Re: Testing Billy Atkin's "Shoals Runner"
- --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
>Well, let me add a little hard data to this discussion.
> Hi Ron,
> Thanks for understanding my efforts. I should have thanked
> you before since you were the only person to post something
> positive, but I was too busy trying to explain things a
> second or third time to others -- probably a huge waste of
> time anyways.
> Oh well, live and learn ... :)
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks
> > Ken, congratulations on your efforts to insert some facts
> > into the discussion.
> > I have noticed quite a few individuals being twits and
> > making negative comments regarding your proposed quest,
> > but these same individuals are (mostly) quite stingy with
> > any facts backing up their various claims.
> > To all: The renewed popularity of Rescue Minor and it's
> > efficiency statements have raised the question regarding
> > it's hull design and efficiency. Ken has proposed a test
> > to put facts on the table regarding this, and is putting
> > his money (and time and effort) where his mouth is. If
> > you want to make negative comments about his test, what
> > are you doing to replace it?
> > Boating is often an emotional endeavor, and what you as
> > an individual "like" can be quite important. Many
> > would-be boaters, however, are limited in funds; it takes
> > real money to buy wood, steel, gas, and sailcloth, and it
> > would be nice to have a good idea what you are getting
> > before you pay the price.
> > --
> > Regards,
> > RonB
I've operated a Rescue Minor since last August, many hours of
At 10 kts, 2,300 RPM the fuel consumption is between .5 and .62 GPH.
I consider that to be sort of efficient and think you'd be hard
pressed to find a boat that would do much better unless it was
purpose built just for fuel efficiency.