Atkin mink in steel

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  1. gavtramper
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    gavtramper New Member

    Hi there,I'm trying to find plans for an atkin mink in steel or a similar,I'm familiar with most of the easily googled designers and am really just fishing around for some more options,what is involved in translating a older wooden design to multichine steel,is this something a competent designer could do?
    I imagine that a heavy displacement hull like a mink or similar would translate well to steel.
    Cheers folks
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    Obviously it is not going to be the same boat in multi-chine developable form, you might as well select a boat of similar proportions that is already available, I'd say.
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    Making a wood to steel conversion isn't difficult and is a common request. Mink is a pretty fat puppy, though converting round bilge to rolled plate, radius chine or multi chine means pretty much a whole new design, once everything is said and done. This is also a very old design and there are many much newer double enders, that you might want to look over first.

    To directly answer your question, yes, a conversion is possible and not very costly on many designs. This is more than a simple conversion, so expect to pay a little more.

  4. gavtramper
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    gavtramper New Member

    Thanks PAR,I appreciate the info,I'm 100% into a modern take on a heavy displacement double ender in steel.I have just suggested the mink as its a personal favourite of mine and one that embodies lots of the features that appeal to me.
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