Libby N.
A 22' 2" Utility
By William Atkin
Twenty-Two Foot Utility Boat
Really quite a big boat this is, despite modest dimensions; the little boat is big in capacity because of generous displacement, and wholesome freeboard. And because there is proper depth to the sections. Not the kind of boat for excessive speed; rather for the comfort of 18 to 20 miles an hour. A good sea going boat and safe in any weather. The hull is of round bottom model, showing flare and flam to the topsides forward, with conservative tumble-home aft.
The arrangement shows a useful kind of small boat; all plain and practical. The motor and fuel weights are low with the seats well down in the boat thus adding to the initial stability and to the all around comfort of the boat. The motor is installed under a house which is of sufficient size to accommodate the battery, muffler, oil tins, etc.
The over all length of this new member of MoToR BoatinG's family of boat designs is 22 feet, 2 inches; water line length, 21 feet, 6 inches; breadth, 6 feet, 5 inches, and draft, 1 foot, 10 inches. The freeboard at the bow is 3 feet, 4 inches, and at the stern, 3 feet, 6 1/2 inches. The keel extends the full length of the bottom, giving strength and protection to the bottom. While the propeller blades drop below the bottom of the deadwood, these, the shaft, and the rudder, are effectively protected against striking bottom if the boat is grounded, as will be readily seen by continuing a line along the bottom of the keel and beyond the propeller. While the additional wetted surface and displacement of the deadwood create resistance, the loss in speed with this keel arrangement is not great. The lines of Libby N. are a direct development and improvement upon several predecessors. Nothing experimental or innovating to perplex the owner or the builder.
The motor shown in the plans is a Kermath Sea Prince, 221 cubic inch cylinder displacement. Gray, Universal, Lycoming, Red Wing, and many of the other motor companies produce motors of this capacity; approximately 80 h.p. at 3,000 turns a minute; just right for 20 miles, 20 real miles, an hour.
Plans for Libby N. are $100




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