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Re: Two Powerboats Added to the Catalog

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  • pendleton999
    I would love to see some more information on the other long, lean, low-powered boats. I don t think I would be interested in building them but I have always
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 7, 2005
      I would love to see some more information on the other long, lean,
      low-powered boats. I don't think I would be interested in building
      them but I have always had an interest in low-powered boats.

      Amos

      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, jkohnen@b... wrote:
      >
      > I've just added to very different motorboats to the online catalog.
      After
      > someone at the Port Townsend festival admired some photos of
      Sergeant Faunce
      > I figured it was time to put one of the long, lean, low-powered
      boats that
      > Wm. Atkin designed on the market again. Sergeant Faunce is likely
      the last
      > boat of that sort designed by either Atkin, and is less extreme and
      more
      > refined, to my eyes, than the earlier Needle and Galilee. The good
      Sergeant
      > is a throwback to a time when horsepower was expensive and
      designers tried
      > to get the most out of every one -- in this case, 15 mph. out of an
      8 horse
      > Universal Fisherman pushing a 25' boat! Horsepower isn't expensive
      nowadays,
      > but fuel is, so maybe we'll see more boats like the Sgt. in the
      future.
      >
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