Digital full size plans on Cd Scale 1:48, 1:24, & 1:16 U.S.C.G. MOTOR LIFEBOAT for display or suitable for radio control
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U.S.C.G. MODEL MOTOR LIFEBOAT
This self‑ baling self‑ righting unsinkable lifeboat eats giant breakers for breakfast and hurricanes for lunch. She's a true Coast Guard life‑saver
Digital Full Size Plans
Scale 1:48 (¼” = 1ft) for 9 3/16” Model
Digital Full-size prints on a 22” x 17” sheet
Digital Six Page article to build 1:48 Scale Description Building notes photos and material list
Scale 1:24 (1/2” = 1ft) for 18 3/8” Model Suitable for Radio control
Digital Full-size prints on 42” x 34” sheet
Scale 1:16 (3/4” = 1ft) for 27 9/16” Model Suitable for Radio control
Full size plans prints on a 36” x 75” sheet
You may use building note from 1:48 and double for 1:24 and triple for 1:16 the measurements on plan and material list
Digital Files are TIFF, JPEG and PDF
Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………………ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
By DAVID M. SWARTWOUT
One of two methods of hull construction may be used. The hull may be made complete from one piece of wood, with the keel, stem, and stern pieces added later; or the hull may be made of two pieces, with the keel, stem and stern made of one piece to form the center portion. The latter method, described on these pages, will give the most accuracy.
FROM Greenland to Panama hundreds of U. S. coast Guard motor lifeboats wait, ready to aid seafarers in distress. When hurricane warning flags go up and most vessels head for port, the lifeboat crews of the Coast Guard must stand by to put to sea at a moment's notice.
A phone call or a radio message touches off explosion of activity. Lines are cast off. The motor lifeboat starts her rescue fight through stormy, mountainous seas.
Breakers may completely swamp this unsinkable. self bailing lifeboat, but she was designed for jobs like that. Scuppers in her sides, along the watertight cockpit decks, are 12 inches or more above the water line and flooded cockpits drain quickly.
Even if a great wave should catch the boat broadside on and roll her completely over, her propeller will keep churning and her heavy bronze keel will bring her right side up. The helmsman will come up wet but unhurt; a sturdy leather harness fastens him to his post.
Storm‑battered 36 footers have been I end over end by huge seas and come through to finish their tasks. Heroic rescues achieved by these 36' 8" motor lifeboats have added a rich embroidery to the colorful history of the United States Coast Guard.