I'll be happy to whip something up in photos. It may take a few
days, due to trop storm Hanna flooding my shop floor but as soon as I
can squeegie out I'll post something for you. As far as plywood
designs along the lines of Marthas Garden, Howard Chaple had a design
of about 21 foot that can be built in ply. I'll have to hunt up the
old National Fisherman artical on it for you. In addition Weston
farmer has a couple of similar designs. Have you looked at Ninigret
by Atkin? There's a 22 foot clasic look in plywood. I may think of
some more designs but my senile mind is a little foggier these days.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, davy riggs <titanicslim@...> wrote:
> We were actually talking about my nickels but I, for
> one, would be delighted to see a demonstration of this
> "staving" process, for sure!
> It was my desire to build this design in plywood,
> since it will spend a good amount of its time on a
> trailer and the remainder in fresh water.
> I am not glued and screwed to this design, I just
> really like its looks and it happens to have all the
> features (shallow draft, roomy cabin, small sailing
> rig, pilot house etc.) That I'm looking for. If I
> found a design for plywood that met all my criteria
> I'd jump on it like Michael Jackson jumps on a
> 12-year-old. Bottle of Scotch, that is.
> --- Mike <Mikieq@...> wrote:
> > Well Ken, since it's your nickle give it a whirl but
> > I like to think
> > that Mr Atkin knew what he was doing, and since you
> > thought enough of
> > his design to build the thing, why not build it like
> > he drew it? In
> > other words the boat was designed to take advantage
> > of the building
> > method and material. If you don't like the method or
> > cannot get the
> > material then don't you think you would be better
> > off finding a
> > design that was more in keeping with your style?
> > Chesapeake deadrise
> > boats are simple heavily built craft. Martha Green
> > was drawn to yacht
> > scantlings but most working deadrise boats of that
> > size will have an
> > 8x8 or 6x8 keelson and 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 side plank and
> > 1 1/4 to 1 1/2
> > bottom plank. they don't do well when built lightly.
> > Their weight is
> > part and parsil of thier seaworthyness. Heavy
> > ballast weights make
> > them too quick in motion and difficult to stand in.
> > The staving at
> > the bow isn't difficult to do, each board is cut
> > much like an
> > airplane propeller and fitted into place. I would be
> > happy to do a
> > short series of photographs showing how to cut
> > staving on a bandsaw
> > if there is any interest.
> > Mike
> > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
> > <bagacayboatworks@> wrote:
> > >
> > > It looks easy enough to build to me, simply by
> > laminating
> > > several layers of thinner plywood in the tight
> > bend areas.
> > > This is how more than a few builders do it when
> > they choose
> > > to use plywood instead of the specified
> > traditional
> > > materials.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Ken Grome
> > > Bagacay Boatworks
> > > www.bagacayboatworks.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > I've built several deadrise boats and 3 or 4
> > skipjacks
> > > > and can say you will have a great deal of
> > trouble trying
> > > > to get plywood to lay correctly on Martha Greens
> > > > forefoot. In addition, this type of bottom needs
> > thick
> > > > planking for structual reasons. You would be
> > much better
> > > > off finding a design for plywood. You may be
> > able to do
> > > > this bottom with narrow strip plank in a cross
> > plank
> > > > fashion useing 5200 for glue between the strips
> > but I
> > > > would shy away from this boat if you have to
> > build in
> > > > ply.
> > > > Mike
> > >
> For every human problem there is a neat, simple solution; and it is
always wrong. -H. L. Mencken
- 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?