Re: Gwen o' the River?
- The answer to the service part may have to do with the fact it was
designed by a person that is no longer around to give the real answers.
THis is a old plan. As far as size and weight it is not a problem to
trailer and most boats of any type have to be moved to the water from
where they are built. Being a design meant to be beachable it should be
strong enough but trailering can be hard on a boat. I personaly would
do it but take care that the trailer was set up to support all the
cabin area to the stern exspecaly the mechanical area. I think the
original plans have the hull bottom and sides planked I would use
plywood 3/4" on bottom 1/2" sides and encapsolate it. This would give
it more strength and a little added weight.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "my48cj2a" <my48cj2a@...> wrote:
> Can this be made to put on a trailer? Most people do not live on the
> water.I really like the boat and want to build it.What would stop it
> from becoming a trailerable boat? Will it break at some point? Is it
> not sturdy? The Atkins person said it can't be trailerd and that was
> it. Why not? All those people who won't build a Gwen o' the River
> because of the lack of info. Are your customers worth the time? The
> sternwheeler Showboat is seen more in the water. And that is because
> they can get it there. Sorry to sound so harsh but as a customer I
> would expect more of an answer than one sentence. Are we worth the
> time? It seems like you would sell more plans if you could get the
> to the water(Just an idea).That Bolger Tennessee is looking better by
> the minute.