When I was a youngster, my dad built me a little
wood runabout called a "Yellow Jacket". He got the plans from a Popular Mechanics magazine.
Below is a picture of a Yellow Jacket from that magazine
article. I can't find any pictures of my own Yellow Jacket, so I was thrilled to find this article again!
When I started out in the 'J' class I used an old "Martin" motor. Just like the one
in the picture above. In the following years I played around with some small "Champion" motors too. But I never won any
'J' races 'till I started running a Merc KE-4.
After I outgrew the 'J' class, all those old motors were converted back to original
condition and sold to fishermen.
If you are looking for old boat plans. Here is where I found my long lost Yellow Jacket
plans. There are many other old plans at this site also. Click the link below to check it out.
Tohatsu for Competition
Click here to download Bass/Tohatsu information file.