W - Dolphin Mk II by Anthony Morling
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Description from Anthony Morling

The model is scratch built started from information from Janes around 1970, I have only the photocopies taken at the time. From that I contacted Grumman aerospace corp. (at Bethpage New York 11714) that was in May 1st 1979. They sent me plans showing the vessel in plan and elevation as a cargo type - in Janes it is described as "Dolphin Mk II 50 knot utility and crew boat for servicing off shore oil rigs" The plans from Grumman are labelled "Design M-164T conceptual design" I have reduced copies of plan number M164T-801-2 and M164T-801-3. The model is built and has run on the water and lifted onto its foils although it is difficult to control. The three foils lift as they should and small motors drop down for harbour running. I really wanted to find out if there had been any in service so that I could give the model an authentic finish.
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