Little Maid of Kent and Island Princess plans are available for steel
construction. How big is "large"? I think the 28' knockabout Topsy is the
only V-bottom sailer of any size in the current catalog that hasn't been put
online yet (soon!). The current catalog only contains about a third of the
boats the Atkins designed, so they probably designed some others. Mrs. Atkin
has a busy life (pottery is her passion) and doesn't have the time to
catalog the designs that aren't in the current catalog, so we have to search
elsewhere for evidence of them.
Most of the Atkins' V-bottom sailboats that weren't designed for metal or
plywood construction have some reverse curve in the underwater sections aft,
making them difficult to build with sheet materials. A lot of them, sail and
power alike, also have molded sections in the topsides to boot.
On Tue, 06 Apr 2004 19:11:31 -0000, Mat wrote:
> I am wondering if Atkins did any V hull sail designs in steel.
> I am also interested in large V hull designs not listed on
> the website.
One boat just leads to another.