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    Bryan-the-pirate
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    One of the guys in our group has successfully made an old pond boat into rc by putting a small cabin on deck housing a receiver and battery with a rudder servo. Sails are still manual but with a mid setting she sails well in most conditions.

    Cloth sails can be improved without changing them by putting on a clear proofing.

    I use thompsons water seal which is totally clear and blocks the holes in the cloth so wind can't go through.

    Tent waterproofer has the same effect and you can get a spray can of it from most tent outlets. This gives a much improved catchment to the sail area.
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    Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
    Ron
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    Are these cloth sails alright to use?
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    Colin H
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    Well worth trying to rc it.
    You could use a drop keel type of removable keel.
    Keep us updated on your ideas and progress.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Ron
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    I could see that. Was thinking of a removable keel with bulb. Possibly adding a deeper rudder too.
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    Size? It looks as if the stern seat by the transom is an enclosed space? If so, a modern micro radio would fit - though you may need to use button cells or a phone LiPo.

    For tiller control, consider closed loop like this. The test rig displayed is about 5" long...

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    Ron
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    I built this for a friend’s 50th we called it β€œNifty Fifty”. He is selling his house and cleaning the shelves; I notice this model which he gave back to me. He said RC it if you can?
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