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Jun 02, 2008, 11:41 PM
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ridley

Hi People,

Where would I begin to find some details, drawings etc that would enable me to scratch build U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ridley?

I was seaching on the USCG "safe" boats when I spotted the Ridley, bigger and better....

Help, comments, abuse all weclome.....


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Jun 03, 2008, 12:11 AM
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Ex-Coastie here. I'm not familiar with the Ridley, but 2 minutes of digging tells me she was a WPB. Was she an 87 footer that looked like this?

If so, these plans might work:


The home page, for ordering and such is:

Oh god, I'm no longer a lurker.
Jun 03, 2008, 12:22 AM
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Floating Drydock also lists some WPB plans in their
G and GQ series.


although for hull lines they only list a WPG class...
Jun 03, 2008, 05:52 AM
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Thank you both for that....

how about this one? any ideas?
Jun 03, 2008, 09:59 AM
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The RIDLEY is one of the new Marine Protector class of WPB's - built to replace the older POINT class 82' WPB. To obtain plans of a Coast Guard cutter that is still in commission, send a written FOIA request to:
U.S. Coast Guard
Engineering Logistics Center
Technical Information Management Branch (Code 05T), Mail Stop 25
2401 Hawkins Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21226

Coast Guard Models has plans and fiberglas hulls available fro the 87' WPB, Loayalhanna Dockyard has them for sale.

Safeboats is a trademarked/copywrited name of a specific boat; and is becoming a generic name for the class. Think of Crescent wrench, Skilsaw, or Kleenex. Safeboat actually makes the RB-S (Response Boat, Small) for the USCG The RB-M is a larger boat to replace the 41' UTB.
Jun 03, 2008, 10:30 AM
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HQ will still provide plans for in-service boats? I did that many-many years ago but thought since 9-11 they probably stopped doing that.
(sorry to be off topic...)
Jun 03, 2008, 10:34 AM
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Thank you Coastguard Bob, I was almost certain that I would get some good input from you.
They are handsome craft; it is a pity that circumstances dictate their requirement.
I shall continue to admire and hopefully build a model of same.



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Jun 03, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by PatricMichigan
HQ will still provide plans for in-service boats? I did that many-many years ago but thought since 9-11 they probably stopped doing that.
(sorry to be off topic...)
I pulled the plans link off the USCG site today just for this thread. The plans for in-service boats were paid for (an owned) by the US taxpayers. I haven't tried to get plans from the USCG for several years, as I already have a pretty good plans library. You may not be able to get the plans for the National Security Cutters yet, as they are still being built; USCGC BERTHOLF is almost ready for commissioning.

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