RE: Robbe Pirol Sailboat kit
The weed collecting wings and the bow itself are mods which I expect would disqualify the boat from M-Class racing. However >>>==> 1. I don't care and 2. I live in a remote, mountainous area of Montana. The county is about 1,700,000 hectares in size, but only 9,000 people - mostly ranchers, farmers, wolves, and grizzly bears - live here. There is no organized competitive R/C sailing, so I built the boat for fun. The lakes above 7,000 feet should be perfect for the boat but the weather before early July includes high winds (40-60 mph), hail, lightning, and other scary things that make prudent people hide in root cellars. The first voyage of the boat will probably occur between 10 July and 10 September.
Thanx for the nice compliments. Now I have to figure out what next winter's project will be. I'd like to scratch build a 1:32 or 1:22.5 version of the 1933-1934 Nantucket Lightship. The wife objects, saying it is at least as ugly as I. The real challenge on a project like that is finding a non-government source which is approved by the U.S. National Archives to reproduce original drawings. Several sources exist, but they are extremely expensive.
Dillon, MT USA