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  • Hi John: I use a 25 hp Merc Bigfoot which is a 4-stroke. It is a 2000 so it's got a carb. Merc still makes a 15" short-shaft fuel-injected 4-stokes in 30 & 40hp with remote steering. However the Bigfoot 40 hp is a 20 shaft. JJ --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, "John Kohnen" wrote: > > Thanks a lot, JJ! That's really good info, based on actual experience. I'm > pleased that Ninigret goes along...
    jj_warde Nov 11, 2011
  • Hi Bill: I tried a Ninigret with 50hp; that was overkill and the motor's tall dog house did not fit clean looks that J. Atkin originally drew. With 4+ aboard the Bigfoot Merc 25 4-stroke does fine. I've found that balancing the load is key with its semi-displacement hull design. With 2 in the cuddy, 2 in fixed seats and 2 in folding canvas chairs in the cockpit it doesn't "bog-down...
    jj_warde Nov 1, 2011
  • The Ninigret does very well with the Bigfoot 25 and 4-6 aboard. I've found that the key element, with its semi-displacement hull design, is balancing the load and keeping weight out of the stern. That's why a reasonably light motor works so well. I tried a Merc 50 in a Ninigret and that was overkill, stern-heavy, and the motor's "dog house" unsightly. I put most gear and 2 folks...
    jj_warde Oct 21, 2011
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  • Just spotted your posting from mid-September. I have a Ninigret built in 2000 by Tony Bries (Freedom Boats); pictures of our and his boat are on the Atkin website. Both are powered by a 25hp 4-stroke Merc "Bigfoot" short-shaft (15"). That set-up allows transom mounting and low-profile covered enclosure like the original plans illustrate. That motor has worked very well in terms of...
    jj_warde Oct 14, 2011
  • Greetings: FYI---There is a nice article on John Atkin's Ninigret by Dan MacNaughton in WB's recently published 2011 Small Boats. Besides a general review, boats by Timm Schleiff and Tiernan Roe are pictured. JJW 2000 Ninigret--Fair Skye
    jj_warde Dec 19, 2010
  • About 2 years ago I purchased a Ninigret from Tony Bries who previouly operated Freedom Boatworks in Baraboo,WI. He built 5 Ninigrets from 1995-1999 and might be able to be a resource for your project. He kept the first boat "Babe" and our "Fair Isle" is #5 of his series. Both were powered by Merc 25 hp 4-stoke motors; they're pictured on the Atkin website's Ninigret photo section...
    Jeff Ward Dec 27, 2008
  • --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, "kgumby30" wrote: > > Can anyone tell me what materials are used to build the Ninigrets' > cabin? I have a 26' Bartender and would like to put the Ninigrets' > cabin on it. Is the front windshield Laminated ash or plywood? > Kevin > Hi Kevin: I own a Ninigret built by Tony Bries in 1999(Freedom Boatworks, Baraboo, WI. He used both solid oak and mahogany for...
    Jeff Ward Sep 18, 2008