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3283RE: [AtkinBoats] Re: outboard motor boat design for trip down the river Murray Australia

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  • Alan Boman
    Mar 29, 2013
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      Remember that the River Murray has some very broad lakes. Lake Alexandrina is 50km of open and un-protected water, which can be quite rough!  Perhaps something with a bit more shape than a punt would be better.  What about Sprite, Punch or Calypso ?

       

      Alan

       

       

       

       

      From: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com [mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John Brice
      Sent: Saturday, 30 March 2013 8:48 AM
      To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: outboard motor boat design for trip down the river Murray Australia

       

       

      I recently completed the Atkin's "Sprite", a 15 ft flat bottom skiff that really moves well with my antique Lauson 6hp.  See it at Atkin's boats and www.tinyurl.com /jb-sflatbottom.

       

      John Brice



      --- On Fri, 3/29/13, Robert <bigwahoo@...> wrote:


      From: Robert <bigwahoo@...>
      Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: outboard motor boat design for trip down the river Murray Australia
      To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:49 AM

       

      If I was going to build a little outboard boat for use on inland waterways I would definitely look at 'Sedge'. The square bow of a punt gives a lot of boat for the length. Plus an easy to build shape.

      http://atkinboatplans.com/Oar/Sedge.html

      Bob R.

      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Moose" <aamarsh@...> wrote:
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      > Which Atkins outboard motor boat design would be suitable for a 2000Km (1243mile) trip down the river Murray Australia? The out board motor is a British seagull century 100 (about 4.5 hp) and the boat should only draw 8". It will need to be able to happily do 10 KPH (6MPH). Also it would need to be big enough to camp on. Any ideas?
      > Alan
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