Singapore Pilot Boat

Singapore Pilot Boat

Ref: DM38

This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:


Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Glassfibre hull.
Plywood deck.
The complete superstructure, Carley float and battery box are lightweight Vac-formed plastic mouldings, which reduce weight and speed up building time.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.


Scale: 1:24
Model Length: 692mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 1
Recommended motors: Deans Kestrel
Recommended battery: One 6v 2ah Nicad pack


History

Based on a proposed design to be constructed by Vosper's for the Singapore Pilot service. The high forward wheelhouse is a notable design feature giving all round visibility in the congested waters in which it was intended to operate. The vessel was equipped with twin Perkins diesels they are capable of speed of up to 22 knots.