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    While visiting Leo and Tally Ho this recent Thanksgiving weekend, I visited this families boat. She was built by their late father who built and designed numerous boats,thus, she looks pretty nicely built of very nice materials. Her deck /cabin has taken licks, but below she is clean and fresh, smelling of Port Orford Cedar.
    The usual , no interest in it for me, other than maybe helping to spread the word to save a really cool boat.
    She was never launched !!!
    Owners mentioned "free" , to someone willing to put some energy into her.


    Lead keel, wedge seams.

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    One can google her design of course. She's a wee schooner, spars are on deck, what looks like an MD1 is aboard,not hooked up.

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    those are fetching little boats, I used to see one sailing around Woods Hole, MA from the deck of the Islander

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    I just went to have a peek .
    If I thought the boat was crap ,,,or toast, I would not have posted a thread.
    She is fetching fer sher.

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Oh! One of my favorites.

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Oh! One of my favorites.
    23' ? A schooner ? Free to a good home ? Borrow a trailer, Robert. When Destiny rings, it's best to listen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite View Post
    23' ? A schooner ? Free to a good home ? Borrow a trailer, Robert. When Destiny rings, it's best to listen
    Oh, if I could afford to keep a boat like that, I would try and acquire it.

    She is lovely. You forgot to mention the chines..

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    You forgot to mention the chines..
    I heard them ! I did ! It was the chines of St Mary's and they were ringing, "Rob ! Rob ! Come get us ! We want to move to sunny California !"

    It's a schooner, Rob ! You can practice talk like a pirate day, but she's only 23', hence maintainable !

    Oh, to be young again If you were 25 you could sail that 'round the world !

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    Im not at all joking. Plus, I live 2-1/2 hours away from any water shed float in.

    I would love nothing more than a wee schooner, but reality is reality.

    I hope someone gets her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Im not at all joking. Plus, I live 2-1/2 hours away from any water shed float in.

    I would love nothing more than a wee schooner, but reality is reality.

    I hope someone gets her.

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    Ditto, me.

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    Why oh why did I go looking for pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post


    Why oh why did I go looking for pictures?
    Aye. Couldnt you just picture my big, dumb head just there, grin visible for 8-10 miles. Im sure I got the hat game to pull off a boat at like that, too.


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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Here are a few more shots Rob. No sails or rigging, but the spars are right there. Making sails for this would be a blast.



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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Looking down the lazarette hatch...this is where she looks very good !

    Not hooked up. Old Volvo, hand crank this lump and thump thump happily ever after.

    I think that is a "Dyna Start" on there, combination starter/generator.Cool old school.
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    THIS is the cockpit hatch.(above is the lazarette, mis lableled earlier)


    You can see the failing ply here. The hull is much better materials.
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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Dang. Thanks, Yo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Plus, I live 2-1/2 hours away from any water she’d float in.
    Trailer, Rob. Trailer. It's this thing with wheels on it that you pull behind the car

    Altho if I was the Heather owner I'd be ditching that electric idear and grabbing the single outta this guy. That's as cool as the rest of the boat.

    Darn good thing I already got a project bigger than I can handle.

    btw, how's that sneakbox thingy coming ? Gonna have her ready for spring, right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite View Post
    Trailer, Rob. Trailer. It's this thing with wheels on it that you pull behind the car

    Altho if I was the Heather owner I'd be ditching that electric idear and grabbing the single outta this guy. That's as cool as the rest of the boat.

    Darn good thing I already got a project bigger than I can handle.

    btw, how's that sneakbox thingy coming ? Gonna have her ready for spring, right ?

    Well, she is certainly not the type of boat Id call trailerable. Moveable on a trailer is more how Id put it. The driving is the part that bothers me, too, by the by.
    Frivolous travel that can be avoided. I have smaller, closer water that suffices.

    Sneakbox? The Sneakeasy I am pretending to rescue will not be done by spring, if thats what you mean. The wood slated to become the new deck burned up last summer, and I have only just finally secured more.

    That said, being moveable on a trailer is a good thing.

    Peace,
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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Having a dedicated trailer adds one hundred percent to the credibility of my 24'er. Two years she has not been launched...or cost a nickel in storage.
    Mine is a nice enough rig for going 3 miles back n forth to the village travel lift, but has no VIN, Title or registration .
    Most folks would be put off by the old Volvo, I'm glad you like it Favorite.
    I think if one soft mounted it, insulated the daylights out of it, .....
    Anyone know just what it is? An MD1? 8hp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Most folks would be put off by the old Volvo, I'm glad you like it Favorite.
    Most people would be put off by the 6-71 in my ... uhh, "salon", too I think the little Volvo is adorable, like a diesel Hicks !

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Engine? I havent gotten that far in the pictures, yet.

    I imagine that engine makes the perfect sound for a wee boat motor.

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    There use to be a Florence Oakland at Rocky Fork Lake east of Cincinnati circa 2005. The boat's name was "Charlene" built by a gentleman in Michigan from whom the local owner bought it. I don't think that it is still there, the owner had a web page about the boat but my link is now dead.

    It did stand out in a sea of white Clorox bottles.
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    I have had lots of experience with that engine: Volvo MD-1, or perhaps 1B. Simple, heavy, single cylinder...starts up with hand crank, (or electric, Wiz has it right its got a gen-starter) takes a little technique, but not difficult. Get er running, in my boat the technique was to stand, barefoot and heels down, in the cockpit while at the helm. Then, in gear forward, look ahead at whatever markers were relevant. Advance throttle...and eventually, as engine rpm increased, when your vision cleared (since vibration has eased with increased rpm) , you had arrived at the correct rpm for operation...continue until no longer needed...a solid, reliable aux engine, tho not a quiet shipmate. 2k rpm, or 1k, those are the smooth speeds.

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    That engine is an MD1. It puts out about 8 BHP. The 1b has a ring gear on the flywheel. These engines are usually raw water cooled which can be a problem if not properly mothballed when out of the water. I have an MD2 that was an aux salvaged from a fifty foot trawler. It ran a 4kw generator but was also setup as an emergency prime mover if the 200 hp Cat main engine failed.
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    This MD1 got me thinking about my Atomic 4 ...... must go cruising South Sound waters !!
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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    Cool boat! ( With a cool engine, though raw water cooling and its age would have me shopping for a replacement)

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    Default Re: Atkin "Florence Oakland,23',In Sequim

    The builder was not exactly a noob or an amateur.
    One might assume he fogged the cylinder and flushed the cooling passages.
    I neglected to "bump" the flywheel, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Aye. Couldn’t you just picture my big, dumb head just there, grin visible for 8-10 miles. I’m sure I got the hat game to pull off a boat at like that, too.


    Peace,
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    That must be some neck you have brother to spot your smile from 8-10 miles away.

    I had one of those MD1 in my old Bawley, parts are really hard to get hold of now, and expensive. They still come up for sale local on occasions, for little money. I believe mine was rated at 7hp continous. Certainly easy to start by hand if kept in good order.

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