- My name is Dave Riggs and I am overjoyed at having found this BB!
Naturally, I am a huge fan of Atkin boats, having built a few and
daydreamed endlessly on many others.
I have been looking for a craft, for myself, suitable for cruising the
various lakes in the South and Midwest USA. I just discovered the
"Martha Green" design and am smitten.
Does anyone know if this boat is suitable for plywood construction,
and if drawings for such a variant are available? It looks promising
but I'd like to get some info/encouragement from someone who has
actual experience in the undertaking.
Thanks for reading this. I'd really appreciate any feedback anyone is
inclined to share.
- Hi Dave,
There are several "tunnel-stern Seabright skiffs" on the
Atkin website. Most are on the 'inboard utilities' pages.
The tunnel-stern versions are semi-displacement boats
designed for very shallow water and top speeds of about
15-17 mph. The most recent and therefore theoretically the
best performing is Shoals Runner, not Rescue Minor.
There are also several NON-tunnel-stern versions (my
favorite at the moment is Sallie Hyde) ... so you'll have
to be very careful when researching them to avoid getting
these two lines mixed up.
There's no need to deal with the complication of
tunnel-stern construction if all you're after is
displacement speeds. In this case you may be better off
with a non-tunnel-stern Seabright skiff.
> Whoa Nellie! How has this design escaped my
> attention? Could be it's because I have never really
> built motor boats, but this thing just blows me away!
> Is there an archive or someplace where I can get more
> information on this design? Are there any other boats
> using this hull form?