4 – Hatch COASTER
About the model
A model which depicts a typical coaster of the era.
4 hatch version – The hatch is made up of four separate sections which are hinged in pairs.
The hatches fold vertical to allow the digger full access to the hold.
Prototype history (click)
Built in 1968-1973 in the German Democratic Republic for service in the North Sea and Baltic seaports.
A feature of the prototypes is teh bulbous bow which reduces hydrodynamic drag resulting in considerable fuel savings.
Over 30 vessels were originally built for Lars Rej Johansen of Oslo.
Model specifications (click)
Length: 1005 mm
Beam: 204 mm
Displacement: approx 10 kg
Single screw suitable for electric propulsion
What's in the kit (click)
- GRP hull
- Printed plastic parts
- Etched brass and metal fittings, mechanical digger, prop and shaft
- General arrangement drawings and instructions