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Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Seabright/Higgins similarity

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  • David Calloway
    And (heaven forbid) if you want to sell your boat someday, it will sell easier, and for a bit more. David ... From: Michael Walther To:
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 14, 2008
      And (heaven forbid) if you want to sell your boat someday, it will sell easier, and for a bit more.

      David

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Michael Walther
      To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 6:45 PM
      Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Seabright/Higgins similarity


      Hi Bob & Lin, Something to think about, oil economics. Diesel's pricing works differently than gas. They are both based on supply & demand which is different for each, diesel's price goes up & down with the price of a barrel of oil because stock piles have less build up due to steady production & use levels. It's less prone to seasonal changes unlike gas & heating oil. Those two require a build up of stock ahead of time to ensure a steady supply for each season before it begins. I believe production is reduced or halted half way through the season to start production for the next season.
      Gas production now is running at full tilt to prepare for summer's increased demand & purchased when oil was cheaper. Demand has yet to run down supply, so they can't raise prices much, that would cause demand to drop leaving them overstocked & cause prices to drop while they are now paying higher price for oil. Rest assured as demand increases and supply falls during summer the price will rise to meet that new demand. In simpler terms price for gas & heating oil lag as much as 6mo behind the price of oil. Remember diesel gets better fuel mileage than gas. During summer when you use your boat the price of gas will equal or exceed the price of diesel, making diesel cheaper. This is what I keep reading about how pricing works. I would get the diesel engine, but the choice is yours. Thanks, Mike

      --- On Fri, 4/11/08, Bob & Lin <tumates@...> wrote:

      > From: Bob & Lin <tumates@...>
      > Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Seabright/Higgins similarity
      > To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, April 11, 2008, 12:22 PM
      > Does anyone have recommendations for an inboard gasoline
      > engine in the 20
      > -30 HP range suitable for a Rescue Minor or Shoals Runner?
      > I had been
      > lusting over some Kubotas until diesel fuel went over
      > $4.30.
      >
      > On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 2:21 AM, mosby1864
      > <mosby1864@...> wrote:
      >
      > > The Sand Piper sure looks like a 80% length 70% beam
      > LCPL. If someone
      > > can tellme how, I can post a couple of pics.
      > >
      > > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
      > <AtkinBoats%40yahoogroups.com>, "John
      > > Kohnen" <jkohnen@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > The Higgins hull is akin to Sand Piper's and
      > Huck Finn's not much
      > > like a
      > > > V-bottom Seabright skiff at all:
      > > >
      > > >
      > http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Cruisers/SandPiper.html
      > > >
      > > >
      > http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Misc/HuckleberryFinn.html
      > > >
      > > > I doubt that Sand Piper's shape was an
      > original Atkin idea.
      > > >
      > > > On Tue, 08 Apr 2008 23:36:55 -0700, mosby1864
      > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > Has anyone else noticed the similarity in
      > hull design between the
      > > > > Atkin type Seabright and Andrew Higgins
      > Eureaka demonstrator who's
      > > > > lines evolved into the widely produced LCPL
      > and LCVP landing craft?
      > > > >
      > > > > V hull forward, since the landing craft had
      > to operate in heave surf.
      > > > >
      > > > > No box garboard, but a solid mahogany deep
      > skeg providing complete
      > > > > prop protection
      > > > > ...
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > John <jkohnen@...>
      > > > A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers
      > goes downhill.
      > > > <Robert A. Heinlein>
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > I'll keep looking for the haystack, 'cause when I
      > look in Linda's eyes
      > The thought there is a needle, makes it worth a thousand
      > tries...
      >
      >
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      >
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