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"Hope" 26'8" x26'0" x 7'6" x 2'0" Inboard 'Day Cruiser'

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  • Hugo Tyson
    I m thinking about buying the plans for Hope , the 27 x 7 6 Inboard cruiser as I d think she d make a very nice day/overnignter cruiser.Possibly with some
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 11, 2004
      I'm thinking about buying the plans for "Hope" , the 27' x 7' 6 Inboard cruiser as I'd think she'd make a very nice day/overnignter cruiser.Possibly with some subtle re-styling of the cabin and shelter house, but retaining the late 1920's- early,to  mid '30s looks.Powered by a modern light truck diesel of 3.4Litres(about  207 C.I.D.) and 90 HP @ 3400 rpm she'd easily attain her designed speed of 17 mph and maybe even do a bit better.But with all that extra power she'd wouldn't go too much faster than 20 Knots, just make a lot of waves and suck the stern down.The reason for over powering in this case would be to obtain the maximum speed at moderate engine revs,have heaps of power in reserve if conditions warranted it and prolong engine life due to low - moderate speed running while achieving maximum speed(when required) with low noise,reasonable economy and less vibration than a smaller inboard diesel working  flat out!( Besides I'm thinking that the 4 cylinder diesel would weigh about the same as the original gasoline motor Hope was designed to use.) As to hull construction, strip-planked and epoxy saturated would probably be the way go go. Strong, reasonably light and durable and can stand drying out,especially if Dynel/Fibreglass sheathed. Hopes dimensions are highway legal, so trailering could be an option but not an everyday prospect!
       
      I've still got to build a Custom designed "Torpedo - stern Runabout" by Phil Bolger called "Silver Blaze" first,(when he finishes the plans - hopefully in the next couple of months!!), but I'm already thinking about future projects and this seems like a good idea at the moment!!.
       
      I'm interested to know if anyone has any pictures of any completed boats of this design (Hope), whether new or from old magazines etc, because I'd like to see what she looks like in the "Round".
       
      Hugo Tyson,                         Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.



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    • hhetyson
      See photo section to see what I mean about re-styling cabin trunk and shelter house. Picture of FK.Lord designed Foto which has very similar styling to
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 12, 2004
        See photo section to see what I mean about re-styling cabin trunk
        and shelter house. Picture of FK.Lord designed "Foto" which has very
        similar styling to William Atkin's Inboard Power Cruiser designs
        from the 1920's & 1930's

        --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Hugo Tyson <hhetyson@y...> wrote:
        > I'm thinking about buying the plans for "Hope" , the 27' x 7' 6
        Inboard cruiser as I'd think she'd make a very nice day/overnignter
        cruiser.Possibly with some subtle re-styling of the cabin and
        shelter house, but retaining the late 1920's- early,to mid '30s
        looks.Powered by a modern light truck diesel of 3.4Litres(about 207
        C.I.D.) and 90 HP @ 3400 rpm she'd easily attain her designed speed
        of 17 mph and maybe even do a bit better.But with all that extra
        power she'd wouldn't go too much faster than 20 Knots, just make a
        lot of waves and suck the stern down.The reason for over powering in
        this case would be to obtain the maximum speed at moderate engine
        revs,have heaps of power in reserve if conditions warranted it and
        prolong engine life due to low - moderate speed running while
        achieving maximum speed(when required) with low noise,reasonable
        economy and less vibration than a smaller inboard diesel working
        flat out!( Besides I'm thinking that the 4 cylinder diesel would
        weigh
        > about the same as the original gasoline motor Hope was designed
        to use.) As to hull construction, strip-planked and epoxy saturated
        would probably be the way go go. Strong, reasonably light and
        durable and can stand drying out,especially if Dynel/Fibreglass
        sheathed. Hopes dimensions are highway legal, so trailering could be
        an option but not an everyday prospect!
        >
        > I've still got to build a Custom designed "Torpedo - stern
        Runabout" by Phil Bolger called "Silver Blaze" first,(when he
        finishes the plans - hopefully in the next couple of months!!), but
        I'm already thinking about future projects and this seems like a
        good idea at the moment!!.
        >
        > I'm interested to know if anyone has any pictures of any completed
        boats of this design (Hope), whether new or from old magazines etc,
        because I'd like to see what she looks like in the "Round".
        >
        > Hugo Tyson, Launceston, Tasmania,
        Australia.
        >
        >
        >
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