Re: Rescue Minor planking
- The Atkin view of plywood hull technology is expressed with some vigor
(and not a little vinegar) in this passage from the catalog web page
"There has not been an attempt made to plank the topsides and bottom
with single sheets of plywood. This, in my opinion, is a fallacy which
is quickly becoming recognized. The development of sections and the
adapting of form to suit materials tends only to produce wet, unkindly
hulls. The simple straight sections, upon which three or more widths
of plywood may be applied without the need for developable surfaces
will prove far less work to plank than the application of a single
piece. Those of you who have tried vainly to balance a large sheet of
plywood across the surface of a table saw and follow the lines of deck
edge and chine I am sure will agree. Not to mention the problems of
hanging the monster against the hull and applying clamps in a hundred
places at once to hold it fast."
Perhaps the attitude is behind the times, but the design is still
ahead of its time, so it all averages out.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Dolph" <johndolph@...> wrote:
> If I had to guess, based on my own feelings about the subject, I'd
> say they doubted the hull forms obtainable with conic projections
> were worth the effort for small boats built in plywood. I feel sure
> they understood the material, but preferred to stretch the envelope
> to get these hull forms. John Gardner also used batten seam
> construction and/or built clinker boats with plywood planks.
> Mike Dolph
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Rob Rohde-Szudy
> <robrohdeszudy@> wrote:
> > Hmm...a puzzle. Maybe they hadn't quite figured out plywood yet? --
- You're probably right Mike, especially given how fast Atkin cranked out these designs. It boggles the mind. It might also be partly that he felt the hull HAD to be this way for the tunnel to work, and left it to the builder to deal with getting as close as possible. More was expected of the amateur building in the days before Instant Boats.
Re: Rescue Minor planking
Posted by: "Mike Dolph" johndolph@... austindolph
Date: Tue Aug 1, 2006 11:34 am (PDT)
If I had to guess, based on my own feelings about the subject, I'd
say they doubted the hull forms obtainable with conic projections
were worth the effort for small boats built in plywood. I feel sure
they understood the material, but preferred to stretch the envelope
to get these hull forms. John Gardner also used batten seam
construction and/or built clinker boats with plywood planks.
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