PUDDLE PIRATE R/C BOAT YARD
RG65 Mini Tux II
This is a wonderful easy to build, flat bottom, multi-chined sailboat.
It was originally designed and built by Jens Spamer of Luebeck, Germany.
The Mini Tux II is a hybrid of the Palo de Agua and Jif Rg-65's.
The Mini Tux I plans call for using 2mm (3/32") balsa sheet. I am substituted 1/8", feeling that 2mm would be a bit weak. After coating my hull with 2 oz. fiberglass cloth a epoxy, it's feels like it's bullet proof!! If you decide to build a RG65, go ahead and use 2mm coated with epoxy. It will be more than strong enough as well as lightweight.
Had a change in plans, decided to make a mold of this hull and make some in fiberglass. Nov 2008 a mold was made. Due to a move I was not able to build any in fiberglass. I did sell the mold to another builder in hopes he could produce some.
Now 2012, not sure if he actually did produce any.
Mini Tux II Construction Patterns
If you would like to build this sailboat of balsa wood, you can download the patterns from these links:
FRAME PATTERNS pdf.
BOTTOM, SIDE PATTERNS #1 pdf.
BOTTOM, SIDE PATTERNS #2 pdf.
BOTTOM, SIDE PATTERNS #3 pdf.
My Build Log of the Mini Tux II can be viewed at:
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