Re: Finally did it
- I think I'm going to enjoy her very much. I've seen several examples of some of the other Atkin skiffs and I know what you mean about the drawings not doing justice to the real life shapes of these grand designs. The pics of Maude and Emaline and C G Junior are just beautiful. Can't wait to get going. Thanks for the inspiration John.
- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, John Almberg <jalmberg@...> wrote:
> Congrats! I think you'll be amazed at how curvy she is. All these boats
> have a lot more shape than you'd guess from the drawings.
> One hint: install both sets of oar locks. You'll be glad you did. I left
> the front pair out of my Cabin Boy build, and regretted it many times.
> I'm going to add the second pair sometime this spring.
> -- John
> Billy wrote:
> > Got off my @$$ and ordered my plans. So, Elon Jessup it will be. After
> > much hemhawing and fretting and indecision I made up my mind which
> > boat to build. I needed to just quit over analysing it and go for it.
> > I've already got everything I need to build her, well, I am waiting on
> > my framing timbers from the sawyer but he should be coming through
> > anyday now so.....Away we go. Wish me luck!! I'm excited.:)