Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Tolman's adaptation
- Hi Mike & Group, You my have read what I've written here before and wanted to add that I think this is THE most versital hull bottom ever designed, a product of true genius. It can be used with diesel, gas & electrics greatly improving solar & battery technology as economical, low power options as displacement cruiser or as higher powered & reasonably economical planing boat. With the careful addition of lifting strakes with spray rails even better performance. A real Breakthrough, Particularly in these times of ever increasing fuel prices. William Atkin is boatings unsung and mostly unacknowledged design genius. And that's what I really think. Thanks, Mike
--- On Fri, 4/11/08, Mike Dolph <johndolph@...> wrote:
> From: Mike Dolph <johndolph@...>
> Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: Tolman's adaptation
> To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Friday, April 11, 2008, 9:59 PM
> Hear, hear, I'll second that and agree in every
> particular. This
> reminds me of Rudder's letters section a bit; well
> I've wrote worse.
> A moderate harumpf from me too:-)
> Mike Dolph
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen"
> <jkohnen@...> wrote:
> > I got soured on the Tolman tunnel stern boat after
> reading Ren
> > article about it in Messing About in Boats. Tolman
> claims that the
> > V-bottom, tunnel-stern Seabright skiff is a
> traditional design,
> > doesn't give Wm. Atkin much credit for it.
> Traditional Seabright
> > are round-bilged, lapstrake planked, and don't
> have a tunnel stern.
> > the introduction of engines some builders of Seabright
> skiffs built
> > with a slight tunnel in the stern, but so far I
> haven't seen
> evidence of
> > any with as extreme a tunnel as Wm. A. used on his
> > round-bilged Seabright skiffs (though that doesn't
> mean they
> > exist). Around 1915 Wm. Atkin invented the V-bottom
> > marrying the Seabright skiff's box deadwood and
> wide keel plank to
> > general hull shape of a V-bottom motorboat. The
> evidence in
> > published writings is ambiguous about whether this
> first V-bottom
> > Seabright skiff had a tunnel stern or not. Wm. was
> quite proud of
> > invention, considering it one of the few important
> original ideas
> > thought up in his career.
> > Tolman's tunnel-stern boat isn't an adaptation
> of a traditional
> > it's an adaptation of an original idea thought up
> and perfected by
> > Atkin. <harrumph!>
> > On Sat, 05 Apr 2008 12:22:11 -0700, Bob & Lin
> > > I am interested in anyones' experience or
> opinion on Tolman's
> > > of the Atkin tunnel stern to his skiffs.
> > > ...
> > --
> > John <jkohnen@...>
> > Eels are said to kelter in the water when they wamble.
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