Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Howdy, Shipmates!
This thread has taken some twists and turns but the
crux of the biscuit is that, whichever design I use,
it must be designed or adaptable for plywood. And the
more I look at the problem, the better "Ninigret" is
looking to me. I don't really need another big boat,
and that one is starting to look like a lot of fun.
--- Mike <Mikieq@...> wrote:
> DaveFor every human problem there is a neat, simple solution; and it is always wrong. -H. L. Mencken
> Not really a skipjack, but a skipjack hull type. I
> belive Rabl gave
> two options with that boat, one with deadrise
> forward and one without.
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "titanicslim"
> > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Eugene Dixon"
> > <edalmatiandixon@> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Dave. If you can get ahold of Sam Rabl's
> "Boatbuilfing in
> > > own backyard" He goes into detail of type
> construction your
> > > interested in, including the staving and
> alternative to it. dont
> > > have scan abilty at this time or would forward
> to you. Boat name'
> > > in book is Kitywake' Have seen book advertised
> on Amazon'
> > > Eugene
> > Huh. And I used to own that book! I can't
> remember a Skipjack
> > but that could be due to the bad case of tunnel
> vision I've always
> > had. (I wasn't specifically looking for one... )
> "Kittywake" does
> > have a familiar ring... maybe it's in one of the
> 20 Boats books.
> > check.
> > Thanks!
> > Dave
> > >
- 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?