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  • Could someone tell us a little bit about what is in this book? I followed the link to Amazon and it has the cover and the author and such right, but the description and table of contents are all about the life of Cardinal Newman. I left some feedback for Amazon so maybe they'll get it sorted before long, but meanwhile there isn't much to go on. thanks
    lwo2@inbox.com Nov 21, 2009
  • --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, "Jeff Hutter" wrote: > > You can see the photos under "On The Job II" > Fabulous boat! Of course now people are going to take you for some old money type. They'll be trying to remember you from Yale and wanting you to pitch in a few mil for their margin call and asking you where to put what's left of their money. have fun, Walter Owens
    waltbald Oct 9, 2008
  • I've got a cypress picnic table in my back yard. My dad built it fifty years ago. The wood he used was reclaimed from a water tank for a neighborhood running water system which was became obsolete when the town installed a municipal water system (a long long time ago). The wood is quite likely a hundred years old, and has been out in the weather the whole time, and is essentially...
    waltbald Jul 17, 2008
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  • After reading about your situation I think you really need to take a look at the Atkin "Retreat" design. It's not at all a sailboat, but it was conceived of for people in situations very much like yours. During world war II, people who worked in defense plants often found it hard to get the housing they would like. They often wound up living with people they would rather not live...
    waltbald Jul 31, 2007
  • How about this? A boat that turns out to be a good boat will get used a lot. A boat that has serious flaws (perhaps introduced by an owner/builder making "improvements") will not. So if you can examine the boat and see evidence of extensive use, that might be a good sign regarding the soundness of the design. I'm not sure what that evidence would look like on this particular boat...
    waltbald Jul 28, 2007
  • I calculate a touch over 4000 #, just using the catalog pictures on the web site. It's hard to believe for an 18 ft boat, but for a boat with 1700 lb of ballast it sounds pretty much right on. It would be a bear to haul back and forth, but it wouldn't bounce you all over the place when you're out on the ocean. have fun, Walter Owens --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, "slusher_ben" wrote: > > I...
    waltbald May 17, 2007
  • --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, Chris Kottaridis wrote: > > Anyone know the displacement figures for Teach and Milford ? > Milford is one of my favorites. Estimating based on the lines drawings on the catalog page, I figured that Milford is about 2800 lb. Don't be put off by that number if it's not what you were hoping to hear, because my method and my data are both pretty approximate. I...
    waltbald Mar 12, 2007
  • The Atkin view of plywood hull technology is expressed with some vigor (and not a little vinegar) in this passage from the catalog web page for "Unscanctioned". "There has not been an attempt made to plank the topsides and bottom with single sheets of plywood. This, in my opinion, is a fallacy which is quickly becoming recognized. The development of sections and the adapting of...
    waltbald Aug 1, 2006
  • Greetings and welcome aboard. One of the challenges of the Atkin legacy is that there are so many designs (hundreds) that it is often hard to find someone else who is interested in the same design as you. None of us feel qualified to claim any Atkin design as "mine". So, to a large extent, you're on your own. With that said I'll offer a few observations from an armchair commodore...
    waltbald Jul 23, 2006
  • John, that's a great picture in its own right. For an "economy" boat, and a boat that has obviously seen better days, it is just mind boggling how every line and every proportion looks so elegant. Also I didn't realize it was that big. I sort of suspected, but now I know. thanks, Walter Owens --- In AtkinBoats@^$1, "John Kohnen" wrote: > > I didn't jump in here way back when...
    waltbald Apr 28, 2006