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>> Home > Tags > sailboat

Pretend deck planking by steve-d Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
My sailboat will have a birch ply deck which I would like to mark making it look like it is planked. What is the best method? Thanks

Miss Maryland by Cozwhy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Huson 24 RC sailboat wooden hull. I have a small fleet of these. They are extremely stable in high wind. Bought this one online in pretty good condition. Did a lot of smoothing on the epoxy coated hull. I use West Systems epoxy because it flows so well - like paint - and doesn’t stink. Finished the MD flag on the sails. Rigged with high torque sail servo.

Restore An American Nirvana Yacht by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I have by luck, not judgement acquired a second hand 'Nirvana' Yacht, it is a sloop rigged craft that was only sold in America and retailed between $250 and $350 according to the revision version and the year brought. This was a bit of a surprise to me as I only paid £10 for it. The Nirvana RC Sailboat was first produced by Megatech in 2002. and is 32in long and the hull& deck are ABS plastic. The quality of the boat is unmatched in the price range, with such features as a lead keel ballast, superior polyester sails that won't mildew, stretch or tear, and fittings that make the boat a dream to sail. The mast and booms are made of carbon reinforced composite that is light and very strong. The Boat hull is in sound condition just a few scratches, there is a hairline crack in the mast area, no radio gear at all. and sails are usable but really need replacing.

Miss Maryland by Cozwhy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 24" Miss Maryland - Comments: Huson 24 Sailboat wooden hull. in progress refurbish

Catharine by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Wianno Senior is the style of sailboat. The main sail is being installed in these photos. Looking forward to water testing soon.

Emma C. Berry Sailboat by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I took my Emma out for a second "real" water voyage, tethered of course. Overall I am pleased with my progress. I need a more powerful servo to manage the sails and my rudder mechanism needs to be reworked so that it doesn't bind-up short when tacking starboard.

1914 Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
So you say, “What is new?” Doyle Sailmakers sent me sail material to make the main and jib. They also sent me sail dimensions and the main sail pattern. Sam Lawrence of Bass River, Massachusetts, owns an older Wianno Senior. He has provided photos and building advice, plus and invitation to come down from Canada and go sailing on his boat to witness how these sailboats perform on the water. All the RC elements are now installed and working.

Marblehead all set to go by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
The owners of this sailboat are putting it in the water today after nearly a year in the repair shop. Should go like a graceful greyhound. I will post more photos as they come to me.

Marblehead Sailboat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
All done and ready to sail. I took it to an outdoor swimming pool at a neighbours and did a Sytems check; Stability; All was fine and I suspect this is going Go like a greyhound on the lake! Put in a new sail winch robbe #8336; rudder servo is HiTec HS-322HD

drum sail winch questions... by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
I'm dealing with a similar situation. What I cannot see or figure out in any of these setups is how sheeting out the line(s) is handled. In my "real" sailboat, I'm in a constant tug-of-war with the wind trying to pull the sail and line out. When I sail my RC, the wind does not always have the force necessarily pull the line out leaving the line bunched up in and around the winch below deck.

10 Rater by don6398 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Brian Over hear in the US we have the american model association has all specs on all model sailboats . I have a 10 rater which is 60 inches long 18 inches wide. The keel on my looks same as yours. My boat is scratch built. Make the rudder out of Fiberglass it worked for me😊.

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi, in last wekend I participated in the open championship Footy in South Moravia, near Znojmo .. in Vyrovice , Vyrovice dam. The technique betrayed me, footy ruder servo burned during race. Then I participated in open regata with my barge Capricorn. It was my first race. my model also had the first opportunity to sail on "big water". It turned out that I need to adjust the sails to add and manage a large jib servo. Technique was against me once more..maybe battery collapsed after first round in second race. At home I found..battery Ok , but something collapsed .. Weather nice and hot, but the wind was very weak, so the models of the racing sailboats were the first .. My photos..> I placed on board Capricorn deck cam, but after about 20 minutes the battery was discharged, i did not expected it... and I didn't expect the battery discharge will be so quick... Deck cam > greetings Tom

soling sailboats by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 5 months ago
finally some nice weather for a sail boat race at Hamilton sod farm pond . May 20 2018 my soling is the last in line & has a watermelon deck or maybe it's salmon

Enjoying seeing Real Sailboats by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
We were enjoying watching the sailing on Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington, last night.

Wianno Senior scratch build is progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
I will be installing the servos, rudder post, and receiver before adding the deck. Project has been helped by William Lawrence a member of the Wianno Senior Association with many photos and video links. Plus his own experiences being an owner of one of these fine sailboats. That is him in the blue&white hulled boat seen in the photos.