Re: Other skipjack-styled boats ...
- Yes another file bottom easly converted to ply construction, but very
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
> Here's a skipjack-styled outboard powered boat I've always
> found interesting:
> It's called "Hoocares' and it's one of two skipjack style
> boats I'm familiar with by Weston Farmer. This is the
> first boat I thought of when I took a look at Martha Green.
> I think Hoocares is about 1/3 shorter than Martha Green (and
> maybe that much wider too) although it's hard to tell
> without seeing some clear dimensions.
> The other skipjack boat Wes Farmer designed that I'm
> familiar with is called 'Poor Richard' and the plans are
> currently available from duckworks:
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks
- 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?