1/4 scale model

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Howlandwoodworks, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Earl Boebert
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    Earl Boebert Senior Member

    Yes. It's like the "stand off scale" idea in model airplanes. From twenty feet away your model looks like a P-38. Up close a P-38 expert can find a hundred things wrong with it: bigger elevator, wings forward, whatever you did to make it fly well.

    The average scale sailboat builder just wants to make a model that looks right and sails well. That's what John Black did with Yankee Jr. If you want to use the model to learn something about a proposed full-size boat, you're in a different problem domain.



  2. Howlandwoodworks
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    Howlandwoodworks John Howland

    I checked the center of buoyancy CB yesterday in a tank of water. It was on the water line.
    I though about putting a Dragon type keel on but if I build and can't sell it I will be sailing on inland lakes. The keels overall depth is a little deeper than an outboard motor. And finding boat ramps that will accommodate a deep keel are hard to find around here.
    I am going to fasten the keel and put some kind of transparent finish on the hull after grind off a bone headed idea I had. I add on to the keel making it proud from the hull, a division in between starboard and port, like a power boat. Well it's only a 1/4 scale mistake.
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