Full Size Printed Plan Semi-Scale 1:21 DUTCH YACHT Pwr Electric and Sail Suitable for Radio Control
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Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes
No material plans only
Full size printed plan on a 30” x 32” Sheet
Three page article not a lot of building notes
Suggest modeler with building experience
Length 18 ½”
Power Electric and Sail
Suitable for Radio Control
By A. Pottinger
A modern Dutch vessel originating from the Vollenhovense Bol
The major proportion of Dutch yards building for the home market still utilise steel construction for custom designs or very limited series production, and there are about 500 yards building pleasure boats in Holland. The division between professional and amateur is not easily made, since many home builders build two or three boats a year
The former Zuyder Zee came into being as a result of disastrous floods, and it has been a source of wealth for several centuries. Today this vast expanse of water, enclosed by dykes and close to the densely populated areas of the Netherlands, forms a playground for many types of craft, and many of these craft have found their origin in the villages surrounding the Zuyder Zee. They embody techniques and craftsmanship of the people who built working boats, of utility design but retaining the shape and artistry of the accomplished craftsman, and such craft, with a little refinement of detail, are finding discerning buyers today.
Modellers will probably find it easier to build the hull bread-and-butter fashion, since the extreme bluffness at the bow and stern will make it difficult to plank, indeed there is hardly a straight line in the whole boat. Simulated plate strakes can be laid on the hull afterwards, using thin card.
The sail area is relatively large, and should it be desired to make a working model considerable ballast would be required. It may be better to fit a deep centre board, slotting down through the centre line of the hull; the slot could be hidden by making the cabin top removable. The rudder would also need lengthening to give sufficient grip.