Re: Question about Onions and Oats
- What are the articles like in John's book Practical Small Boat
Designs? Are the plans complete but in miniature print? I have an
old 'How to build twenty boats' and the larger the boat the smaller
the print. The small boats you could build from the article.
I only ask since I found a good deal on this book and was curious.
I'll try and get Santa to deliver the plans.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "rljssn" <rljssn@...> wrote:
> Thanks so much John. That helps me make up my mind. I'm trying to
> figure out why I don't see more of these around. The version drawn
> in 1982 I figure might have scantlings for a plywood option. Not
> folks building in batten seam except the restoration guys and their
> runabouts. I try an make contact with Mr. Smith.
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@> wrote:
> > Richard Smith's Wild Onion, Minka, was built using plywood
> planking, with
> > guidance from John Atkin. The chapter on Wild Onion in Practical
> > Boat Designs is pretty vague, but reading between the lines of it
> and the
> > article on Minka it seems to me that John A. tweaked the looks of
> > Oats a tad and converted the construction to plywood planking for
> > Smith to come up with Wild Onion. In the print catalog the
> construction is
> > given as batten-seam or plywood, so I must have seen that
> somewhere. <g>
> > At any rate, Wild Onion could be, and has been, built using
> > planking. If you decide to build a Wild Onion I imagine Richard
> > would be glad to give you some advice.
> > On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 16:34:14 -0800, Russell wrote:
> > > I have a quick question after reading the online article about
> the boat
> > > Minka. Looking at those cabin photos the hull sure looks like
> > > on frame.
> > > ...
> > --
> > John <jkohnen@>
> > "Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb.
> > "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the
> > truth. <Alfred North Whitehead>