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Ian Nash 130/04/2021 16:22:30
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I acquired this yacht recently and intend to renovate it iis125cm long I am trying to find some plans or pictures so I can find the correct sails and rigging for this model I have made motor boats from plans in the past but have no experience with yachts any help will be appreciated hope someone can help Ian354990e4-9f04-453d-95b2-1211f05914a3.jpeg

Dave Cooper 601/05/2021 10:33:29
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Welcome to the forum.

Maybe the emblem on the transom gives a clue ?

Some careful cleaning perhaps...


Tim Rowe01/05/2021 12:10:05
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Hello Ian and welcome!

Are you in Spain?

I don't know what the yacht is but it looks like a GRP hull that will polish up nicely. It's a kind of stand-off scale and I sure will turn into a lovely working model. It won't be too difficult to rig.

What is the weight, beam and draft as a matter of interest?

Tim R

Dave Cooper 601/05/2021 15:32:16
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I can't help thinking it looks a bit "J2" (ish) ?

Old school America's Cup anyone...


Malcolm Frary02/05/2021 10:15:57
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Rule of thumb for a yacht mast - 150% hull length. So 1.9 metres tall. Or about 6 feet.

In old money, it is about 50 inches long, so "could" be an old Marblehead, or based on one. Before radios were mainstream, racers were solidly built and carried a vane for steering and had a shallow heavy fin. With radios came the lightweight construction and long fins. Not 100% sure which was first.

Currently, there are the Canterbury and Nottingham J class, which are 50" long, weigh 15 pounds and carry IOM rigs and have the shallow fin weight.

Colin Bishop02/05/2021 10:27:20
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As Dave asks - what does the emblem on the stern say?


Ian Nash 102/05/2021 10:44:48
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Hi everyone thank you for your reply’s I am in Spain Murcia, the beam is 27cm the draft is 16.5cm the weight is 2.147kgs as you can see from the photos I have started to strip it down as I need to veneer the deck whoever constructed the model used ply cross grain and scribed it to form planks the rail posts were made from pop rivets I have the mast but it was inserted in a small block of mahogany the mast is 147cm long. Thank you all again for your input great forum. Regards Ian ps I did reply yesterday it just disappeared I am a bit of a technophobe.

Ian Nash 102/05/2021 10:53:00
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Malcolm Frary03/05/2021 08:30:49
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6 1/2 inches draft and under 5 pounds weight indicates a shelf queen rather than a worker. Any screw holes in the deck could give a clue as to what fittings may have been carried.

Ian Nash 103/05/2021 19:55:54
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Hi Malcolm I thought it was to light to be a working model, it was fitted when I got it pop rivets and string as rails. I have no experience with sailing models and I don’t really want a shelf model so I think I will forget the project at least I has renewed my interest in model boats and have been looking through my fathers 1950s Model Maker l have 65 copy’s and have old plans so I think I will start a new project thank you so much for putting me straight Best Regards Ian

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