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    hello Phil. Thank you for the links. I am, at my age, only really interested in sailing round a pond in a nice sedately manner. I'm not up for the Around The World Yacht Race. So using servos it is then!

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    Try as rudder only if not sure which winch to use - Its horses for courses, if you are happy to sail in light conditions just use a lever arm on a basic servo.

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    TM RC Boatyard has received a re-stock of DF65 and DF95 parts from Joysway. All inventory has been updated on the website:

    www.tmrcboatyard.com

    Great place to get supplies which J have for several of my projects.
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    Good article. Big issue nowadays is getting good balsa. Most available seems to be farmed balsa which does not have the quality.
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    ALL YOU NEVER THOUGHT U WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BALSA๐Ÿ˜‰
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    https://www.modelaviation.com/balsa
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    A member of our club made one with a balsa hull. It goes quite well though I think he had to increase his bulb weight to make it legal.

    We also have two Wee Nips with rounded hulls. One glass and the other timber. All else is regulation WeeNip dimensions. Very hard to beat. Attached are my only two photos of the rounded hull boat (red). Yellow is mine and one of the few instances I was in front of him.
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    Tryโ€ฆ

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    Ron that's interesting. I didn't know that there were different grades of balsa. I'll see what I can find. Thanks again.

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    Hi Ron

    A Scroll saw is on my list, was thinking about on for the current project but the cheapest around are about ยฃ130 ($155), you need to spend ยฃ200 ($240 to get a decent one. I'm looking for a used one as I think it would get a fair bit of use.
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    Greg

    If you have a good supply of balsa wood, look for the C grain it is stiffer. A grain has virtually clear, very light and flexible and generally softer. B grain will have more stiffness and some pattern to it., though it will snap if you try to bend it around a hull frame.

    I will and have used it but prefer Basswood.

    Adding to all this, you must cover the work with fibreglass cloth for added strength.
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