- Hi Joe and Jean,
Thanks for your comments.
The bad news is that I have lost track of the boat since selling her
(to work overseas and then start a new project) a couple of years ago.
Last heard of in the Malborough Sounds region....
When I bought the plans,I wasn't sure what I wanted so I also bought a
set of " Ninigret " plans, and that was where I got the idea for the well.
I agree that the inboard option is a wee bit impractical. I'm sure
William would have designed this boat for outboards if they had been
available in 1933. On such a narrow boat, the midships engine box
kills interior space. Plus there are the noise and heat factors /
running an exhaust / petrol lines inside the accommodation / carbon
I toyed with the idea of a sterndrive, and I still believe this would
be a very practical alternative. The two downsides were the
unavailability of anything under about 140hp, and the big ugly leg
which would be difficult to conceal. I seriously considered jet power
as well.Both these latter options would allow you to have a large
spacious seat/lounge at the aft end of the cockpit.
I will post the best pics I have of the well.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Joe & Jean Majewski" <joe.maj@...>
> Hi Steve,
> That is a beautiful, beautiful boat that you have built. You did a
> wonderful job on it!
> Can you tell us where and how you use it?
> Also, can you talk about how you did the outboard motor well? I think
> that a lot of Atkin's designs would be built if a builder could use an
> outboard in a well instead of an inboard motor.
> Thanks for sharing!