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    "Genie"
    by philcaretaker ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)
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    8 months ago
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    "Genie" was classic Marblehead design from Vic Smead , she had a hard chine hull construction.
    Living in New Zealand in the early 70`s I ended up building 4 of these in total - only glad I took some picies.
    Long gone now, but not forgotten !

    RC Sailing - Genie
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    8 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Vic Smead."
    Gents! I've noticed this mistake a few times now!
    As far as I am aware Vic SmeAd was an aeromodeller and wrote one book on that subject.
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5711153.Vic_Smead
    Please correct me if I'm wrong and Mr Smead ever designed a model boat.

    The model boat designer (amongst many other things - see article) was Vic SmeEd.
    Wrote on many modelling subjects but primarily boats.
    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/vic-smeed%27s-mode...
    Article also includes a list of his plans๐Ÿ‘
    "Genie" is on that list. Plan # MM 1175.
    " Genie MM 1175 Yacht RM Very simple double chine Marblehead with beginners in mind. Displacement 15.5 lbs."
    Genie is even featured in the photo of Vic.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW: So don't forget gents; suit and tie at the lakeside in future if you please! ๐Ÿ˜
    (Our lady members are requested to send photos of proposed mode of dress to the MB Navy Board for approval! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ)
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5711153.Vic_Smead
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    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/vic-smeed%27s-model-boat-designs/15490
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    8 months ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    My Thornycroft MTB 49 is a Vic Smeed design ( plan No 337 ) and probably one of the most common models of the type, you still see them at model shows round the world. Bought my plan in 1968. Perhaps we could have a Vic Smeed model section and see how many are out there?
    JB

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    8 months ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Many tnx fer info - ..
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    8 months ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    After starting sailing with the Robbe Optomist at Lower Hut in Wellington, Kiwi ingenuity started to rub off onto me and my first "Home Brew" Genie was built using scraps of what ever I could get my hands on,- then came my 2nd, my 3rd, then the 4th !. Happy Days !.
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    29 days ago by peewit ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi,

    Just seen this.

    Vick actually designed several boats which found there way into the MAP plans range as well as tons of aircraft. Most of his stuff was aimed at beginners and the less experienced modeller to get them going. He was very prolific.

    Most of his boats were small and free sailing though. I actually thought that the biggest thing he did was Gosling a hard chine R36 which I actually still have.

    I actually met him twice when I was his โ€œhandsโ€ on Blue Peter for BBC television in 1961 when he did a couple of chuck gliders for them.

    I still have my Blue Peter badge somewhere.

    Really a very nice kind man who I suppose was responsible for getting me hooked on model making of all kinds.

    First time I ever had any status For my skills at my comprehensive school in industrial Sheffield actually being on the telly.
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    29 days ago by peewit ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just done a bit digging on Vic, Actually he was very prolific On the boat side indead
    http://modelenginenews.org/people/smeed.html
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    29 days ago by roycv ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi Vic Smeed has a world record for the number of models built from his plans and as you say he was a prolific model boat designer.
    The Genie 36R yacht photograph on the cover of the magazine includes his daughter and the pond is at Hemel Hempstead where the offices were at the time.
    The last model yacht he designed was Star Baby a smaller version of Starlet and was designed to run on the shallower waters of the model boating pond in Verulamium Park, St. Albans. I have a photo of the very first Star Baby, built by his friend Vic Driscoll.
    He used to live locally in Croxley Green, he was in his ninetys when he died.
    He also edited the Meccano Magazine for a time as well.
    Roy
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    29 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great information guys ,๐Ÿ‘ - the Genie was actually the 50" Marblehead - along with the 36" Gosling that Vics daughter Michele was holding in the book by C.R.Jefferies.

    I also remember the Starlet , the Star Baby and I think there was the Duckling. ! - fantastic !!โ›ต
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    27 days ago by peewit ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sometimes itโ€™s good to be old - at last, people with as long ago memories as me.
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