- With the new exposure the Atkin catalog is getting on the Web, some orders
have come in that Mrs. Atkin can't fill because the plans can't be found!
Some of the plans may never have been returned by Hearst Publishing, but
that wasn't discovered until now because no orders for them had ever been
received. This situation is most unfortunate, I hate it when somebody takes
a liking to a boat, and then can't get plans for it! :o( In most cases, I
think I can reconstruct marketable sets of plans from the MoToR BoatinG
articles, but they won't be a true substitute for prints from the original
plans, and the reproduction quality in the Ideal Series books may be too
poor to do anything with some of the boats. At least boats will be able to
be built from the reconstructed plans. For now, only study plans are
available for the following boats:
If you tried to order any of the boats listed above, get in touch with me.
Correlation does not imply causation; except, of course, to your cat.
The loss of the plans is sad to those who appreciate the Atkin designs. I'm sure that there are enough adept CAD operators in the group to help with the reconstruction of the lost ones. I'm no boat designer, but I'd be willing to give it a try in AutoCAD. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help; boat builders have a way of pitching in...
Saint Simons Island, GA
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