SEMO Daycruiser Kit
Many swedish visitors will recognise this modelboat-kit right off, maybe with a smile in the face! This boat have been built by thousands in Sweden. Also I did. But the former owner/seller Truedsson in Malmö who made this kit, has been gone for many years. I did take contact with Göte Niklasson who has copyright on most old SEMO plans, if it was Ok to use it on LA SKALA´s Homepage as a building project for new beginner members. He agreed and I also have talked to SE Norrman who made the plan back in the 60´s. The rights are checked.
My idea was to increase the size to 200% (the original model was only about 43 cm in length) and make it as simple as possible. Probably also install outboard engines, to avoid problems with leeks around the props-axle. Quick and simple, but still with real frames and ´some´ self-building. A kind of semi-kit, instead of semo-kit... At first I was planning to use the plan right off, but I after I created my templates not much more than the stern-frame design are left from the original plan. The rest is more like look-alike.. I founded several things which could be even simpler plus that I wanted it to more look like a Glastron or Changeller boat from ´77. Also when I doubled the size, several things got different, fex I needed more frames to hold the skin straight.
If you decide to use these, experiment first with different printouts.
SEMO DayCruiser Kit, Logbook step by step
Nov 15, 2012 : Many swedish visitors will recognise this modelboat-kit right off, maybe with a smile in the face! This boat have been built by thousands in Sweden. Also I did. step by step description on how it was done.