Digital full size plans on Cd Scale 1:8 ATLANTIC 21 MARK III RNLI 21ft 6 in inshore lifeboat suitable for radio control
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Digital full size plans on Cd
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ATLANTIC 21 MARK III
RNLI 21ft 6 ininshore lifeboat
Digital Full Size Plan prints on a Sheet 48" x 28"
Digital Two page article with History, some building notes and photos
Digital Files are TIFF, JPEG and PDF
Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………..ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
SCALE 1/8 (1 1/2" = 1ft)
LENGTH 32 1/4”
POWER RIPMAX or MOMOPERM with OUTDRIVE
As to model construction, this should be fairly straightforward.
Although no construction details are shown, the making of a working model should be fairly straightforward, resulting in an interesting and somewhat different fun model.
SOON after the last war it was realised by the RNLI that some type of smaller lifeboat for inshore rescue work was required. The time effort and expense involved in launching the conventional type of lifeboat for a small rescue was getting excessive.
During the war the inflatable boat had proved its worth operating from beaches. Therefore the RNLI felt that these might well be suitable and accordingly the first boats appeared in the early 1960's and were so successful that there are now nearly 150 in service, the latest type being the Atlantic 21 Mk 11/ built by William Osbornes Ltd of Littlehampton, Sussex. The hull is a deep vee glass fibre one with a lip moulded around the top, onto which the rubber inflatable top is fitted and then bolted. The drive is either by outboard motors or as shown on the drawing. an inboard motor (diesel) with out drive.
The driver/boatswain sits on the control console, rather like a motor cyclist. He is held in position by the foot straps on either side. The crewman sits behind him holding the grab rail (in heavy seas, at speed, very firmly). rather like a motor cycle pillion rider. For survivors there are grab handles on the inside of the hull,