Re: [AtkinBoats] New to the group.
- Welcome aboard Richard! I think you can probably teach us a thing or two!
How hard was it to bend the planks into place on Rescue Minor's bottom? Are
you planning on building it with plywood?
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 03:33:12 -0000, Richard wrote:
> Hello all, sure good to see this group on Atkin"s designs. I have
> been following their designs for over 50 years now since i was in
> school. Have built several of their vessels, mostly small cedar
> skiffs, and sail, presently finishing a 1/4 scale model of "RESCUE
> MINOR" it is 58 inches long, 3 inches to the foot. I usually build
> this scale before I build the real boat, am retired 7 years here,
> build most every day in shop, so far have built 27 vessels over the
> last years, largest 2 26 footers, GAFF Ketch 3 1/2 tons when kids
> were growing up here on the water. location is Sandy Hook N.J. so
> have 2 rivers ,bay and ocean close.like to fool with design. am
> retired mechanical engineer from utility co. in research lab for 40
> years. hopeing to see and learn here. thanks, Richie......
One boat just leads to another.