Practical Small Boat Designs

Practical Small Boat Designs

by John Atkin




The name Atkin has long been associated with the best of basic boats. If you are looking for "the right little boat" to build or have built, or if you just like to dream over boat plans, you'll be delighted with this collection of John and William Atkin's most successful designs.

You'll find 28 practical and buildable small boats, from a 6'6" cold-molded round-bottomed pram to a 26' flat-bottomed shoal-draft sloop. You can study the plans for several flat-bottomed rowing and sailing boats, a 20' utility powerboat, and a 22' schooner. Most of the designs have been chosen for their simplicity and make excellent projects for amateur builders.

Superbly drawn study plans, photographs of boats both under construction and underway, together with comments by builders and owners, will help you choose the boat best suited to your level of boatbuilding skill.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934982051
Publisher: WoodenBoat Publications
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Understanding the lines of a boat

1 Willy Winship 23

14 foot flat-bottomed racing skiff

2 LizaJane 28

19 foot V-bottomed steel knockabout

3 Shore Liner 34

24 foot flat-bottomed jibheaded sloop

4 New Sister 41

24 foot flat-bottomed gaff-headed sloop

5 Tri Trainer 47

10-foot 10-inch flat-bottomed sailing skiff

6 Erika 52

14-foot 9-inch flat-bottomed sailing skiff

7 Martha Green 56

24-foot skipjack powerboat

8 Nina 63

11-foot 4-inch flat-bottomed sailing skiff

9 Florence Oakland 70

22-foot 5-inch V-bottomed schooner

10 Valgerda 77

18-foot 7-inch Hardangersjekte

11 Great Bear 82

28-foot flat-bottomed sloop

12 James Samuel 87

20-foot flat-bottomed catboat

13 Schatze 94

7-foot 10-inch pram

14 Ninigret 101

22-foot V-bottomed bassboat

15 Finkeldink 106

9-foot pram

16 Bruce Conklin 110

15-foot 6-inch rowing (pulling) boat

17 CabinBoy 116

7-foot 6-inch flat-bottomed skiff

18 ElonJessup 122

1 6-foot 6%-inch flat-bottomed outboard

19 TomDavin 128

20-foot 3/4-inch flat-bottomed skiff

20 Amos Brown 133

22-foot 43/4-inch V-bottomed sloop

21 Flipper 137

10-foot 1/2-inch flat-bottomed sailing skiff

22 Pollard 19 140

19-foot fast powerboat

23 Wild Onion 144

18-foot V-bottomed sloop

24 Awake 149

13-foot 11-inch Swampscott rowing dory

25 PeteyDinkCM 154

6-foot 6-inch round-bottomed pram

26 HandyAndy 162

8-foot round-bottomed sailing dinghy

27 James Samuel, Jr. 167

17-foot 1-inch flat-bottomed catboat

28 Sedge 171

15-foot 3-inch flat-bottomed outboard

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