Everyone by now knows my interests are in the russian boats.Lately,I have been thinking about that project#1710 Begula,and realized I have not seen a topic on her.
Apparently,it was a one-off boat for experimental purposes.
When looking through the new link posted this week,I found it again.This time the boat is shown in drawings with a conventional propellor,and a counter-rotating setup,like the Albacore.There seem to be only three or four pictures out there,and a short(10-15 second)video of it.That is about it.In a previous Report issue,there was an article about making one from a skipjack hull.That came out really nice.
I find it hard to belive they built one boat just to test a rumored polymer idea on the hull.
There was also a website somewhere I came across that had a download on it,but you had to pay to do so.
Does anybody have that download already and would be willing to copy it and send it to me?
What information is out there in the ranks amongst us?
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