Another Batch of Boats Added to the Catalog
Ben Bow - 28' 8" jib-headed knockabout or gaff cutter
Betty-Carroll - 28' V-bottom cruiser
Big Jake - 20' 6" inboard Banks dory
Blue Bell - 18' flat-bottom utility
Blue Bill - 31' V-bottom day cruiser
Cap'n Dick - 21' 8" V-bottom fin-keel knockabout
Capt'n Frank - 28' 3" V-bottom sedan fishing cruiser
Christopher Robin - V-bottom raised-deck day cruiser
Innaminnie - 30' 2" V-bottom raised-deck cruiser
Jake - 16' 2 1/2" inboard Banks dory
June Bug - 15' 2" V-bottom utility fisherman
Seven Days - 17' 11" flat-bottom utility
Skimmer - 13' 2 1/2" sailing board
Sue - 15' 3" flat-bottom inboard skiff
Surprise - 19' high-speed V-bottom Seabright skiff motorsailer
Tally Ho Major - 34' 6" jib-headed cutter
Tally Ho! - 30' jib-headed cutter
Vega - 44' ketch-rigged motorsailer
If he can't afford to live on a boat, he can't afford to live. Because it
is infinitely cheaper to live on the water than to exist on land. Which is
another reason why seamen pity the unhappy folks ashore. <James S. Pitkin>
Lon, take a look at Sand Piper for another take on a tunnel stern...
Ben Bow Too - 19' 3" Motorsailer
Benn Gunn - 25' 8" Motorsailer
Clione - 34' 7" Double-Ended Ketch
Helga - 20' 2" Leeboard Cruising Knockabout
Ironsides - 19' 2" Welded Iron Utility
Meridian - 39' 4" Yawl
Navarana - 37' Trunk-Cabin Cruiser
New Hope - 23' 11" Knockabout-Rigged Cruising Sharpie
Pam - 35' 5 1/2" Yawl
Ran - 18' 8" High-Speed V-Bottom Runabout
Restless - 14' High-Speed V-Bottom Runabout
Roaring Forty - 30' 6" Raised-Deck Fishing Cruiser
Salimina - 39' V-Bottom Cruiser
Sand Piper - 30' 2" Tunnel-Stern Scow Day Cruiser
Sprat - 20' 6" Garvey
Tang - 26' V-Bottom Day Cruiser
Tanja - 16' 10" Utility
Tatter Hat - 31' V-Bottom Raised-Deck Cruiser
Missionaries, my Dear! Don't you realize that missionaries are the divinely
provided food for destitute cannibals? Whenever they are on the brink of
starvation, Heaven in its infinite mercy send them a nice plump missionary.
- The Sand Piper is graceful for a scow. Her Tunnel
stern is different than the conventional tunnels it is
a tunnel design that Atkin used on some of his other
boats that you have on-line.
I have been thinking that the tunnel might be a good
place to put a Keel Cooler or a tunnel cooler ;) OK a
heat exchanger. It would be a lot safer than a
traditional keel cooler and cheaper than a marine heat
I do appreciate those scows. I respect their work
history while I do like to look at the FOO FOO boats
that guys polish like furniture. There is a honesty
about working boats. They are functional and
practical these are the boats that are on the water
when the rest of us are at home looking out the window
at the bad weather.
I posted some pictures of the Scow Schooner Alma in
the temporary file. One shot of her under sail
looking good, and the other at the dock in San
Francisco with Hay for sale. Notice that the dock is
full of other scows with hay. These scows would cross
Francisco Bay and head up to the farms on the
Sacramento River if there was no wind the crew would
pull the scows up river by hand or with horses. This
is how the city of Francisco got the hay for the city
horses. The scows were like modern trucks they would
bring in lumber and farm produce.
I have not had any luck with my research of Columbia
River or Northwest Scows.
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- I think you could call Sand Piper a big garvey, garveys being a refined
subset of the scow family. Another nice Atkin garvey, sans tunnel, is the
sedan utility Barnegat. The tunnel on Sand Piper is much like that on
Huckleberry Finn, but Sand Piper is a much, much sleeker hull!
The forward, lower part of a tunnel would be a good place for a "tunnel
cooler." Make sure it's submerged when the boat is at rest.
Thanks for the pix of Alma. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for
scows, at least the good ones. Without the load of hay, some of those SF
scow schooners were pretty fast. I've got a picture somewhere of one duking
it out with the big ships in a Mariners' Day (?) regatta and at least
holding its own.
On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 10:24:31 -0800 (PST), Lon wrote:
> The Sand Piper is graceful for a scow. Her Tunnel
> stern is different than the conventional tunnels it is
> a tunnel design that Atkin used on some of his other
> boats that you have on-line.
> I have been thinking that the tunnel might be a good
> place to put a Keel Cooler or a tunnel cooler ;) OK a
> heat exchanger. It would be a lot safer than a
> traditional keel cooler and cheaper than a marine heat
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can
be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.