Re: Victor Slocum
- --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
>Ken Thanks for your analysis of the two Boats.Intuitively June Bugcomes out tops for me . I am lured by the wonderful sheer oy
Victor,however I too live on the Ocean and whilst I generally pick my
weather these days,I dont want to get caught out especially with
young grand children as crew.
In a technical sense,I have built in glue Lap,however with Oughtreds
plans , they are lofted and the lining out of the Strakes is done
for you. I am not clear on what to expect from Aktins plans other
than Ofsets and Construction Plan which is Ok I guess I will just
read a bit more of Gardner and others ,Then go for It! Cheers Steve S
> > I may be off the mark and perhaps June
> > Bug is a more realistic choice. Question
> > here is does it lend itself to Glued Lapstrake?
> > I am not sufficiently skilled to assess this
> > from the Plans ...
> Sorry Steve, I didn't read your earlier posts so I'm not
> sure of your purpose for this boat, but I will say this:
> If you want the more seaworthy boat June Bug is
> substantially better in my opinion, she has higher
> freeboard and a V-bottom, both of which will help her to
> perform safer and better in rough seas.
> Victor Slocum drafts 5 inches less, has lower freeboard, and
> with her flat bottom appears to be more appropriate for
> shallow and/or protected waters, although I'm sure she
> could do fine in rough conditions with a skilled captain.
> Victor Slocum will definitely be more fuel efficient than
> June Bug since she is lighter ... and narrower by 7 inches.
> But given the fact that these boats both take such small
> engines it's really not going to make a whole lot of
> difference which one you use as far as fuel consumption is
> If I were building one for use in the USA I would power her
> with a 6.5 Honda GX 200 engine instead of a diesel. Not
> only is gas cheaper but the engine itself costs only about
> $200 brand new whereas a small diesel will probably run you
> 2-3 times that much.
> Either boat can be build using glued plywood lapstrake
> construction, in fact the pictures of Victor Slocum show
> the hull built this way:
> Here's a link to a photo of June Bug for comparison, just
> click the images for full sized views of any of these
> I get the feeling that June Bug is going to feel much larger
> and safer when you're inside her. Those 7 extra inches of
> beam along with her deeper hull will have this effect I'm
> sure. I can already feel the difference just looking at
> the pictures ... :)
> Personally I like June Bug better in terms of seaworthiness.
> I live on the ocean though, and would prefer a V-bottom
> boat when going to sea, so this may not be as important to
> you as other factors. In terms of physical appearance I
> prefer Victor Slocum because of her exaggerated sheer,
> raked transom, outboard rudder, and slimmer lines.
> How and where do you plan to use the boat, Steve?
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks