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3174Re: Building of the Sprite

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  • JohnA
    May 4 6:00 PM
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      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "brewsnbees" <johnandcarole@...> wrote:
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      > Hello, just joined the group - name is John. I just completed and launched the 15 foot, flat bottom Atkins skiff "Sprite" after one year in the shop. I am retired (19 years) from the custom woodwork business and recently built two cedar strip canoes, but wasn't prepared for the work it would take to build a lapstrake boat. It is built of catalpa and sassafras wood which I cut down and made into lumber the year before. I now have a deeper appreciation for the people who build boats, of any kind. Take a look at the build at www.tinyurl.com/jb-sflatbottom.
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      Wow, nice job, John. Building a boat is a whole lot of work, particularly an Atkin, which even the 'simple' flat bottom boats have a whole lot of shape to them.

      Fun, though, right?

      Gotta look up catalpa and sassafras. Which did you use for planking?
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