Re: The Powerboat with Sails, "We're Here"
- I'm surprised there were no answers to this post, especially
considering Mr. Atkin designed and built this boat for his own use.
That says a lot about it. Perhaps someone in the Macnaughton group
would know more about how this design worked out since they wrote that
I assume there are no plans available in your inventory for We're Here?
The book has enough information in it to build the boat but I would
certainly buy plans if they are available. This boat would also be for
my own use also. It's perfect for me, although some minor tayloring of
the cabin would be needed. Not anything that will destroy the trim or
cause a lot of extra windage, though. It's all in the dream stages
right now so I won't bother you about it. There are some projects to
finish up first. ugh!
Spring is right around the corner! :-)
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "denisnh" <denisnh@...> wrote:
> I read about We're Here in one of the Atkin books and to my delight
> able to find a picture of the completed boat in one of the articles
> have by the Macnaughton Group. It's a very unusual and pretty boat.
> Is there any record of how the actual boat worked out? Did it meet
> expectations as far as speed and rough water handling goes?
- I didn't reply right away because I was looking for a comment Mrs. Atkin
made about We're Here. Alas, I couldn't dig it up. The gist of it was that
John Atkin wasn't satisfied with We're Here's performance, he thought her
too tender among other things, so he chose not to put her into the
catalog. But the Atkins used We're Here for years and Billy Atkin seemed
to like her. <shrug> Big Surprise was also excluded from the catalog for
being too tender. Surprise, Little Silver and Periwinkl are motorboats
with sails that John Atkin thought good enough to put into the catalog.
Surprise is one of my favorites. I've got a Universal Fisherman that'd fit
real nice in one. <g>
Dan MacNaugton is not part of his brother's design business. I imagine he
included a photo of We're Here in his article because she was mentioned
prominently in Billy Atkin's writings.
On Sat, 18 Mar 2006 19:52:53 -0800, denis wrote:
> I'm surprised there were no answers to this post, especially
> considering Mr. Atkin designed and built this boat for his own use.
> That says a lot about it. Perhaps someone in the Macnaughton group
> would know more about how this design worked out since they wrote that
> great article.
One cat just leads to another. <Ernest Hemingway>