Here we are, a year later and we went again to the York model boat regatta at Laytham Camping and Caravan Park. It was time to give my first boat its maiden voyage. You may have seen the boat in my harbour, the Freeman 22 Norfolk broads’ cruiser which now belongs to my grandson. I managed to finish it for his 6th birthday hence the name (Tyler JWT 6). It sailed very well and achieved a realistic speed, turned well and reversed-turned very quickly.
I am going to make some adjustments to its weight distribution because although built to specification I felt it sailed too low in the water and slightly bow heavy. So the solution is to remove one of the 6 cell NiMh batteries
which is only there to balance the weight, the powering single battery
will now be located in a central position slightly towards the stern.
I’m now looking to join this club which has been really welcoming in a fantastic location.
PS hopefully video to follow