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Re: boat performance update

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  • Niels
    Sounds good... May I ask which boat you built? Thanks, Niels ... on ... 3 ... 12 ... experienced ... what
    Message 1 of 2 , May 20, 2006
      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
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