Back in the day,atkin drew a design called Lena,which was a v bottom skiff, similar to the "new jersey" style. Another design called the Richard B Chute, seems to be the same hull,with a marconi rig and centreboard added. Firstly, soryy i cant post pictures of the boats concerned,but im sure someone on the forum will be able to do so.
My question is;
How well will a boat primarily designed for power, behave as a sailing boat?
It seems to me that despite the advantages of that long flat keel,there will be considerable drag also? Hopefully one of the better informed designers can comment on this
Atkin quotes a speed of 12mph with a 45-50hp in Lena, and 9mph for the sail version with a 5hp motor,im not sure how reliable these figures are.
there was also a larger version @28ft called the two brothers, i like the design,but for something to be trailered,its a little too large in the beam for Europe.
Any thoughts welcome, at present im more interested in the hull shape and its ability as a sail boat.I dont know if any of these were actually built. Cheers