Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Howdy, Shipmates!
- There were two editions of Boatbuilding in Your Own Backyard, with
different plans in each (though some were duplicated, IIRC). Kittiwake is
in the second edition, which is in print.
Martha Green would be impossible to plank with plywood sheets. You could
make plywood planks and get them to fit, but Martha Green isn't a trailer
boat, so you might as well do it right.
On Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:04:24 -0700, Dave wrote:
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Eugene Dixon" wrote:
>> > Hi Dave. If you can get ahold of Sam Rabl's "Boatbuilfing in your
>> own backyard" He goes into detail of type construction your
>> interested in
> Huh. And I used to own that book! I can't remember a Skipjack plan
> 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. I'll
There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.
<Adlai E. Stevenson>
- 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?