Kerrville RC Model Yacht Club
Thought I might jump in here .Servo's are easy actually , most guys will run a $45. Hitec HS-815BB for the sail arm winch
and a basic $15 HItec HS-425BB for the rudder servo . And radio's are getting better too - these Asian knock-off 2.4 Ghz
transmitter systems with receiver for $30. are getting good reviews in most chat groups .
What I would recommend is doing the proper research into building the boat correctly , ie : don't use kit supplied screw eyes
for the rigging stays - a slightly bigger backing block with screw BOLTS will keep the rig on board . Build the boat , weigh it ,
THEN epoxy the lead shot into the keel - you really want to hit that 10 pound minimum close as you can ...
Dupli-color/Plasti-Cote rattle cans will do a dandy paint job. Use a lenght of elastic cord to keep the hatch cover in place .
try these :
Once you get rolling you can contact the mother ship , www.theamya.org
, and get your club "sanctioned" and have your
members join the AMYA and then register your hulls and get class assigned sail nmbers . but thats NEXT winter.......
good luck ! Solings rock , they glide along in almost NO wind but can take quite a beating when the wind picks up .