I tried to send this to a single recipient, the owner of On The Job II but Yahoo email servers had to royally mess things up again.
I am sorry for any confusion, misinterpretations, and inconvenience this caused.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel" <danielskorupka@...> wrote:
> I am also a member of the Wooden Boat Forum where there have been many threads about large moderately narrow semiplaning skiffs, usually due to a desire for fuel economy but precious little data.
> The Russel R gets brought up often in these threads and is usually ignored or written off as a pure displacement hull because it has any rocker aft.
> People have said that simply using thicker scantlings will severely reduce speed and economy.
> My counterargument is my own skiff, 13'9", 7" rocker aft with 3/4" oak bottom and transom and 1/2" yellow pine sides with two 180+ lb men aboard almost planing with a trolling motor.
> Seen here at full speed with too much weight (IE Me) in the back it sped up and the peak of the wake noticeably moved back when I put down the camera and went forward. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dskorupka/7097245149/in/photostream
> I would like to clear things up for everyone so I have some questions.
> Do you still have it?
> Do you have any photos or videos of it at speed?
> Will it plane?
> Top speed?
> How much do heavy loads slow it down?
> What is powering it, still the tohatsu 18 or something else?
> Thank you, Dan