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Old Oct 20, 2014, 06:59 PM
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Tahiti ketch

Here is a 1" to 1' scale model of a Tahiti Ketch. Hull is 30". I made a plug and then a mold and then made a fiberglass hull. It is a static model. No motor. Boat was designed for amateur building in the late 30s I believe. I read quite a few of these circumnavigated.Name: DSCN0931.JPG
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Old Oct 20, 2014, 08:43 PM
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Very nice :-)
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Old Oct 20, 2014, 10:49 PM
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They were based on yachtified life-boats. I always dreamed of having one when I was a young reefer.

My understanding is they'll sail through anything, but they're slow.

A very nice model - have you consider doing another in RC?
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 06:43 AM
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These heavy blue water designs may be particularly good in scale. In scale, we are always facing heavy winds and seas
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