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Re: outboard motor boat design for trip down the river Murray Australia

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  • Greg
    Utility can be found here: http://www.dngoodchild.com/5390.htm
    Message 1 of 11 , Apr 5, 2013
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      Utility can be found here: http://www.dngoodchild.com/5390.htm




      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@...> wrote:
      >
      > Mack Angas's Utility. More "inspired by" Sedge than a stretch of the Atkin
      > design:
      >
      > "When several small boats were needed recently for the Public Works
      > Division of the Charleston Navy Yard, it was considered worth while to try
      > and find or develop something better than the traditional bateau. Search
      > of old files of yachting and boating magazines revealed in MoToR BoatinG
      > for August, 1936, a promising little craft in Sedge from the board of
      > William Atkin. Further consideration led to the conclusion, however, that
      > Sedge was too small. Being mindful of Mr. Atkin's often reiterated
      > warnings against altering his, or any other competent Naval Architect's
      > designs, we therefore decided to adopt his basic idea of a punt type
      > outboard driven utility boat and design a boat of the size needed. The
      > result was Utility, as handy and useful an eighteen foot work boat as
      > could he desired for the multitudinous odd jobs that fall to the lot of
      > the survey party and waterfront gang at a shipyard."
      >
      > The Utility article and plans can be found in volumes 20, 24, 25, 32 & 41
      > of the MoToR BoatinG Ideal series.
      >
      > On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:00:27 -0700, Mike wrote:
      >
      > > There is an 18 foot version of Sedge in the Jan. 1942 issue of
      > > Motorboating done by a fan of the Atkins who worked in a navy yard. It
      > > can be viewed, but not downloaded on googlebooks.
      >
      > --
      > John (jkohnen@...)
      > No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of
      > society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we
      > shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for
      > stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. (P.J. O'Rourke)
      >
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