Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes
No material plans only
SCHIADA 20 SS OUTBOARD SKI BOAT
Full size Printed Plan on a sheet 50" x 36"
Seven Page Article with notes and photos
Stand Off Scale 1:8 that meets the NAMBA Class A" Outboard Mono rules.
3.5 Outboard Deep Vee
LENGTH OF HULL 30 Inches
LENGTH OVERALL 36 Inches
WIDTH 11 Inches
BASIC MATERIALS USED Balsa & Plywood
Full Size Printed Plan on a sheet 50" x 36"
Six pages of building notes and photos
Designed By: Fred Reese
I scaled the 20' boat to 11/2" = 1' for a hull length of 30". The Schiada model is a little wider and lower than some of the other popular deep vees and its ability to stay upright and dry is truly amazing to me. My choice of applying model airplane technology to a boat is both natural and practical. The all balsa structure is inexpensive, easy to build, and is surprisingly strong and rugged. The hull is covered with a single layer of boat weight glass cloth and resin. Under normal operation there has been no sign of any structural weakening or damage. Twice I launched my boat with the receiver off and watched with horror as the boat raced across the lake to crash at full speed into the rocks and logs on the opposite shoreline. Both times only minor superficial damage occurred. Both times I expected the hull to be split, end to end, but no, just chips and dents and no holes.