Atlantic Skiff build

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Atlantic Skiff build

Postby weller » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:14 am

I have the frames on the form and the keel and chimes are done. Now I'm trying to do the bottom battens. The directions say to run them as far forward as possible, that doesn't help. I can run them to the stem, but i'm not sure if that is right. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby psychobilly » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:50 pm

I've never built one so I can't help you weller but I would really like to see pics of your progress. Please post some up. :mrgreen:

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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby weller » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:42 pm

Here are some pics.
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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby weller » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:52 pm

Here is 1 more pic
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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby kens » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:19 pm

they mean to run the battens as far forward as possible, and not ending right on a frame. from your pics you are correct.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby psychobilly » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:48 pm

Thanks Weller! Man she's huge! I can't wait to see her all faired out!!!!

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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby weller » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:15 am

She might look big now but when I'm going through the Hatteras inlet i bet it will look and feel really small. I wasn't sure on the battens, they didn't seem right just ending in the middle of no where. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby kens » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:41 am

what are you going to power that with?
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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby weller » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:55 am

A 350 of some sort.
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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby psychobilly » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:48 pm

Man there's gunna be some tight fairing werk down her starboard side. :) you garage is full up man!

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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby kens » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:47 pm

weller wrote:A 350 of some sort.

That should do nicely.
not to mention that 383 stroker is some sort of 350!
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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby psychobilly » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:04 pm

kens wrote:
weller wrote:A 350 of some sort.

That should do nicely.
not to mention that 383 stroker is some sort of 350!


:twisted: 8) not to mention sound really good! :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby weller » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:26 pm

I looked up the 383, and they might sound good but my wallet says no. I'm trying to get the sheers set now. I made it with a broken sheer line. Now I'm not sure if I'm going to run the original sheer clamp all the way to the stem or stop it and bring the upper sheer clamp to it.
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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby psychobilly » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:32 pm

Weller, thank you for your updates. Since you started you build I have been pumped up to say the least. :D There are lots of builds to watch and learn about on here and I have done just that. BUT, this is the ole girl I wanna build and there's just no info here on her. Breeze is the only one I have found that has started, he built the frames and that's it, so to see the Atlantic Skiff in this stage is awesome!!! I have had your thread open on my computer for days now, just waiting for more pics. I know it's tough documenting these types of builds with pics and details. It makes the build take even longer but it's great value. Just in the past few days watching yours I have came up with more idears and learnt some more stuff.

Please keep the pics coming when you get the time.

Oh, and have you thought about a diesel motor for power? A cummins inline 6, 5.9 would be saweeeet!!!!

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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Postby kens » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:13 pm

If the 383 chevy is too $teep for his budget, then a Cummins would be just as $teep.
But, you are correct, a 6BT5.9 300HP Cummins in a Atlantic Skiff would be really sweeet!

Actually the Atlantic skiff is what I originally wanted, but I backed off from the cold mold build. That is why I did Double Eagle as a center console. I made a ply sheeting build.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:


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