RE: [AtkinBoats] ID this Boat?
- Hi Bruce, welcome to the list. I like the idea for a workboat site. I like
the lines of the Gloucester Sloop boat...very like some pilot boat lines I
have seen. Were they ever used as pilot boats?
From: Bruce Elfstrom [mailto:expeditions@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:35 PM
Subject: [AtkinBoats] ID this Boat?
Hello. I am new to this site.
I am hoping that someone here may be able to give me an idea if my
boat is an Atkin design or a Colin Archer or....
I have posted pix on a web site---please take a peak and help me if
you can. http://www.classicworkboat.com
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- I have not found any info about their use as Pilot boats, instead
they were cheap replacements for the Gloucester Schooners,---I think
something to do with taxes and market and fish stocks. I do think
they look similar to the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. The men who
built them and or ran them were after similar things---good in all
weather, fast (to market in this case), and able to sail with one or
I do not think any of these original Gloucester sloop boats are
around now with the exception of Great Republic---but she is mush
smaller and not a work boat.
I would like to see the historical pride the British have in their
BBCs for our past---the only thing close is for our Friendship Sloops
and the Maine Coaster Schooners.
Any clue about the Atkin type boat on my site.? I just took a few
more pictures at a set level with a 50 millimeter lens----she is very
close in lines to Wild Duck, but 2 feet longer and 1.25 feet more in
beam. Seems that she may just be a scaled up version of Wild Duck----
but I do not know.