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  • Anyone ever used it in a boat? It has high bending and crush strength, holds fasteners well and glues and takes a fine finish.I couldn't find much on it's decay resistance. It sure is pretty though. Anyone?? Found a largish supply of it that has all the other desirable characteristics one would want in a boat wood, straight ,vertical grained, no knots, no sapwood. Also, it sure is...
    Billy May 27, 2011
  • I believe it is design number 865, May 1 1971. Fourty years later I start building one. Yes I do have good taste, you should see my wife. :) I hope she reads this. :) --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, Oscar Lind wrote: > > that design is one that John Atkin did and is in Practical Small Boat Designs avail from Pat Atkin or from an amazing fellow in Seattle doing business at www.SeaOceanBooks...
    Billy May 27, 2011
  • OK, so I got the frames built and have managed to gather up some wood. White oak and sassafrass is what I'm going to use. I still need wood for the stem and transom. Can I laminate the stem? If I do could it be of slightly smaller dimensions? I am having a really hard time getting 12/4 wo locally. If I do laminate, which way should the grain of the laminations run? If I don't...
    Billy May 26, 2011
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  • OK, there is one thing that does sort of jump out at me when I look at EJ, the frames. I don't like (but don't hate either) the way the frames are perpendicular to the sides rather than perpendicular to the centerline of the hull. Can this be changed? Could I bevel the frames to orient them perpendicular to the centerline? I know, I haven't even gotten past the lofting yet and am...
    Billy May 1, 2011
  • First off, I really like how he drew the sheerline, and, I love the great flare up front in the topsides combined with the narrow bottom forward and I'll bet that it'll be a husky looking skiff when finished. I like the sternsheets too, looks classy. Good size and decent speed potential. I don't like the sheerline on Punch plus it doesn't have that nice, flare up front. Sprite was...
    Billy May 1, 2011
  • Slim, I actually have a copy of that book but it is a 1st edition and it looks as though it'll disentegrate every time I touch it so, I never do. Perhaps I should buy one to use. I know, I know. --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, davy riggs wrote: > > ... and don't forget Howard Chapelle's Boatbuilding. It's section on lofting has taught generations of boatbuilders, myself included, and is...
    Billy May 1, 2011
  • Thanks John K. I will build this boat. The more I look at it the more I likes it. You're right, I just need to slow down a bit. I have built several boats before but there was no lofting involved. --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, "John Kohnen" wrote: > > I think John Atkin wrote at least once that one should _never_ scale > critical dimensions off a plan, only take them from the full-size...
    Billy Apr 30, 2011
  • Thats exactly what I am saying I'll have to do. Draw the whole thing and fill in the blanks, only I'm going to do it full size. Yes, the info is in there but it is not written out as a numeric value. As far as not getting frustrated, well, I'm going to try not to but I will probably still at one point or another. --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, davy riggs wrote: > > Billy > Draw it small...
    Billy Apr 28, 2011
  • Oh, specifically, there are no offsets from the bottom of the boat to the sheerline to tell me the height of each station to make the molds, there is nothing telling me the distance from the baseline to the load waterline, there is no offset for the height of station 12, nothing telling me how high the bottom of the stem is above the baseline, no information at all about the...
    Billy Apr 27, 2011
  • Well, I'm sorry, but they are not all there. --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, John Almberg wrote: > > Using the scale rule for sanity checks is good, but you shouldn't need > it for lofting. All the measurements you need should be on the plans or > offset table. You just need to take it step by step. What have you done > so far? What are you stuck on, specifically? > > -- John > > Billy...
    Billy Apr 27, 2011