Re: New member questions
- --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "slusher_ben" <pipercubdream@...>
> Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any further information or
> pictures concerning Atkins Perigee? I've been considering several
> different designs for a deepwater cruiser and had even contemplated
> circumnavigation, so much so that I have plans for Welsfords prettythat
> little Sundowner. Health issues in the family may require though
> I stick closer to home. I was looking at Perigee as something thatthe
> could be sailed as a single in the Great Lakes region, a trip down
> Intercoastal Waterway, and extensive sailing in the Caribbean.After
> that she would spend half of her time in Michigan and the otherhalf at
> my place in the Florida Keys. Perigee looks like she would fit wellon
> a trailer and lend itself to several different construction methodsIn my opinion:
> including strip, clinker, or clinker ply. Any help, thoughts, or
> constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
1. If you want to build Perigee for use in the Keys, you'd want to
go with glass/epoxy or dynel/epoxy sheathed strip planking, for
protection from shipworms. Clinker will not take a rigid sheathing,
and clinker-ply is tricky to sheath.
2. Perigee is pretty small for "extensive sailing" unless you're
going to be very Spartan about it.