Jennie Phillips Sailboat February 05th, 2018 - 12:47:29
When commissioning any radio control sailboat it is always a good idea to first work out a recovery plan in case the remote control or servers fail. Begin by testing your model in a small pond that allows you to reach any point in the water or on shore. Expand your scope progressively as you gain confidence, but never, never risk your pride and joy in a large lake or open stretch of ocean. There are several ways to acquire the model RC Sailboat of your dreams. These include off-the-peg, modified, scratch built, and totally original versions. The final choice depends on you: your experience, your technical competence, and, of course, how much time you have available to spend on this fascinating hobby. Whichever option you choose, the time spent will prove to have been worthwhile. When you are finished, you can sail away to your hearts content, the envy of all who come to admire your radio control model sailboat.
There are a many RC Sailboat clubs all around the world that help enthusiasts make contact with people who have similar interests. These clubs are also able to offer advice on the best model to buy, or how to build your own. All sailboats are driven by the wind that is caught in their sails. These need to be frequently trimmed, in conjunction with the rudder, so as to trap as much wind as possible and gain maximum speed. On model sailboats this is achieved through servo motors that are controlled via a hand held radio transmitter. Experienced enthusiasts who have already owned several commercial sailboats bought at hobby stores often decide to build their own. This may be because they want to experiment with new ideas. More usually their decision is driven by a need to own something different.
The key is to differentiate between a correctly priced sailboat and one that is being sold above its value. If you are not an expert on sailboats and their equipment, solicit the advice of a professional. The last thing you want is to be sold a lemon - that is, a sailboat with hidden issues or damage. Another way to buy a sailboat at greater value is to negotiate. Most sailboats are listed at prices that are not firm, and are subject to being lowered. Take initiative and look to barter for a lower price. Again, this is where professional advice can help you get the best bang for your buck. As you determine your own needs and wants, a guide to buying a sailboat can help you navigate the market and get you closer to being a proud sailboat owner.
The sailboat cruiser is interested in having fun, being safe, and enjoying the fellowship with other boaters... in a stationary situation. It is very hard to have cocktails or enjoy conversation while the boat is moving... as it is when you are sailboat racing. Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing is as different as day and night. I would not normally compare circumnavigation to sailboat cruising... but rather use it to illustrate a point. I had a conversation with Bill Pinckney a few months after he had become the first African-American to circumnavigate the globe alone. I asked him what was the secret to successful circumnavigation. His answer was very simplistic..." You have to stay healthy and you have to stay on board"...very similar to how to enjoy sailboat cruising. Tacking is a maneuver performed many times in the course of a sailboat race... I asked Pinckney how many times he tacked going around the world... he thought about it for a minute and replied..."Once, I think". Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... very different, one is a lifestyle... the other is a competitive sport.