RE: Would this work?
All depends on how big you make the hulls. There are some small motors out there you could easily drop in the back end of a hull with a prop sticking out so it doesn't drag when you get moving. I'd forget the outboard part, too much weight hanging out back probably. Best is to have a boat you can send out to retrieve, either with a person or RC type. better yet, learn to judge when to get on and off the water. As to making the sails go up/down, why bother? Sounds neat, but a great big PITA[X(]. KISS, keep it simple, Simon, and it won't break.[sm=idea.gif]