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by CaptainAB
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: River Belle - Atkins design
Replies: 35
Views: 4381

Re: River Belle - Atkins design

Yes, Captain AB's web site is very informative. I wish he would post more pictures. Hi Folks - you asked for more photos of the Hull build for "Rhapsody In Glue", so here is a link to my own library of nearly 400 pictures taken during the process. Some are good and ended up on the Web Sit...
by CaptainAB
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: River Belle - Atkins design
Replies: 35
Views: 4381

Re: River Belle - Atkins design

in my area I need less sail space so to speak to make it easier to cope with local winds. Hi JA - You are quite right - Rhapsody sits high above the water and has nothing much in the water, so the area of windage is a bit of a concern. In reality, I suspect it will be a handful to manoeuvre when it...
by CaptainAB
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: River Belle - Atkins design
Replies: 35
Views: 4381

Re: River Belle - Atkins design

If you confirm that the table of offsets from the books is the same than on the plans, I can draw the lines from it but as you say, only for those who buy the plans from Atkins first and then order my plywood files. Hi Jacques, The Offsets Table for RIver Belle, in the book "Forty designs for ...
by CaptainAB
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: River Belle - Atkins design
Replies: 35
Views: 4381

Re: River Belle - Atkins design

Yes, Captain AB's web site is very informative. I wish he would post more pictures. Hi Folks - firstly, an apology for "highjacking" glossieblack's thread. It wasn't intentional, but Rhapsody generated more interest than I expected. If anyone would like more pictures of Rhapsody being bui...
by CaptainAB
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5606
Views: 446498

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Congratulations on a fine looking build Captain AB. Do you know if an Atkin Rescue Minor or Shoals Runner has been built In Australia? Hi Glossieblack - thank you for your kind comments. I'm not aware of a Rescue Minor or Shoals Runner being built in Australia although as you know, many have been b...
by CaptainAB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5606
Views: 446498

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

CaptainAB, is the River Belle your project? Yes, it is. I started in July 2008 and hope to have it in the water finally, by the end of the year - err - this year that is..... I'm a first time builder, but I do have a good friend who is a Shipwright, which helps significantly!! The boat is currently...
by CaptainAB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5606
Views: 446498

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

jacquesmm wrote:The River Belle is a much larger boat and a different type of "tunnel".
If you build,one, post pictures etc.
This "River Belle" is now not far off completion. Have a look at http://www.rhapsodyinglue.com for a picture gallery and detailed description of the build.

CaptainAB
by CaptainAB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5606
Views: 446498

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Jacques, Captain AB has a very thorough website detailing has build: http://rhapsodyinglue.com/index.html Apologies to Captain AB if I overstepped any boundaries in posting this info. No Problem Joshua - All information is better shared!! Edited by Jacques: I split this thread in two. This one is a...
by CaptainAB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5606
Views: 446498

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

Hi Captain AB, Is that you, "Rhapsody In Glue"? I haven't given too much thought to my hull protection at this stage. I am interested in the experts on this forum comparing your suggestion to graphite/epoxy mixtures, aluminum powders, etc.. Hi Joshua - Yes, that certainly is Rhapsody in G...
by CaptainAB
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5606
Views: 446498

Re: ST 21 Noosa Australia

http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/89564/Rhapsody_Tunnel.jpg For comparison purposes, this is an Atkin's Tunnel Stern under construction. This is his "River Belle" design from 1943. It is 36' long and not really designed for plywood, but it actually worked very well. The bottom is...