Atlantic Skiff build

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You did a fine job and she looks grea!

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Beautiful lines Weller. Love that flair.
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Thanks again Roberta, Billy, and Carl. Ken I hope it's a good ocean boat cause that's where I plan on using it the most. :P Below the water line it's shaped like a Carolina boat and with the changes I made the top sides are close to the shape of their's. If you go back to page 14 you can see a pic of the sheet
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Sorry page 14 for sheer not sheet. Auto correct got me
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That's just awesome.
You got a lot more of what I call a 'salt water bow'…….. A big generous bow
You need that in blue water, I have used all of mine, and could at times used some more.
I've had green water cutting all the way up to breasthook, stuff the bow into the back side of a following sea, and it throws all the coolers, tackle boxes and crap up front. Slams yourself into the helm, too!
You know that spray rail on the chine, to throw water out & away?
My rub rail at the sheer has done the same thing at times!!
You will like that carolina flair.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Weller,

Any new year picture updates?

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Breaker one nine fer a radio check! Ya got’cher ears on Weller?

This thread has been quite for a while.

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Well I guess it has been awhile. I just finished the flotation foam in the bilge. It was something I was going back and forth on for a long time but in the end decided to do put it in. I built boxes out of pvc boards, put empty gallon jugs in then poured the foam in. I did it this way so the foam is not touching the wood but I could maximize the space I had. The jugs are so I didn’t need as much foam. It’s not pretty but it should work. I have about 1500lbs of flotation in the bilge and I should be able to get 1000 more elsewhere in the boat. Finally time for the floor.
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Can’t wait to see that floor in Weller. Ready to see all that deck space come together!

Motor looks small sitting in that big ole gurl!

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Good to see you moving along with it. I see you got a lot of systems installed, it wont be long now !!!
Great job. Good to see you back online with us.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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I'm at the point where i'm ready to drill some holes for the cockpit drains. I have seen some small (1 1/2") holes and I have seen oblong holes maybe 1 1/2" high 5" long. I'm wondering if there is a standard size for these or just whatever you want. Also I'm leaning toward exiting them out the transom but was wondering about maybe taking them out the side. Any thoughts?
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Hi, good to hear from you again.
Glad to see you back. I don't have any cockpit scuppers, but I guess I should have some.
I like the idea of the big wide scuppers to let the water out fast. Should you take in a big gulp of green water you certainly want to let it out fast.
But, I have split green water at the breasthook, and I've taken in the spray, but not yet taken in the raw green water, it splits away from the topsides.
I've been wet a good many times, but not taken a cockpit full of water.
I have had to remove the garboard plugs from inside, and let water out while running, but not taken in a cockpit full of green water.
The bouyancy on these boats seems weird, I've seen waves taller than the transom pass by the transom, but not come inside, seen waves taller than the topsides, but not come inside, seemingly as if the boat floats upward along with the wave.
This far into it, and I not yet installed scuppers, they have sort of disappeared from my mind.
This far into it, the bow section will concern me more. How much front deck you got ? You got something to turn green water off the deck (if it got up there)? Got generous spray rails both at chine AND at bow sheer.?
For my experience, I would prioritize generous spray rails at the 'bow sheer' rather than scuppers.
Theory being to turn the green water away beforehand, rather than drain it out afterwards.
Glad to hear from you.
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The theory of keeping the water out is just that a theory. If I could guarantee no water inside I wouldn't need bilge pumps or life jackets either but I wouldn't leave the dock without them. A pop up storm, a rouge wave anything can happen in the ocean. I've fished much bigger boats than mine, backing down on a fish and have been knee deep in the cockpit. I wouldn't feel safe going into the ocean without them. I was leaning toward the wide ones myself
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Weller

Good to see ya moving forward.

My plastic boat has the long ones and the flapper to stop it flooding in when backing down, like ya mentioned. These flappers are store bought, so I would locate some I like and install them.
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I have been looking at scuppers like that and found nice stainless ones but with the bright transom I don't know if it would look right. That's the reason I was thinking about exiting them out the sides. I have seen many boats with holes and no flapper that I think would look better on the transom but at only about 4" above the water I'm not sure if that's safe.
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