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Help identifying yacht
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:23:46 pm »

Iíve been left a large model yacht by my late uncle. My hobby has always been building and flying model aircraft but given the provenance of the model I would like to get it sailing again. The build standard isnít great but nothing I canít sort.

The yacht is 48Ē long and the mast is something over 6ft tall (196cm) and measures as 5/8Ē round aluminium tube . Beam is 27cm. The hull is fibre-glass with ply bulkheads and deck. It would definitely have been built from a kit.

The radio gear has been removed. I have lots of receivers and servos but donít have a winch. The rigging is mostly missing and although I understand rigging on full size yachts sorting a model like this is beyond me without any plans/guidance.

Any help identifying the model and pointers for how to rig it would be greatly appreciated.

I've also posted this message on the MYA site and pictures are attached there.

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Re: Help identifying yacht
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 11:09:50 am »

Can you increase the size of your Font in future please.

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Re: Help identifying yacht
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 10:50:51 pm »

Looks a bit like a 70's Marblehead.  My Dad used to have one that looked very similar to that.  I believe the design was called Moonraker.


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Re: Help identifying yacht
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 08:35:22 am »

Check the length overall.
Should be 51" if it's Marblehead.
Certainly looks like one

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