Snipe 25

This is a 1:12 (1"=1') scale model of one of Selway Fisher’s classic motor launch designs based on the Hackers and Chris Craft of the 1930’s and 40’s. The original design was to house or package twin Super Snipe engines which a client had spare an elegant shaped hull built using modern ply/epoxy techniques.

The model emulates this with simple construction in Balsa sheet with Balsa frames slotted onto a fore and aft girder before chine and gunwale stringers are attached and the hull planked in thin Balsa sheet. Thin plywood could also be used and there is space for lightweight radio gear.

Go to the 24’6” Snipe Launch section of the Classic Motor Boat page of the Selway Fisher Design site for details of the full-size boat.

Model Plans

The model plans consist of two A1 sheets giving full-size shapes for the frames and fore and aft girder plus the general arrangement and fitting of model steering and motor/sterngear.

Model Particulars

Hull Length 24 1⁄2” 622mm
Hull Beam 6 1/8” 156mm
Approx. Draft (incl. rudder) 1 3⁄4” 45mm

Snipe 25 Plan Price

  • UK £18 + £2.00 p&p
  • European Union (EU) £18 + £3.00 p&p
  • US/Elsewhere £15 + £5 ($33 incl. airmail)

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UK/EU £20 (inc. VAT)

Model Boat Building Manual

Model Boat Building in Wood manual from Selway Fisher Design

UK: £21 Inc p&p
US: $40.00 Inc Airmail

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