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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: goBulawayo on February 10, 2013, 03:26:06 pm

Title: Unknown Yacht
Post by: goBulawayo on February 10, 2013, 03:26:06 pm
Hi All, does anyone know what yacht this is please? Has a fibreglass hull and rest is wooden - I have been asked to refurbish it - It has mast and sails but I do not have them as yet. Boat is about a metre long

Cheers

Wayne

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Title: Re: Unknown Yacht
Post by: roycv on February 10, 2013, 03:46:47 pm
Hi, apart from the over size rudder it looks like a Dragon class yacht.  Full size old Olympic class of racing yacht.  There are plans in Model Boat under Blood hound, about 30 inches loa.  Lots of literature on the web.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Unknown Yacht
Post by: goBulawayo on February 10, 2013, 04:01:56 pm
Thanks Roy, I tried searching the Model Boats website for Blood Hound but it did not turn up anything.

Wayne
Title: Re: Unknown Yacht
Post by: roycv on February 10, 2013, 04:31:07 pm
Hi, well you don't really need the plans, I researched the class about 20 years ago.  Your model hatchway  has been closed in to stop the water entering as the full size were just open large dinghys.
I think  there is some one on the forum who sailed in them.
I seem to remember that the yachts varied as to how much was spent on them.  Some had just a canvas deck others were immaculate. 
Looks very nice though.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Unknown Yacht
Post by: triumphjon on February 10, 2013, 05:46:45 pm
ive a similar shaped hull which is around 34 inches loa and made of a blow moulded plastic material . jon
Title: Re: Unknown Yacht
Post by: goBulawayo on February 10, 2013, 06:03:33 pm
Hi Jon, just went out and measured this one, 51 1/4 inches. How would I go about stripping the paint off the fibreglass hull please?

Wayne