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  • rljssn
    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
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      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.
      > thanks,
      > Russell
      > --- 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
      > Small
      > > 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
      > Wild
      > > Oats a tad and converted the construction to plywood planking for
      > Mr.
      > > 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
      > plywood
      > > planking. If you decide to build a Wild Onion I imagine Richard
      > Smith
      > > 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
      > plywood
      > > > 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>
      > >
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