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Re: [AtkinBoats] Bronze Foundry/ Shoals Runner

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  • mark ellefson
    Bob--I would check with: info@jamestowndistributers.com and ask about the foundry who makes their bronze parts. Good luck, Mark Ellefson
    Message 1 of 6 , May 10, 2012
      Bob--I would check with:  info@... and ask about the foundry who makes their bronze parts.

      Good luck,
      Mark Ellefson


      On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Robert <bigwahoo@...> wrote:
       

      Hello Everyone,
      I am new to this group; I found this group with a
      Google search for Atkins boats.

      I have built several boats; Canoes, Skiffs, two (side by side)
      John Gardner sailing Flatties, and helped build a couple of Florida
      mullet skiffs.

      I now live in Louisville Ky.

      I was looking for a small fishing boat for fishing around the
      Florida/Alabama panhandle and also Chesapeake Bay area. Both an easy
      days drive for short vacation trips. I had heard of Rescue Minor but
      was looking for a little larger boat that I could run a little ways
      offshore in.

      To get to the point; after looking at the Atkins boats site and
      ordering the plans catalog I have decided to build Shoals Runner. I have
      seen,(on-line), some attempts from people at building this boat but
      everyone seems to change the stern-tunnel lines. I want to build true
      to the lines plan; I will use some modern materials and techniques.

      I have been able to find the materials that I need for the boat;
      except I need to find a foundry that can cast the bronze shoe keel. I
      will make the pattern but need to find someone that will do the casting.

      Thanks for reading this wordy post and thanks for any help and
      comments on this new project.
      Have Fun, Bob R.


    • stu
      It may not make sense in a geographic way, especially if you have a local sourse to patronize, but I ll put in a plug for the Port Townsend Foundry, in Port
      Message 2 of 6 , May 10, 2012
        It may not make sense in a geographic way, especially if you have a local sourse to patronize, but I'll put in a plug for the Port Townsend Foundry, in Port Townsend, Washington.

        They do a wide variety of bronze casting, and will work with special orders.

        My Atkins Gary Thomas tops'l cutter has a lot of PT Foundry bronze on board, including elegant and staunch stanchions, and it all looks great.

        Best of luck

        Stuart Weibel
        Master and slave to s/v Ripple
        http://svripple.blogspot.com/


      • David Calloway
        You might find a local machine shop that can make one from bar stock. Internet-wise, I d first try www.duckworksbbs.com and then http://www.farmerscopper.com .
        Message 3 of 6 , May 10, 2012
          You might find a local machine shop that can make one from bar stock. Internet-wise, I'd first try www.duckworksbbs.com and then http://www.farmerscopper.com . www.mcmaster.com is another source for industrial supplies.
           
          dc

          On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Robert <bigwahoo@...> wrote:
           

          Hello Everyone,
          I am new to this group; I found this group with a
          Google search for Atkins boats.

          I have built several boats; Canoes, Skiffs, two (side by side)
          John Gardner sailing Flatties, and helped build a couple of Florida
          mullet skiffs.

          I now live in Louisville Ky.

          I was looking for a small fishing boat for fishing around the
          Florida/Alabama panhandle and also Chesapeake Bay area. Both an easy
          days drive for short vacation trips. I had heard of Rescue Minor but
          was looking for a little larger boat that I could run a little ways
          offshore in.

          To get to the point; after looking at the Atkins boats site and
          ordering the plans catalog I have decided to build Shoals Runner. I have
          seen,(on-line), some attempts from people at building this boat but
          everyone seems to change the stern-tunnel lines. I want to build true
          to the lines plan; I will use some modern materials and techniques.

          I have been able to find the materials that I need for the boat;
          except I need to find a foundry that can cast the bronze shoe keel. I
          will make the pattern but need to find someone that will do the casting.

          Thanks for reading this wordy post and thanks for any help and
          comments on this new project.
          Have Fun, Bob R.


        • Bob Johnson
          ... This was pretty much my thought too (or sheet or plate). Try to get an idea what sizes of material are available. Bob
          Message 4 of 6 , May 11, 2012
            > You might find a local machine shop that can make one from bar stock.
            >

            This was pretty much my thought too (or sheet or plate). Try
            <www.atlasmetal.com> to get an idea what sizes of material are
            available.

            Bob
          • John Frodigh
            Lunenburg Foundry http://www.lunenburgfoundry.com/ Castings for machinery, shipbuilding and marine Specialized in small run castings from either a drawing or
            Message 5 of 6 , May 11, 2012
              Lunenburg Foundry     http://www.lunenburgfoundry.com/

               

              • Castings for machinery, shipbuilding and marine
              • Specialized in small run castings from either a drawing or pattern.
              • Casting to Lloyds Registry of Shipping and Canadian Steamship Inspection quality standards.
              • Capability of performing strength tests and various other forms of analysis.
              • Raw materials for non-ferrous molding meet ASTM quality standards.

              pour_1.jpgMaximum Casting WeightsWeight
              Metal or Alloy Maximum1200 lbs.
              Brass, Bronze, Zinc
              Aluminum400 lbs
              Main Office902-634-8827902-634-8886
               


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