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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail R&D: => Topic started by: Big Ada on April 09, 2015, 02:49:28 pm

Title: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: Big Ada on April 09, 2015, 02:49:28 pm
Our Club have been given this Yacht Hull to complete.
Its about a Meter long at a guess,  no internals,  steering is by ( not sure as some mechanical brass bits came with it ).
So do you have suggestions to what it is and what sail type to fit.
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag383/rokbottom1/Odds%20and%20Ends/MBA%20Illuminated%20Event%2017.10.2014%20014_zpscwuuylzx.jpg) (http://s1373.photobucket.com/user/rokbottom1/media/Odds%20and%20Ends/MBA%20Illuminated%20Event%2017.10.2014%20014_zpscwuuylzx.jpg.html)

Thanks for any answers.

Len.
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: kmmbcwebmaster on April 09, 2015, 06:30:30 pm
The steering is vane steering and the yacht has a similar shape to the old Alexander racing yacht should have a stamp on the deck if it is a Alexander
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: hmsantrim on April 09, 2015, 06:44:49 pm
Hi Len.
 although cant see it too well from the pic you have posted appears to have a vane steering gear on the rudder although looking at where it is it may be a braine gear. An overhead shot would comfirm more.   Seems to have turnbuckles on it which would suggest wire rigging and a deck stepped mast.  Looking at the style of the rudder would suggest pre-1960 model.  It could be a 36r  thats had a cabin added as the deck house in front looks out of place.
 
frank
 
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: Netleyned on April 09, 2015, 06:51:33 pm
The r in 36r denotes radio.
36 means three feet not a meter.
A yacht of the age would have been measured in inches.

Ned
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: hmsantrim on April 09, 2015, 06:56:07 pm
 Ned.
 get it right. R36R. denotes radio.  36r is 36in restricted.  O0
 frank
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: Netleyned on April 09, 2015, 07:07:31 pm
Sorry Frank,
A senior moment  >>:-( >>:-(

I know the capital R in front of M class and 36 restricted
means radio and the little r means restricted.
Had radio in th head so jumped in without thinking  :embarrassed:

Ned
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: Netleyned on April 09, 2015, 07:19:06 pm
Just thinking Frank.
What was the waterline length of the 36r ?

Ned
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: MikeK on April 10, 2015, 09:01:57 am
Not sure if it is a racing class. My uncle built me a yacht looking very similar in shape and size when I was a kid. (Not going into when that was  ;) suffice it to say around early 50's ) It was a Bermuda rigged pond yacht and had Braine steering and as mentioned already, a deck stepped mast.

Mike
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: roycv on April 15, 2018, 09:11:29 am
Hi Big Ada did you progress with this yacht?  Never really found out how long the boat is.
Interested to know.
regards Roy
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: Big Ada on April 15, 2018, 05:34:23 pm
It got passed on to a Club member, and that's the last I saw it.

Len.
Title: Re: What Yacht is this?.
Post by: roycv on April 15, 2018, 06:18:42 pm
If it never got put back into sailing order and no one else wants to take it on, I would be interested.
regards Roy