Irecently came upon an old model that my grandfather had put together many years ago and that had been sitting in his attic for probably 10 to 15 years. It is in need of some major refitting including a new deck, deckhouse, rigging and sails. When he put it together he did not have any of the radio control components so those Iwill need to get after Ifinish refitting her. So with that said, Ido have several questions.
First, if Ican get the pictures uploaded, Iwould love it if someone would be able to recognize the model and let me know what it is. (perhaps this would help with figuring out the rigging and the sail plan) She is 26 and 3/4 inches in lenght with a beam of 6 1/2 inches.
Second, where would be a good place to go to figure out what sails she would need, and of course the rigging? He had plain string for the rigging and no sails.
Third, the hull is plastic. The deck and the deckhouse and other deck components are wood. Iknow that if Isail it (which is my plan), Iwill need to water proof the wood and also the openings where the radio components are accessed. Iwould love some input on that.
Finally, the RCcomponents. Ihave no idea what Iwould need. Ok, Iknow Ineed a radio, reciever, battery and a servo to control the rudder.
Any suggestions on these would be appreciated also.
So far the refit is going well. I have built wood model boats, so Iam fairly proficient in the woodworking department, and cannot wait to take it to our local model yacht pond here in San Diego.
Iam hoping that Ican get the pictures uploaded - if not, would love some help there too.
Sorry for so many questions and Ilook forward to hearing from you all.