Re: Rescue Minor waterline
- Atkin didn't get this wrong. Small motor boats often squat a bit
without a load. With a couple of heavyweights f'rd (making sure the
equipment is distributed somewhat as Atkin specified) it will settle a
bit more like you expect.
You might find a few erroneous offsets in Billy Atkin's tables but if
you discover a major design defect, go over the plan carefully until
you can see where you deviated from it.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
> Maybe Mr. Atkin drew the waterline where it should be while
> the boat is moving, rather than at rest. The stern rises
> on this boat when it's moving forward, and maybe it rises
> that 5 inches you're talking about when the boat is running
> at cruise speed.
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks
> > Just did a preliminary launch of my Rescue Minor and
> > confirmed what I had been told by two other builders;
> > the boat sits down about 5 inches at the stern from the
> > design waterline. Don't know how Atkin could have gotten
> > it so wrong. Apparently doesn't affect the performance
> > but obviously the draft at rest goes from 6 inches to 11
> > inches. Just wanted to get this information out in case
> > there are other builders unaware.