Re: Shoal Draft Towboat
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bruce C. Dillahunty" <bdillahu@...>
> The River Belleavailable...
> Seems similar in hull form, and especially similar to Greg Carlson's
> Alligator (mentioned earlier) which I really wish had plans
>I had a brief exchange w' Gregg Carlson re Alligator. He said
> Anybody know of Biloxi Lugger type plans available?
the "Biloxi Lugger" part is the superstructure, especially the hard
roof which shades the cabin from direct sun. Adding such a hard top
to a Bolger Retriever could make it a "Biloxi Lugger" style cruiser.
I'll stick by my characterization of the hull of Alligator as a
Seabright Skiff with an Atkin's tunnel stern. As suggested before,
Atkin's River Belle seems to be the longest design offered in the
family of Atkin tunnel sterns currently offered, though there are
references to at least a 45' in one of the essays on the Atkin's
website. I suggest writing the Atkin's people and see if they can
offer a larger design.
The S.A. variation of a tunnel stern looks like it is simpler to
build, except the twin screw part adds much cost and complexity for a