Re: 1941 31' Atkins Gaff Rigged Cutter - PACIFIC INTEGRITY
- View SourceNice looking boat in a nice part of the world despite present weather.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "pacificintegrity"
> Good day,
> My name is Blaine Bey (living in Victoria, BC). I am the
> current 'trustee' of the 1941 31' Atkin gaff rigged cutter PACIFIC
> PACIFIC INTEGRITY Background:
> - Design appears to be a modified version of the William Atkins
> - Built in Gig Harbour, WA by a father and son (apparently assistedHe
> by a professional shipwright).
> - Launched: 1941.
> - 2nd Owner: in 1998 purchased by a teacher in Mount Vernon, WA.
> donated the boat to the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in Aug/05.
> - 3rd owner: I acquired the boat from CWB in Feb/06.
> - Hull: planking is approx. 1 1/8" red cedar (has good integrity).
> - Frames: oak (one in engine compartment is cracked).
> - Keel: fir.
> - Ballast: internal (concrete).
> - Engine: 2 cyl 1994 Universal M2-12A (11 HP).
> - Mast: 30' laminated spruce (of which 26' is above the deck).
> - Standing Rigging: approx. 5/16" stainless steel.
> - Running Rigging: 3/8" polyester (3-strand).
> (Note: refer to the Photos section for some pictures of PACIFIC
> INTEGRITY I have uploaded for viewing).
> How I Acquired PACIFIC INTEGRITY:
> I purchased the plans to build a 22' Paul Gardside cutter and was
> looking for an inboard engine in 2005 when I came across PACIFIC
> INTEGRITY (named TURLOUGH O'CAROLAN at that time) at the Center for
> Wooden Boats (Seattle, WA). Purchased her in Feb/06 and with the
> able assistance of Jamie Orr motored her back to Victoria (as
> reported in this message forum back in 2006).
> My Background:
> - Farming background (farm in Sakatchewan, Canada).
> - Self-taught and some mentoring in woodworking.
> - Sailing Mentors: Jamie Orr (owner/skipper: WAYWARD LASS), Chris
> Bennett (owner/skipper: LADYBUG).
> - First time sailing: 2000.
> - Prior building experience: 18' Guillemot Great Awk kayak (cedar
> Maritime volunteer activities:
> - IT Chair, 2005 Victoria Tall Ships festival.
> - Board of trustees (2006-2008), Maritime Museum of BC.
> - Member, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre.