Juyilanga - 28-footer Uniflite "Salty Dog"
Inspired by now defunct American manufacturer Uniflite, this boat is based upon 1970s-early 80s 28-footer model "Salty Dog" and is built on approximately 1:16 scale following the lines of their 1980s version. Fiberglass deep-vee hull made in the U.S.A. Superstructure made with 2mm ABS plastic sheets. Equipped with 9V light system. Runs with a 35mm three-bladed propeller, 9.6V NiMH battery and a 500-series brushed motor. Hull measures 24.5 X 9 inches. Completion time: nearly 5 months.
As for the real-life boat, Uniflite went bankrupt and disappeared during the 1980s financial crisis, just as many other US boat builders of the time. Uniflite designed and produced the famed River Patrol Boat utilized in Vietnam (Apocalypse Now anyone?) utilizing and adapting an already existing Uniflite recreational boat hull. The Salty Dog was a popular sight among sport fishermen folks on the West Coast.