Roseann Casey Sailboat February 04th, 2018 - 12:55:34
This fascinating hobby is enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. Model boat building is almost as old as recorded history, and examples dating back to Phoenician and Ancient Egyptian times may be found in museums. Although model sailboats were originally made for ceremonial or religious purposes, early examples have also been found that appear to have been made just for fun. For many years scale boat models were also used in boatyards instead of drawings, to explain what was required to craftsmen who did not know how to read drawings. Radio (RC) controlled model sailboat building has become a popular hobby throughout the world thanks to greater disposable income and increased leisure time. Modern technology has made it possible for anybody with funds and access to open water to own and operate a remote controlled sailboat that looks and behaves like the real thing.
There are so many different reasons, or excuses, a person could come up with to charter a sailboat. These sailboat charters can be "chartered" in two different ways. You can either pay for a full charter, in which you have a captain and a crew to serve your needs and desires. In this case, you can still maintain your navigator job and tell the crew where to go, or you can let them give you the tour on their own map. Or, you could go with the do-it-your-own way and charter the boat bareboat style, without the captain and crew. Youll need to know your way around the isles and how to maneuver the boat, but thats not too hard with a chartered sailboat. Finding an excuse to use a sailboat charter is not hard; the hard part is choosing where to go.
Although your RC Sailboat may be small enough to fit into your hand, or so large as to require a trailer to transport it, all radio control model sailboats are built in the same order as full size boats. The first stage is to form the hull, which must have space in it to accommodate the servo motors, batteries, and other gear. After float testing to determine the optimum position for the keel, you complete the hull by installing the controls that will allow you control the model sailboat remotely. Thereafter you fit the masts and spars, and install the sails and rigging.
If you choose to build your own sailboat you must first decide on the size you want. There are several practical considerations that you must keep in mind. These include the stretch of water where you will sail your boat, how you plan to transport it, and, if you are not so strong, how you will launch and recover it. There are several ways to go about building your own RC Sailboat. The simplest is to buy a kit at a hobby store, build it up, and finish it off with a different colour scheme or other detail. This is a good way to start because you gain useful experience. If this does not satisfy you then you ought to consider scratch building your own.