Lacey Prince Sailboat February 02nd, 2018 - 10:37:41
If you want to experience the freedom of sailing and moving gracefully through the water with nothing but wind power, than buying a used sailboat is your ticket to getting there. With so many sailors on the water - and owners growing out of smaller boats or down-sizing from bigger boats - there is currently a booming used sailboat market. The sailboat of your dreams may be on sale right now, just waiting for you to find her! Buying a used sailboat can be a safe, high value bet if you know what to look for. Search for sailboats that were kept for many years by the same owner. This means that even if the boat was not meticulously maintained - though many are - you still have access to the history of the sailboat and what kind of conditions it was exposed to.
Next, perform a search for a particular sailboat - or just browse the listings - at one of the many websites selling used and new sailboats. This is a great way to gauge the market and see what prices sailboats are going for. You can also find detailed information about the seller, the condition of the sailboat, and where it is located. More and more people are turning to the internet as a way to sell their sailboat and reach more buyers. Use this to your advantage and search for your ideal sailboat today. You will have to do considerable research to get it right, but buying sailboats online has never been easier.
You will need to be good with your hands and have a small workshop with the necessary tools. Its best to buy the tools as you go along to avoid unnecessary expenditure. You may decide to buy a prefabricated hull and sails, or alternatively you may opt to make everything yourself. Whatever you decide, your starting point is a scale drawing with enough detail to get you started. If you are really ambitious you could even create your own design. Beware of scaling down the plans of a full size boat unless you are an expert mathematician because the relationship is not direct.
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.