Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Howdy, Shipmates!
- Oh! I forgot to mention that Chapelle has lots of info on cross-planked
(herringbone), frameless construction in Boatbuilding:
Pete Culler was also a fan of that construction. The crosswise bottom
planks make framing below the chine unnecessary, though you still need
frames for the topsides. A good, simple way to build a V-bottom or
flat-bottom boat. Don't be scared of using real wood, Dave. <g>
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of
society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we
shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for
stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. <P.J. O'Rourke>
- 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?