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SELWAY FISHER MODEL BOATS
(formerly makeamodelboat.com)

OUR MODEL SAILING YACHT PLANS

 

We have 3 model yacht plans based on the most popular of the Selway Fisher Design sailing yachts

4m Mini Yacht MorningTide 14' Pocket Cruiser 20' Skipjack

 

4m MINI MODEL SAILING YACHT

 This is a simple semi-scale Balsa model based on the Selway Fisher 4m Mini Yacht which can be seen on the Selway Fisher Design site.

 Simple sheet Balsa wood is used and all the necessary shapes are given on the drawing full-size. The Balsa centre girder is made up and the bulkheads slotted and glued in place followed by the chine stringers before the sheet balsa plank is glued to the framework.

 A quick and simple model with startling performance. The first boat used a low cost Futuba Attack 2 ER two channel radio control unit which was easily fitted and set up. The standard Futuba servos were used, one for the rudder and the other, with a simple extended arm, to control the sails - there is no need for a special sail winch.

Photos of the 4m Mini Model Yacht

 Model Plans
 The model plans consist of one A1 sheet giving full-size shapes for the Balsa construction plus twelve A4 sheets giving a photo sequence and instructions for the model's construction and fit-out.
 
 Model Particulars  
Hull Length 15 3/4" 450mm
Hull Beam 8 3/16" 208mm
Approx. Hull Draft 9" 230mm
Approx. Weight 2.95 lbs 1.34 kg
 

 Order the 4m Mini Model Yacht Plans

Use the upper Buy Plan Button if you want printed plans (postage will be added - see postage costs at bottom of page).

Use the lower Buy Plan Now Button if you want the PDF plan emailed to you (no postage added).

4m MINI MODEL YACHT PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 12          

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 12          

(Approx. 13 Euros/$16 USD)

 


MORNING TIDE 14' MODEL SAILING YACHT

 This is a 1:10 scale model of one of Selway Fisher's most popular designs - originally designed for Paul Fisher himself, she has been built all over the world in both plywood and Cedar strip plank.

 She represents a true 'little ship' packing, as she does, an enormous amount into her 14 foot length. It is not until you see one full-size or build the model, that you realize just how much space she has. The model is for Balsa wood sheet construction but she could be made using ply.

 The 2 sheets of plans are for a static model but notes and guidance are given to ballast her and set the rigging up for a radio controlled working model using the same control systems used on the 4m Mini Yacht.

 Go to the Tideway 14 page in Selway Fisher Design site for details of the full-size boat. For those wanting to build the model as a starting point for building the full-size boat, you can purchase the model plans and study plans for the full-size boat, at a discounted price - go to the above link above to find out more.

Photos of the 14' Morning Tide Model Yacht

 

 

Photos of the full-size 14' Morning Tide Yacht  

 Model Plans
 The model plans consist of two A1 sheets giving full-size shapes for the frames and fore and aft girder etc plus sail plan and notes on the fitting out of the 4m Mini Yacht to help fit her out as a working model.
 
 Model Particulars  
Hull Length 17 3/8" 442mm
Hull Beam 7 7/16" 189mm
Approx. Hull Draft (static model) 2 3/4" 70mm
Approx. Hull Draft (working model) 5 1/4" 133mm
Approx. Weight 2.95 lbs 1.34 kg
 

 Order the 14' Morning Tide Model Yacht Plans

Use the upper Buy Plan Button if you want printed plans (postage will be added - see postage costs at bottom of page).

Use the lower Buy Plan Now Button if you want the PDF plan emailed to you (no postage added).

14' MORNING TIDE MODEL YACHT PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

(Approx. 22 Euros/$26 USD)

 


20' SKIPJACK MODEL SAILING YACHT

 The 20' Skipjack is one of Selway Fisher's latest designs and is based on the small single chine 'V' bottomed fishing boats that developed around Martha's Vineyard and the Gulf of Mexico in the 1880's.

 For her length, she has an enormous volume making her ideal as a pocket cruiser.

 Go to the Skipjack page in Selway Fisher Design site for details of the full-size boat.

 The 2 sheets of plans are for a 1:12 scale static model but notes and guidance are given to ballast her and set the rigging up for a radio controlled working model using the same control systems used on the 4m Mini Yacht.

 The plans show sheet Balsa wood construction but she could be made using any sheet material.

Photos of the 20' Skipjack Model Yacht

 Model Plans
 The model plans consist of two A1 sheets giving full-size shapes for the frames and fore and aft girder etc plus sail plan and notes on the fitting out of the 4m Mini Yacht to help fit the Skipjack out as a working model.
 
 Model Particulars  
Hull Length 21" 532mm
Hull Beam 8 7/8" 226mm
Approx. Hull Draft (static model) 1 7/16" 43mm
Approx. Hull Draft (working model) 4 1/2" 108mm
Approx. Weight 4.32 lbs 1.96 kg
 

 Order the 20' Skipjack Model Yacht Plans

Use the upper Buy Plan Button if you want printed plans (postage will be added - see postage costs at bottom of page).

Use the lower Buy Plan Now Button if you want the PDF plan emailed to you (no postage added).

20' SKIPJACK MODEL YACHT PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

(Approx. 22 Euros/$26 USD)

 


 

Ordering Model Boat Plans

 We are now offering our plans either as printed plans sent by post or as PDF files which are emailed to you.

 The printed plan price excludes postal charges, which will be added to the plan price when the charge is made to your debit/credit card.

 For those wanting the plans printed and posted to them the postal charges are:

 UK - 2: EU - 4; USA - 10; Elswhere - 7.