atkin design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by jessab2933, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. jessab2933
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    Does anyone if atkin's MISSIE AND LAURIE has been built and had her performance rated. Is this a seaworthy boat?
     
  2. apex1

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    Did you look here:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AtkinBoats/

    ??

    And I would guess she is a capable boat. Maybe not thought for LA to Hawaii, but seaworthy she seems to me. HaveĀ“nt seen or heard of real iisues with Atkin boats, as long as built per plan and used as intended.
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    As with most flat bottom, centerboard shapes, she'll have a less then desirable stability curve (unlikely self righting, capsize prone, etc.) for deep water work, but careful coastal cruising would be acceptable. She'll be fairly comfortable considering her dimensions and easy to motivate, but tight in the accommodation department compared to modern yachts of the same length.

    She's a cruiser and an old one at that, so I'm not sure what type of "performance rating" you're interested in. Considering her quite low aspect ratio and gaff headed sail area, likely not a sparkling sailor. I don't know her SA/D but would guess 14's or low 15's which isn't going to raise many eyebrows.
     
  4. jessab2933
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    atkin

    thanks guys-- i live in newfoundland where there are lots of lovely bays and, of course, the north atlantic. i want to avoid the expense of a heavy displacement, ballast keeled, boat and i need a design that will be safe in what may be described as rough conditions.

    cheers, nathaniel
     

  5. PAR
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    A wisely handled Missie can handle rough water, but emphasis must be placed on "wisely handled". The Spray made it around the world twice and had a terrible stability curve. Then again, she was also handled by a very experienced skipper with exceptional seamanship skills. What is you experience and seamanship level?
     
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