Full Size Printed Plan semi scale R/C Sailboat cruising ketch MARA Suitable for radio control
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Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes
No material plans only
One of modeling's best and most prolific designers presents a semi scale R/C cruising ketch that can be returned to the dock if the wind dies, using its electric powered auxiliary motor.
Full size printed plans on 3 sheets two 31” x 22” and one 36” x 26”
Twelve page article with building notes and photos (not all shown)
Length 27 ½”
Beam 7 5/8”
Power Sail or Electric
Suitable for radio control
By WALT MUSCIANO
"MARA" is beautiful, stable, agreeable, swift, dependable and smooth. Truly, it is impossible not to fall in love with our Mara once you know her. Mara is a development of two previous double ended ketch designs built by the author, and is the epitome of the scale model sailboat. The double ended, two masted ketch design features a wide beam, with lines that provide superb stability coupled with moderate speed; in most cases faster than powered scale models.
Mara is radio controlled, however, the craft can be made free sailing if desired. our model can be operated on two or three channels; one for steering' the second to haul in or play out the sheet lines so as to arrange the sail angle to obtain the maximum results from the wind, and a third channel, as we used, to start an electric motor to bring the craft to shore in the event that the breeze stops and the model is becalmed in the middle of the pond.