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    Hello every one I thought I would give this a try looking for plans to build a vintage hydro, of the era I posted in the picture. Iooks like perhaps 1950's early 1960's or does anyone know of any plans that exist I could utilize to make look like this one. Or does anyone know who desing and built this hydro or have any plans close that is willing to sell a copy of Any help appreciated
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    Re: WTB vintage kneeler hydro

    You could build a Scat Cat from Science and Mechanics, April 1953. http://www.svensons.com/boat/?p=HydroPlanes/ScatCat

    If you would like higher resolution scans that can be blown up for better visibility, PM me with your email and I'll send them...

    Last edited by ScatCat; 01-26-2019, 03:49 PM.

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      Re: WTB vintage kneeler hydro

      Hello every one I thought I would give this a try looking for plans to build a vintage hydro, of the era I posted in the picture. Iooks like perhaps 1950's early 1960's or does anyone know of any plans that exist I could utilize to make look like this one. Or does anyone know who desing and built this hydro or have any plans close that is willing to sell a copy of Any help appreciated
      Your boat looks ‘similar’ to a swift Hydro but the cowl is not the same. Hal Kelly had plans available and are still available.

      A Hal Kelly “Buzzard” would be a good choice.

      Good luck.
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      Dean F. Hobart

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      • Heat1Racing
        Heat1Racing commented
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        Are there any plans available for early Karelsen, Sid, or Marchetti round nose, fabric deck hydros? Would like to find someone to build these for me.

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      Re: WTB vintage kneeler hydro

      To build your own, Hal Kelly Plans:

      http://boatsport.org/kelly.html

      http://boatsport.org/

      You could also find a vintage hydro for sale the era, ready to go or restore, some possibilities here, deal on prices some are crazy

      https://www.shoppok.com/hydroplane--sp

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        Re: WTB vintage kneeler hydro

        Hello everyone thank you for the information appreciated and the link you posted ZUL8TR .I am really keen on building one as I enjoy building, even though seams to be quite a challenge to find info on most of these boats .I will try to post another pic of another vintage I was after .Kay Harrison, powered hydro perhapes someone has one or something close to willing to measure off of and more pic's of or an old Anzani powered hydro would be really cool as well?

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        • #6

          Re: WTB vintage kneeler hydro

          Looks like a vintage NEAL or copy thereof. Check the antique race boat museums and you might get lucky.

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            Re: WTB vintage kneeler hydro

            Hello Heat1Racing,

            I don’t think there are any plans for Karelsen, Sid Craft or Marchetti Hydros. The only way would be to have someone measure one and give you those measurements.

            But as I mentioned before Hal Kelly plans are still available.

            Best Regards,

            Dean Hobart...........
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            Dean F. Hobart

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              Re: WTB vintage kneeler hydro

              My first boat ever, which I first raced too, was the Scat Cat. It was a real good building experience one time, but I have never had the urge to repeat.
              The Scat Cat was a good boat, I briefly ran it BSH in the late 60's. Those plans are there in that first reply to download and print out. If you take them on a stick to a office shop they can print them 17x22 or even 22x34.



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              • Mike 41P
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                After Scat Cat it was Marchette, Hedlund, GP, Beazoat and now Runne
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