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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Hard chine / multi chine sailing yacht
Hard chine / multi chine sailing yacht
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Forum Posts: 2
31st Mar 2018 22:49  
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Hello all

I'm not sure if this would be the correct place to ask this question, but here goes:

I would like to build a sailing yacht (model). I think that some kind of hard chine / double chine design would be best, as that would be simpler than carvel / diagonal / strip planked etc. Would anybody like to recommend a design for which the plans are available ? I have noticed something called the Star 45, then there are some of the Vic Smeed designs, and some on the Sarik website, in particular a yellow job with a cabin, cant remember the name of it at present. This would be for fun, i dont have any interest in racing, so partly i want to build something and partly want to sail something. Thanks. Maybe 30 inches up to a max of 48 ?

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 508
2nd Apr 2018 02:11  
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one possibility is the plane jane gives you an idea of how it looks

Where to get the plans
its 36 inches long and intended for free running using a vain gear BUT with a little skull sweat you could convert to radio

"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)
(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 14
3rd Apr 2018 09:47  
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You might try to obtain a book from long time ago (1950), "Build Yourself a Model Yacht" by WJ Daniels and HB Tucker in which there are plans for a 30" Sharpie and a36" Restricted Class. I have made three Sharpie models recently - all converted to radio control. The last two I made by the stitch-an-glue method having taken panel templates from the original built-as-per-plan model. Not competitive but a fun model in all types of weather!

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Forum Posts: 53
3rd Apr 2018 13:17  
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Are there any boat clubs near you? Look on line. They are a very good starting point, information, ideas , free plans, and boats for sale.
Good look ,and happy sailing.

May the wind always be always where you want it .
(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 18
4th Apr 2018 13:36  
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The Vic Smeed Starlet would be a reasonable place to start. The plans are available from Sarik and a part kit is available here If you fancied something slightly smaller, Vic's Star Baby sails well and a wood kit is available from Sarik along with the plans.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 57
5th Apr 2018 10:33  
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the RYTHMN a one metre chinned hull also plans for the Duckling & Gosling all easy builds if you want plans email
Kevin Branch

the Sparrow by Bryn Heveldt is a good build it can be built in 750mm or 1000mm you can download the book via the internet
lots to choose from good luck
Bob 👍

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Bob Johnson

Forum Posts: 2
7th Apr 2018 22:39  
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Hello Haverlock Ken Mzee Tiggy_cat

Thank you for your replies and the information, it's all very interesting. It's funny how much the profile of the Plane Jane looks like a Flying Fifteen (think that was Uffa Fox).

Best regards