As, I am sure, everyone can also tell, I am no designer either. I peruse the atkin site about 10 times a day, just looking and, though it's neither here nor there, hence the title of the thread, it was just curious to me as to why those two were the same yet specified different types of power.
I appreciate the indulgence everyone has given this pointless thread, though to be completely honest, I am still not sure I get it, well, maybe a little. I am sorta dense that way, just ask my wife.Like I said, it was a completely whimsical question to start with.
I do however have a more relavent question if you please. Would Elon Jessup require a short or long shaft motor? Could the transom be made to accept either?
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Billy" <billybronaugh@...> wrote:
> A question from the uneducated. OK, I don't get it. Why, if boats designed for inboard and outboard power are different and you can't use an outboard power in a boat designed for an inboard and vise versa, are the lines for walter piel and sixteen too exactle the same? In fact there are several others in the utilities catagory that are similar to walter piel yet all the others are for inboard power.
> Due to my budget, I simply can not afford an inboard system(already have outboards). Plus, I know little to nothing about them (easily fixable unlike my budget). There are so many of the Atkin designs that, like everyone else here, I absolutely love, several that I feel like I have the skill to build, if only I could use an outboard engine. Don't worry, I wouldn't, but don't think I have not been tempted. Tom Davin comes immediately to mind. Pollard 19, Haven would be at the top of the list, Mitty Ann, Ketewomok and hearts desire, just to name a few.
> Anyway, just curious. Hope you guys don't mind answering this type of question. Thanks