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Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« on: June 02, 2006, 07:07:15 PM »

Got this double sided plan along with plans for a trawler and as i've no desire to build a yacht they're free to the first person that gets in touch. Mail me a house address and they're yours.

I'm going into hospital on Tuesday for an operation on my ankle so i'll try and get it sent on Monday to who-ever wants it.

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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006, 06:35:29 PM »

That's the almost original 36R model made of Cornflakes boxes and gummed paper!!!!
I'd been looking out for plans.
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006, 07:39:43 PM »

That's the almost original 36R model made of Cornflakes boxes and gummed paper!!!!
I'd been looking out for plans.

And the news just gets better. I was told a few days ago, that the greatest modeller who ever lived, Vic Smeed, has just done a new small yacht plan for Model Boats. Should be appearing in the next few issues. I can't wait.
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2006, 05:30:18 PM »

yipes! he's still going strong?? I also built a small power boat of his. I think it was called Xqqme or something to sound like "excuse me". I've still got the ED diesel that powered it.
Aaah, Nostalgia ain't wot it used to be ;D
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2006, 12:03:35 PM »

Plans now winging they're way to Spain  ;D


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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2006, 02:07:01 PM »

Many thanks Davie.
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006, 08:46:25 PM »

No problem Martin just let me know if they get to you ok ( i'm just out of hospital after my ankle operation so won't be online much for a week or so ).

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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2006, 11:59:18 AM »

Many tks Davie. They arrived today. Obviously Spanish postal service donkeys are fed on good quality oats.
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 12:25:19 PM »

Blimey must have fed the donkeys on spinach mate lol I've had stuff sent to me by 1st class recorded delivery thats taken a week from Dundee to Fraserburgh ( about 100 miles apart !!! )

Hope you manage to build a good useable model out of the plans , if I ever end up with more yacht plans i'll put up a free to good home ad in here again !!

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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 05:26:55 PM »

Would anybody happen to know what the original keel fin length is? It looks as if the paper size might not have let the full depth be drawn. It's shown as about 12 cms from the bottom of the hull to the ballast bulb centre line.
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2006, 06:53:30 PM »

Hi Martin,

I think you will find that it is correct as drawn.
The 36" Restricted Class always had a short keel to comply with the rules.

It had to fit inside a box 36" x 12" x another measurement I cant remember.

The idea was that if you reduced the beam, then you could increase the keel depth, because the boat could be tipped on its side more. If you had a wide beem, then the boat had to fit vertically into the box etc etc etc.

Regards Bob
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2006, 08:58:35 PM »

Slightly out there BobF, the size of the box a 36" design had to fit into was 36" x 11" x 9"", though as you say, the model could be tipped slightly if the beam was less than 9". It's a long time since I sailed one, and the class must be pretty much defunct these days, but they could be quite tricky, as sail area was unrestricted and some people used to put massive rigs on them in light conditions. The only other rule I can remember was that there was a displacement limit of 12lbs. We'll have to stick with these Imperial measurements, as I don't recall the class rules ever being metricated.
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Re: Vic Smeed plans for a 36"restricted class yacht "Krispie"
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2006, 10:10:25 PM »

This is beginning to sound like two builds. It would be a shame not to use the plans to build as designed in the first place; wooden spars shallow draft and all. However 6 sq. inches of rudder, half of which is a fixed skeg, must be a throwback to the days of vane steering and a longer fin would allow the 7 lb bulb to be slimmed down a bit and then there are carbon spars and mast. Well, it'll keep me busy in the winter. The 16" x 60" mainsail looks more than enough for either set up, though.     
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