View Full Version : Questions re Atkin's Bagaduce

Ron Carter
10-26-2005, 08:35 AM
I'm building this 13'6" inboard skiff as a home for a 1900's single cylinder inboard. Two questions. 1.Does anyone know if this boat has ever been built? Lofting suggests there may be a problem with the amount of flair in the bow. Had a dickens of a time getting fair curves with a very limber batten, am concerned about the planking shapes even with batten seam construction. 2. The plans call for white cedar planking. Don't know if that is Atlantic or Northern white cedar although their properties are very similar. I have access to well seasoned Basswood (tillia americana) which is slightly more dense but otherwise similar to cedar in physical properties. I understand it does not have the rot resistant characteristics of cedar but this boat is going to be a trailer queen so that isn't a major concern. Any comments will be appreciated.

10-26-2005, 09:32 AM

Thad Van Gilder
10-26-2005, 10:12 AM
um, I don't think basswood is a good idea for planking...


10-26-2005, 11:51 AM
Have you tried these guys?

Whats the motor and where did you find it? Ive got the plans to the Victor Slocum and would like to build her someday but finding the right old motor will be a big challenge.

good luck.


Ron Carter
10-26-2005, 06:57 PM
The motor is a Detroit Auto Marine direct reversing two stroke. I found it in a friends shed. Been there over 20 years. After some touchup to the water pump and a new buzz coil it started on the third twist of the flywheel. Between 1899 and 1909 from the details and fittings. No tag on the engine. The lines above are Bagaduce. The curve of the sheer between the dirst two stations back of the bow is where my concern lies. I've made basswood paddles for a number of years. After restoring a wood canvas canoe with quite a bit of white cedar replaced I don't think basswood would be inferior with the exception of the rot resistance issue. Will look in on the Atkin group. Try www.oldmarineengine.com (http://www.oldmarineengine.com) for access to similar old engines Thanks, Ron

[ 10-26-2005, 08:00 PM: Message edited by: Ron Carter ]