Re: Shoals Runner project
- --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Robert" <bigwahoo@...> wrote:
>Cool. Are you planning to stick to the design, with the windshield and bench seat? Or going with the center-console, workboat look?
> Hello All,
> I have begun to loft the Shoals Runner lines. I am going to build a scale model, 1 1/2 inch to the foot ( will be 33 inches long) before I begin the boat build. I am doing this so I can figure out the build schedule.
> The boat and model will be built bottom up on molds on a strongback.
> The boat will be a plywood cored fiberglass composite.
> Using Dave Geer's 'Boat Strength' book I am working out the scantlings for the boat.
> For anyone interested; I started a Photo album 'Shoals Runner project' in the Photos file. I will try to take pictures and post them as I make progress.
> Thanks and have fun, Bob Rogers
> Cool. Are you planning to stick to the design, with the windshield and bench seat? Or going with the center-console, workboat look?I haven't decided on the layout yet. The boat will be used as a recreational fishing boat and also as a picnik boat for hanging out on the beach or sandbar.
I am thinking of a mostly open design, but I also want seating for a few people. Once I build the model and figure out the engine box and other mechanicals I will design the layout.
- I will be excited to watch your progress. The only photos of a Shoals Runner I have seen are on Atkin's site and the boatworks link is down. I don't think the boat performed the way expected. I think they increased the freeboard and added too much weight. I was on their site when it was still up and the weight of the boat seemed much to high. I am sure you have seen this photo.
I maybe tempted to build a slightly shorter Rescue Minor or a Heron with the last two stern stations from the Minor. It would be great to see how a runner preforms that was lightly built or built to plans.