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Vintage 36 inch yacht information required
« on: June 02, 2019, 08:57:42 PM »

Hi everyone


I was given this model yacht a little while back and itís been sitting in my Dadís shed since. I have no idea about yachts and their evolution of design especially of the vintage type.
See the pictures below but I would like to know if this is a 36R class and if anyone can tell roughly what era itís from. It had a lead keel which is screwed in to the wooden part of the keel. Hull measures 36 inches (hence why I think itís a 36R class) by 9 inches beam. Judging by the mast it has 2/3rds replaced, sail looks old but the steering tiller looks original but when compared to traditional versions it appears to 180 degrees out? There is no access into the hull and is all timber built with some rather old varnish on it   
Any ideas would be grateful received.


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Re: Vintage 36 inch yacht information required
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 01:34:18 PM »

Hi
That's a nice looking yacht ! ... You should be able to glean a lot of information from the Internet via people like the Vintage Model Yacht Group... http://www.vmyg.org.uk/index.htm and Nylets, who have made the sails for a couple of my restorations... http://www.nylet.co.uk/
There are a couple of pictures below of how these are rigged, which may help and give a shout if you need anything else...  ;D



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Re: Vintage 36 inch yacht information required
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 02:11:12 PM »

R in 36R means Radio.
I think your yacht precedes
the RC era Nick
Mike is on the right track with
his input.
Get it working and it will keep you
fit. Sail across the lake, run round and turn
It for a sail back, run round, catch it, ad infinitum
Fit as a butcher's dog after a few outings.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 03:04:04 PM »

R in 36R means Radio.

Actually the R in 36R stands for "restricted" not 'Radio'    :-) ... The class is an old free-sailing class, details of which are here... https://www.sfmyc.org/website/images/stories/yachts/36r_class_rating_rules.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 03:04:38 PM »

R in 36R means Radio.

The "R" stands for restricted  :-))

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Re: Vintage 36 inch yacht information required
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 03:23:39 PM »

Sorry for the wrong response


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Re: Vintage 36 inch yacht information required
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 07:06:57 PM »

Hi guys


Thanks for the replies- I had a feeling from my limited knowledge of yachts that it could be a 36R, the rest of the measurements seem to match this too. Iíll contact the vintage yacht group for further information as Iíd like to restore it for Wicksteed Parkís 100th anniversary in 1921 as it looks like itís got some age to it.
Iíll have a play and rebuild her properly as I want to retain the originality of the hull and if possible the remaining sail.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2019, 10:19:37 PM »

I might have the new steam boat finished for your 100 th Nick ..... O0 O0 O0 O0


And if you are having trouble with that little sailing thing, think how much fun you will have with the one you got from me  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:39:35 PM »


I might have the new steam boat finished for your 100 th Nick ..... O0 O0 O0 O0


And if you are having trouble with that little sailing thing, think how much fun you will have with the one you got from me  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

That one doesnít even have a keel, good thing Iíve got plenty of lead to make one!


Thanks to Stan for the chat this evening, after seeing some pictures on the VMY group website she certainly has similar features in her fittings and hull as the 36R built in 1941 by a chap in Preston. A potential sister maybe... :-))
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