Kit Manufacturer... Metcalfe Mouldings The model took 11 weeks almost all day every day
she is powered by 2 Graupner Speed 500E motors drive 40mm 3 bladed props running inboard rotation
through 2 Viper 20 amp speed controllers with independant controll of each motor.
Original real lifeboat
Type... Oakley Class Designer...Richard Oakley
Length 37.9 Feet Beam 12.15 Feet Hull... Double diagonal mahogany on oak frames modified with twin teak hull plating for beach launching.
Superstructure... Aluminium Decks... Marine Ply Engines... 2x Ford Mermaids 80 hp each Propellers...2x23 inch 3 bladed
Gearboxes...2xPRM Type Gearboxes Crew... Normally 6 persons 7 on a search Original Station... Dundeness in Kent 1976 to 1996
Location Now... Graymouth in New Zealand still used as a lifeboat
It is called a Humber Keel of around the 1920s the model was built in 1979 powered by sail with an auxillary 500 motor
there is control of the sails by radio The original size of the real one is 60.3feet by 15.3 feet beam more Details HERE