Full Size Printed Plan vintage 1965 Length 54 in. Beam 17 in. "VIVACITY" Suitable for Radio Control
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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.
Suitable for Radio Control
BY VIC SMEED
PICTURED MODEL AND CONSTRUCTION NOTES
BY G. B. DUNSEATH
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.