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British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:59:37 PM »

Hi anyone on here got a set of plans for the British Power Boat Companies 41.5 Rescue launch,as I would live to build a model of a boat that Grandfather used to look after.Shw was based in the Harbour at Pwllheli Norht Wales.I have found a few pics on the net but plans would be uselful


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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 10:23:09 AM »

As a backup, would RAF Museum at Hendon have something on 441 http://www.airsearescue441.com/?page_id=8

They appear to have/have had the real thing.
Their archive header shows a plan of one or the boats so you may strike lucky :-))
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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 10:46:49 AM »

Hi Stav


Do you have the RAF number of the launch? It would be either a three or four digit number on the bow usually something like 358 or 1664. This could help find the exact type of plans you're after due to different types of 41.5ft boats used by the RAF- there are actually a lot of sub variants of the Seaplane Tender with subtle differences. If you do, I can possibly trace the history of that particular boat if its in my directory collection of the RAF Marine Craft.


I have found that John Pritchard drew up some plans of the 41.5ft and published in Model Boats magazine in the 1980s:


41.5ft Seaplane Tender Mk 1/1A           Profile and G.A.              Plan No: MM139


I thought I had a copy of these plans but I was shocked that I haven't! Very unusual for me for not having the 41.5ft plans as I have the 37.5ft Seaplane Tender plans- must sort out my plans in an orderly system from now on! :embarrassed:
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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 11:55:48 AM »

Hi Nick


Pm sent


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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 02:54:47 PM »

I feel right a Plonker now ha ha....sitting in my shed this mng as you do having a coffe I looked round and saw a Raf launch i had built from a free plan in MMI July 2015 of the RAF Rescue Launch 2579 drawn by Barrie Griffin and the Hulls are so so similar and can be easily modified to suit...Ok the superstructure will have to be built to suit but hey ho I can make a start and is a decent size at 30 odd inches lonng




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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 10:29:34 AM »




Hi Dave


First batch of pictures from Directory Vol 3. :-))




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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 11:03:42 AM »

Second batch




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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 02:02:04 PM »

Brill thanks a lot Nick owe you one




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Re: British Powerboat Company 41.5 feet rescue launch
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 02:37:40 PM »

Seaplane Tender 441  41.1/2ft long MM plan 1391 Design  byJohn Pritchard


I am about to make one from these plans. Just ordered the timber.


It will be a challenge for me.!


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