I'm wondering if anyone can comment on what it means when one of the Atkins designs is noted as being drawn for plywood construction.
I have notcied that many of the Atkins skiff-like designs appear to have flat, or non curved, sides when viewing the frames. But, only a few are recommended for plywood. For example, Sunshine and Krazy Kat look to be almost identical, but I am guessing that the actual 3-dimensional shapes are slightly different and that Krazy Kat would be harder to build in plywood?
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@...> wrote:
> Sunshine is already drawn for plywood planked construction, so she'd be
> the best for an easy build. I also like a gaff mainsail on a catboat, both
> for looks and better sailing when reefed, since the center of effort
> doesn't move forward as much as that of a reefed jib-headed sail.
> The curved sides of Cat Bird couldn't be planked with sheet plywood. I'd
> probably use glued lapstrake plywood if I was gonna build her.
> James Samuel, Jr. is a big, roomy boat, a good choice if you want to take
> a bunch of friends sailing with you, but I'll bet Sunshine would
> outperform her (him?).
> Any of 'em would be nice boats, but I'd sure like to see a Sunshine built.
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 04:31:39 -0700, Wayne wrote:
> > My first post here. I'm looking at various small catboat designs for a
> > winter project. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with any of
> > Atkin's small sailboats, specifically; Catbird, James Samuel Jr., Krazy
> > Kat/Sunshine.
> > ...
> John (jkohnen@...)
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