Full size printed Plans 36 R Sailboat Class Control Vane or suitable for radio control
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Full size printed Plans
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An attractive and proved36in. Restricted class yacht which is simple to build and sail
Full size printed plan on a 49” x 36” sheet
Three page article with building notes and material list
36 R Sailboat Class
Power Sail Control Vane
By Chris Jackson
ANYONE who has sailed a model yacht built to MYA class rules at a public pond soon realises that there are quite a few modellers who fancy having a go at a similar boat, but are put off for three main reasons
(1) Even a Marblehead is a bit too big for many people to attempt as a first boat.
(2) Most published plans consist only of a set of lines, with no further information on building.
(3) The modern racing boat uses advanced techniques using GRP, Tufnol, etc, which deter the modeller used to building with the minimum of tools on the proverbial 'kitchen table'.
When I decided to draw up the plans for a boat to race in the 36R class I realised it was the ideal size for a compromise between an all-out racing boat and one likely to appeal to the casual modeller, and was also just big enough for good performance with radio control on rudder only, or, with a light winch, full control.
The original has now completed two seasons racing and has performed reliably and been quick in a range of conditions. Although built from balsa, except for the fin keel, it is still sound despite receiving its share of bumps on the concrete surrounding its home water