RE: [AtkinBoats] Re: Antiquity
Yes, I have put some pictures in the Photos area at the Group's site.
Alternatively, you can look at my web site at http://riverbelle.boman.biz
I built several 1/10 scale models from 3mm MDF and 0.6mm modeller's marine
ply and it was a very useful exercise, especially since I was changing from
flat hull sides to curved.
I raised the sheer in the bow as well for the same reasons, and I found that
it was too narrow for a Queen sized bed (5'6") unless you moved it well aft
and started wasting space. Ultimately, I moved the accommodation to the
stern and I am going to use the bow as the galley.
I think you're right about the engine, anything around 100hp should be
fine; I'm using a 149 GM six cylinder with a Borg Warner Velvet Drive.
The weight, or lack of it, is going to be a problem I suspect. Using modern
construction methods will make the boat much too light and the chine at the
transom is only in the water by about 35mm anyway. If the chine breaks
clear of the surface it will dump the water out of the tunnel which will
make for a bumpy ride. The displacement at Atkin's DWL is 4.22 tonnes so I
am proposing to simply mark the required water line on the hull and then
ballast as necessary.
From: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com [mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Sgt Sak
Sent: Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:45 PM
Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: Antiquity
Have you posted pictures? I would be very interested to see how you put it
together. I put the hull lines into a CAD program and pulled off the surface
sections from there. I am planing on building a model of her first before I
start on the real thing. I intend to raise the forecastle a bit and use that
area for a sleeping area.
My only other issue is what engine to use, I can't find a weight on the
Kermath engine that was specified, I could go with a diesel but will more
than likely use a ford 6cyl 4.9 because they are cheap and
indestructible(almost). My worry is having enough weight to balance out the
boat for proper performance of the tunnel.
> I'm building a "River Belle" and have chosen to go the plywood/epoxy route[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> instead of diagonal planking on frames.
The funny part is I already had your site bookmarked, it's hell getting old.
About the drive set up, I thought about using a belt drive system. There are several in use in Cmdr Robert Bebe's original "Voyaging Under Power" for far larger and higher horsepower yachts. The idea is to have a "breakaway" area in the drive train that will hopefully stall before wrecking anything important if a solid object is sucked into the prop. The engine could sit lower and along the center line and still keep the prop shaft at the specified angle.
Along that line what about a controllable pitch prop? I am not sure of the cost of one like a Hundested but it would be handy to be able to reverse direction without shifting and to be able to adjust RPM and thrust.
One of the Rescue Minor owners mentioned weed build up between the rudder and rudder strap. What if the strap were floating, with a small gap between the rudder post and strap. It would still deflect larger objects but hopefully allow weeds and rope to pass through.