View Full Version : My Favourite Atkin
10-31-2004, 04:57 AM
Atkins Boat Plans (http://www.atkinboatplans.com/)
Mine is ERIC Jr a 25' 2" Double-Ended Knockabout, by William Atkin. Whats yours?
10-31-2004, 07:45 AM
10-31-2004, 03:23 PM
Good topic! smile.gif
11-01-2004, 12:45 AM
Damn, beaten to the punch! :D Good one Ang smile.gif
11-01-2004, 09:25 AM
Heck, it's worth reviving. Many of the images on the old thread seem to have expired, one way or another. I still favor Russell R:
And who can resist Red Onion?
I could go on and on!
11-01-2004, 12:22 PM
The oarsman in me admires Bruce Conklin:
11-02-2004, 01:58 AM
There could be a whole wooden boat show just dedicated to Atkin designs! :D Can't find much in the way of info on the Atkin designs, know of any? :confused: With pictures? :D
Dolly Varden 22' from pointy bit to pointy bit!
11-02-2004, 04:20 PM
11-02-2004, 06:05 PM
You mean photos of finished boats? Hmm...haven't seen much online. Once in a while an Atkin design shows up in WoodenBoat's "Launchings" section. There are some photos in the books "Of Yachts and Men" (I think--haven't read it) and that other book, um..."Practical Small Boat Designs" (I think--got it from the library once). When I got the Atkin catalog a few years ago, it came with some xeroxes-- I think from "Practical...."-- with a few photos of small boats built to Atkin plans.
In short, you've got to be resourceful.
11-02-2004, 06:09 PM
I get 5 hits when I search My WoodenBoat for designer: Atkin, including two built to the "Florence Oakland" design.
Since you are on the subject, I want to give my 2-cents and tell you of two Atkin boats I am trying to find homes for (see post "Atkin fans").
My favorite would have to be Wild Duck (with a Gaff rig). Great in a sea, beamy and stable, large sail area and fast lines—flat run out like a Hess design), classic good looks that combine my two favorite categories of boats---English Cutters (Bristol Pilot Channel Cutters) and Colin Archers. I am partial too since I think that the boat I am restoring right now may be a larger version of Wild Duck---take a peak ( web page (http://www.classicworkboat.com/Katarina-Atkin%20Cutter-Colin%20Archer%20Cutter.htm) ).
The two free boats are Atkin's personal Ben Bow, and an Atkin Shore Liner (very well designed cruiser for tidal and river estuaries). Clearly Ben Bow is a great boat--very fast and a good cruiser for two. Maybe this is my second favorite.
11-04-2004, 03:52 PM
The other "Florence Oakland" is a local boat. Here is the owner's web site.
The two I mentioned already--Ben Bow and Katarina (see above).
Classic Boat Mag last month or month before---article on Vixen--Atkin Colin Archer based. Very good article.
A new book by Jim Spaulding "Rebuilding Rose, the tale of an Atkin Packet Sloop" 2004 ISBN0-7603-1884-0
Here are some pix I saw on the web a bit back---not very good, but another Atkin Colin Archer type. http://www.boat-world.com/displaypic.php?ID=1114427657&picno=1.
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