800Re: [AtkinBoats] Plans for Happy Clam
- Aug 30, 2005I have the Happy Clam plans from a magazine. They small but complete - If
you want a zerox let me know.
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From: "adharvey2" <adharvey@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 12:43 PM
Subject: [AtkinBoats] Plans for Happy Clam
> Several weeks ago I purchased study plans for Sallie Hyde as part of
> my ongoing quest to find the perfect large lake skiff. It turns out
> that Sallie Hyde was built for Lake Superior - you can't get much
> bigger than that. The plans confirmed my suspicion that Sally Hyde is
> very similar to Happy Clam, photos of which appear on this site,
> except that Sallie Hyde is carvel planked and Happy Clam is lapstrake.
> I don't see why a person couldn't build Sallie Hyde like Happy Clam,
> using lapstrake plywood topsides and sheet plywood for the bottom and
> box deadwood.
> Then a couple of weeks ago my friend in Seatle with the marine
> diesel shop called and said that he couldn't find a deal on a 60 - 90
> hp engine suitable in Sand Dollar (which I had also been
> contemplating, albeit a very different boat), but he did have a spare
> ISM 4 cylinder diesel off a genset - 40hp @ 2100 rpm, 135 ci.,
> 525lbs. Perfect for the "high speed" version of Sallie Hyde. It must
> be a sign!
> I'm wondering if and where plans are available for Happy Clam.
> They're not ammong the plans listed on the Atkins' plans site. They
> would probably be a help if I were to attempt this.
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> If you set out to build an Atkin boat, please do not modify the plans. If
> you stray from the plans you do so at your own risk and Atkin & Co. will
> take no responsibility for the performance of the resulting boat.
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