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Cassie Decker Sailboat February 14th, 2018 - 14:45:37
Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... let us examine the difference between the two.· Sailboat cruising boat versus a sailboat racing boat...The boats themselves A sailboat cruising boat has creature comforts... it is an effect a floating RV... you can cook, sleep, entertain and enjoy the surroundings in a sailboat cruising boat. A sailboat racing boat is designed for one thing and one thing only... boat speed. Below decks in a sailboat racer may or may not have something so basic as a marine toilet. The bunks, the galley equipment, the salon areas and all things that make a sailboat cruising boat a floating home... would only slow a sailboat racer down and thus not be present on a boat built for speed.
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.
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 other advantages, too. Fiberglass boats usually have separate keels that are bolted in place. The bolts work in the retaining holes in the hull, enlarging then slightly, and after a few years you are likely to get leaks. Worse still, if you press your sailboat really hard, the bolts can break,and you lose the keel. This happens quite often in racing, and can happen to cruising sailboats as well. The keel of a steel or aluminum boat is formed as part of the hull, so it cannot come off - and the ballast of lead or steel is encapsulated inside, where it cannot move. If you are looking for a 20-28 foot sailboat to cruise around rivers, estuaries and a little offshore cruising, then fiberglass is fine. But if you want to go further, or you want your boat to be of a particular design, choose aluminum or steel. Many firms offer excellent designs for metal sailboats, and some offer sets of panels that you weld together - or have welded together - usually complete with instructions.