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Old 03-25-2016, 08:46 AM
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Default Sterling kit schooners Emma C Berry & America - help please

Hi I am new hear but looking for some help.

back in 1973 I completed the Emma C kit, poor balsa, internal balast and all. Home made mighty midge winches and home made radio gear. It was the first real yatch I ever made.

A couple of weeks ago I got a part built model of the same boat which I am now going to finish - this time putting on a bulb keel, replacing as much visible wood with something a bit better and taking molds from all the white metal fittings so I can cast them up in filled epoxy if I need them again etc.

I would really like to make another one of these but have no hull templates etc. as the hull was made up. If I can get anything on the sister ship of the " B" the America I would really like to make one of these as well.

at the time I just could not afford another one - I was a very poor student. I used to make up models and sell them to eat.

i made quite a lot of Stearlings aircraft up at about that time and although the wood and die cutting was terrible I suppose they all looked good and I have a lot of happy memories from the endeavour.

Can anybody help? I would like to make up an Emma B from scratch after the one I am finishing and I would really like to make up the America.

I remember coveting the kit in the window of "Hobbies" a model shop in Sheffield after selling the Emma B I had just made to buy a Christmas present for my Fiancé.

Can anyone help? It would be appreciated - really good site this
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Anytime you are using copied plans from a kit manufacturer, out of business or not, you can run into copyright violations. However, here is a "free" set of plans for a 30" America http://john-tom.com/SailBoatPlans/SailBoatPlans.html

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have "free" in quotes because that's what the website says, I am not guaranteeing it.
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Anytime you are using copied plans from a kit manufacturer, out of business or not, you can run into copyright violations. However, here is a "free" set of plans for a 30" America http://john-tom.com/SailBoatPlans/SailBoatPlans.html

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have "free" in quotes because that's what the website says, I am not guaranteeing it.
The link gives me a "404 not found error"
Going to john-tom.com shows a lot of potentially useful stuff, but no plan for "America". Perhaps the site is being rearranged?
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I see that. It was working 2 days ago. I can still get to the plans from going to the main site and just looking around it. Don't know why the link doesn't work.

Anyway, go down the main page to Radio Control Ship and Boat Plans - Free Download and click on that. Then go down that page to Ship Videos Here - Free Sailing Ship Plans and click on the Free Sailing Ship Plans.Then go down that page to the America Yacht and download the pdf file.
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Thanks for the extra directions - I eventually wound up at Click image for larger version

Name:	AmericaSail%20Yacht.pdf
Views:	5
Size:	1.77 MB
ID:	2230013 - I don't know if that link will work direct, will try later.

Well, the address resolved as a thumbnail, but does give a download of the .pdf.

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