The CG 36500 is famous for the rescue of 32 men from the tanker S. S. Pendleton, which broke in half during a winter storm off Chatham Bar, the elbow of Cape Cod (also known as New England’s graveyard of ships). To this day, the saving of the Pendleton crew remains the single greatest small-boat rescue in the history of the United States Coast Guard. The crew received the Gold Life Saving Medal for hard work during this cold, dark rescue attempt. This kit features balsa planking over laser cut lite ply frames Detail parts include cast metal fittings, color flags and decals, and a sheet of laser cut birch ply detail pieces. The kit has excellent documentation with it’s full size plan, 43 page instruction manual and packet of 59 figure drawings.
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USCG 36500 36′ Motor Lifeboat Kit # 1258
Additional parts required for R/C:
#2371 Running Hardware Kit
#2025 6 Volt High Speed Electric Motor
#8314 Electronic Speed Control
#8302 7.2 Volt NiCad Battery
#8315 NiCad Battery Charger
#8812-1 Radio Control 2 Channel with servo
Please Note: some of the running hardware parts are called for early in the construction of the model.