Re: [AtkinBoats] Atkins Designs Article.
- Hello John.
Here are a couple of pics of BILLYS BLOOD ,my tally ho major.Some of the pics are at my house in colorado and the ones in the water are in bellingham bay in washington state.If they get published somewhere will I be able to obtain a copy?Please let me know where I could pick one up.
I believe you are correct about the whisker pole.I figured that is what it is but could not figure out how to go about attaching it to the boat.I am going to get a set of plans from Mrs Atkin soon and that may help some.I am hoping that someone with a tally -ho will contact me and perhaps be a source of information.You would be more than welcome to include my E mail address in case someone wanted to contact me.Thanks alot for consideration.If I can be of any other help or service feel free to contact me at any time.
John Cupp <boatdock@...> wrote: I just wanted to thank everyone for your replies about the
pictures. John it is OK with me if you post the pictures before I
get my article up because the people will have the group address
after I write the article and may want to see larger pictures than
in the magazines. David, send me any of those pictures and the name
of the builder if you have that someplace. I was absent from the
Port Townsend Show three years running because of one sort of
illness or another. My wife's aunt has a nice wooden cruiser inside
a huge boat house very near to where the show is held and we do not
even have to get a motel. This last show I had knee surgery.
Lynx, any pictures you can take of the Tally-Ho Major please send
them , I will use them for sure. Also you may be looking at a
whisker pole for setting your jib out to catch more air. They were
the fore runners of the spinnaker poles. To John M., I also had
serious back injuries but I now teach boat building at a local high
school helping out the real shop teacher and I get many willing
hands to help build anything. With a big chain lift and a lot of
hands even a person with back problems can build a nice cruising
boat and I am continuing my plans to build a cruiser even though I
am legally disabled.
You can always build a real nice boat using friends and anyone
willing to help out. David Gerstel, your boat shows the classic
lines of an exceptional Atkin design. It would be very satisfying
to know your boat could go anywhere through the water of this earth
safely. The true test of any boat is not how fast you went before
it broke, it is getting to the destination in grand shape. If I
could get your permission to use the photo's of your boat in my
article I would be very appreciative. If you are using your boat
for chartering I will also put your name and contact information in
the article, sort of fre advertisment if in fact you do charter
work. If you don't then I will not include that information. The
pictures of the boat going to weather look great. It looks like it
has some speed to it also, what a lovely site.
Thanks everyone for your comments and help. When I get the article
done I will ask John if he will post it for everyone to read if they
would like to. Remember from the smallest Atkin boat to the largest
if you have any construction photo or pictures of the boat in the
water please send them to me for the article. I can not guaranty
that my editors will use all of them but I will make sure I send all
of them with spaces for all of them.
No flaming, cursing, politics, religion or public mopery. Please be polite.
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