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Re: [AtkinBoats] Plans- tunnel hulls

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  • boatnews@aol.com
    Correction. The fourth was an unnamed fishing tender for the ketch Grampus. John In a message dated 7/1/2009 8:16:02 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 20, 2009
      Correction. The fourth was an unnamed fishing tender for the ketch
      Grampus. John

      In a message dated 7/1/2009 8:16:02 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
      alan@... writes:

      Hi John,

      The plans for Nanuk III would probably have appeared first in a copy of
      "MoToR BoaTinG" magazine, but I haven't been able to find any indexes on
      Net, so that's conjecture.

      All or most of the designs published in the magazine were then published
      again in a series of hard cover books called the Ideal Series. If you look
      at _http://www.boat-http://wwwhttp://www.bhttp_
      (http://www.boat-links.com/Ideal/index.html) you will find an index to
      most of those publications.

      Nanuk III is listed as being published in Volume 17, called "Building Plans
      for 43 Small Boats", in 1936. It is reasonable to suppose that the plans
      were originally published in the year or two before that. (Incidentally, it
      was repeated in Volume 46 in 1958).

      Also, Atkin mentions in his book "Of Yachts and Men", a boat called
      "Nanuk-Mikininni""Nanuk-Mikininni"<WBR>. It was designed for a Dr L.M.
      1935, for exploration work in Alaska. It was a Tunnel Stern of the same
      length and draft as Nanuk III so it seems a fair bet that it was the source
      of the design. Incidentally, Atkin also alludes to earlier Tunnel Stern
      designs such as "Jeannie", "Heron" and "Islamorada"designs such as "Jean
      names "Mischief" as the first of the line. "Mischief" was 36' long, 10'
      beam and drew 12 inches; unfortunately, so far as I am aware, the plans
      not survived.


      From: _AtkinBoats@yahoogroAtkinBo_ (mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com)
      [mailto:_AtkinBoats@yahoogroAtkinBo_ (mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com) ] On
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      Sent: Tuesday, 30 June 2009 11:35 PM
      To: _AtkinBoats@yahoogroAtkinBo_ (mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com)
      Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] Plans- tunnel hulls

      Hi Alan,

      Curious if you or anyone could tell me when the Nanuk III was designed
      during this timeline and if anyone has construction or operations
      that they could share regarding the Nanuk III.


      In a message dated 6/29/2009 4:57:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
      _alan@..._ (mailto:alan@...) <mailto:alan%mailto:alan> writes:

      HI Tom,

      Rescue Minor and Shoals Runner are very similar as you suggest. Mr William
      used the same hull shape, in a number of different lengths, over many
      years. I am building a River Belle, which is the same shape again, but 36'
      long. I had no trouble lofting the Offsets Table into a set of workable
      plans, and the Plan/Profile drawings I received from Pat Atkin supplied the
      remainder of the details.

      I notice that the Shoals Runner has a slightly more complex shape in the
      after part of the chine, but otherwise seems very much the same as Rescue
      Minor. Given that Mr William continuously refined his Tunnel Stern designs
      over the years, the only significant difference may be that Shoals Runner
      from 1958 and Rescue Minor from 1944 and were any improvements made, then
      the later design would be the better choice.

      Just a thought.


      1944 - 1958

      From: _AtkinBoats@From: _AtkinBoats@<WB_AtkinBoats@yahoogroAtkinBo_
      <mailto:AtkinBoats%mailto:AtkinBomai> )
      <mailto:AtkinBoats%mailto:AtkinBomai> ) ] On
      Behalf Of calfee20
      Sent: Monday, 29 June 2009 6:13 AM
      To: _AtkinBoats@To: _AtkinBoats@<WBR>_AtkinBoats@yahoogroAtkinBo_
      <mailto:AtkinBoats%mailto:AtkinBomai> )
      Subject: [AtkinBoats] Plans

      I was just at the Wooden boat show in Mystic and went to the Atkin's booth
      where I met Pat. She is a very nice lady.

      I thought I would be able to buy some plans there or at least look at a
      sample of what you are getting. Since I haven't done anything more than
      canoes I am kind of concerned about how much explanation is included.

      Pat said that you get four sheets. Now I went out and bought two of
      Motorboating'Motorboating'<WBR>s Ideal series books a couple of years ago.
      detail in the plans, more drawn stations or more detail for the stem and
      frame or is it basically a large version of the book article?

      I am trying to decide between Rescue Minor and Shoals Runner without buying
      two sets of plans. I am going to have to loft the plans whether I buy the
      plans or use the books. Right now I think my best option is to make two
      models to help me decide. Probably 2" to the foot.

      I will welcome any comments or input anyone may have thanks in advance.


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