Atkin Economy Jane- opinions wanted
Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:01 PM
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:43 PM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:13 PM
If a concerted effort was made to build light, possibly with taped seam techniques, her ballast ratio could rise dramatically, which would help her tenderness. Naturally, some revamping of her scantlings would be necessary for this, but worth the effort in material savings, build effort and sailing performance.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:52 AM
I like the layout of the wider boat more than the original and I think the wider boats lines are more appealing. I was thinking of plank on frame as I've got a pretty good size pile of salvaged Long Leaf Yellow Pine and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. I've also built dozens of plank on frame boats in the past 30 years. A cold molded/ composite boat would be nice but it would require a bit more climate control. My shop takes many hours to warm up enough to be able to glue in the winter. I guess what I'd really like to know is would this boat be worth the effort? I'd hate to spend many hundreds of hours building a boat that turned out to be a letdown.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:31 AM
Only you will be able to truly evaluate the project. It's your SOR or design brief that has to be satisfied, so some sole searching, list making or what ever it takes is in order. With your building experience, the plans and project should be relatively simple. The narrower version will be very easy to plank.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:11 AM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:03 AM
Alden's 21' double ender is very appealing but I like the simplicity of EJ's rig. I also think it would be a more expensive boat to build than EJ. He would like to avoid a CB trunk in the cabin and I'd like to not exceed 3' draft due to local conditions. These both happen to be double enders but I have no aversion to transom sterned boats.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:42 PM