung modern boats to windward). Being a fat flat-bottomed
> can be uncomfortable in a chop, especially motorboat wakes when the
> is light. A week ago on the Columbia near Vancouver I got caught in
> _vicious_ motorboat wakes that actually gave me a scare! There are
> pigs of motorboats out there, aren't there? Too bad everybody
> an Atkin boat! <g> The tugs and their tows and the ships weren't
bad, it was
> the motorboats that made the steep, short wakes. :o( But in general
> Footloose is pretty seaworthy for a skiff. Warren Jordan designed
> for the lakes and bays at the Oregon coast, where it's usually
windy, and it
> takes a fair amount of breeze before she feels overpressed.
> Handy Andy, or if you think you've got the space Vintage, are the
> that would look best with your Eric. You could build the canvas-
> Handy Andy lapstrake like Vintage, or do Vintage canvas-covered, if
> like it, using the building instructions for one for the other...
> On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 20:25:21 -0000, Scott wrote:
> > John,
> > Yes, I'm building the Jordan "Baby Tender" (as in #1 in
> > opposed to #2). At the slow rate of progress, half of me wishes I
> > were building a real-life boat, but it's a good amount of
> > well. At present I've got three strakes fastened, and the
> > is August 1! (shh... it's a surprise)
> > I assume you've got "footlose"? What do you think of her?
> > I could go anywhere in Ronin, but I could never get ashore until I
> > have a tender!!!
> John <jkohnen@b...>
> One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell
> Dickens without laughing. <Oscar Wilde>
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