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    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 15, 2012
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      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?
      > Weight?
      > Mileage?
      > How much do heavy loads slow it down?
      > What is powering it, still the tohatsu 18 or something else?
      >
      > Thank you, Dan
      >
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