Re: boat performance update
- Sounds good... May I ask which boat you built?
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "wmssmith3" <zekesmith@...> wrote:
> With a 1987 yamaha 30 horse, she hit 23.5mph (one person on board)
> the gps yesterday in 'sea trials'(on Lake Champlain). (Loaded with
> adults and kids produced 18.5mph last weekend into a 10mph wind).
> Tight turns at speed were no problem. Planing speed approximately
> mph, with a moderately bow up stance. Trolling speeds of 2.2 to 3.5
> mph were easily held. Boat very stable fishing platform.
> Some splashing into the rear of the cockpit in windy conditions at
> speeds in excess of planing speed (last weekend), but none
> in virtually calm conditions yesterday. Last fall, with 15 -20 mph
> winds into steep 3 to 4 foot waves, substantial splashing of the
> engine area experienced at greater than 10 mph(using tiller on the
> motor last fall, so I was pretty wet).
> At rest, the rear is a bit lower than level on the waterline, so I
> will experiment with ballast in the bow to level her out and see
> that does.
> The flat bottom does not produce any significant pounding, probably
> due to the ample forward flare.
> Altogether a most impressive design, particularly for a flat bottom
> boat. That I always get positive comments from elderly gentlemen at
> gas stations is a nice plus.
> Thank you, Mr. Atkin.
> Bill Smith