Full Size Printed Plan vintage 1965 Length 54 in. Beam 17 in. "VIVACITY" Suitable for Radio Control


Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes

No material plans only

Vintage plan from 1965


Full Size Printed Plans on two Sheets 58” x 24”

Four digital Pages of building notes and photos

Length 54 in.

Beam 17 in.

Engine 34cc 

Suitable for Radio Control 




THERE are a lot of people who like a big boat, either for reasons of space or weight carrying capabilities or because they have a big engine to install. An engine which has been used by quite a number of keen modellers in the past is the 34 c.c. Chain saw, or Weed Wacker two-stroke, which is a nice powerful motor responding well to throttle up to 3,000 r.p.m. and fairly easy to install in a boat.

In sitting down to work out dimensions for a larger than-average model, we decided that it would probably be advisable to make the model just capable of taking this type of motor, which would result in a model small enough for reasonable performance with the 15 c.c. Gannet or any of the home-built 10-15 c.c. motors. The 21 c.c. Trojan-Rice would also be suitable. At the same time, it is quite possible to install 15 or 20 lbs. of equipment, which means that quite a number of the large Government surplus electric motors and attendant accumulators can be used to achieve reasonable performance. The minimum weight of the boat is likely to be 23-25 lbs., but there is no reason why it should not give entirely satisfactory results at twice this weight.

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