performance of 'Nanuk III'
- I've been interested in Wm. Atkins' tunnel-stern designs for several
years. I've cruised the shallow So. FL and Bahama waters in keel
sailboats in the past and dream of the navigational and anchoring
freedom a boat like 'Nanuk III' would provide, BUT, I've never been
able to hear any first-hand testimony from one who has run one of
these boats. A negative reference to performance of seabright skiffs
in an article; http://www.mcgowanmarinedesign.com/sulis.html and the
apparent inability of a production 42' tunnel-stern cruiser, (copy of
this design), to attain it's projected perfomance, makes me want to
hear from an owner or two of this model before building one. If you
can point me in the right direction or have first hand knowledge, I'd
appeciate hearing from you.