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Old 02-03-2019, 07:23 PM
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Charles,
Monohull RC sailboats make from 0 to 10 knots, so you will not be dazzled. Hull length is small, which limits the displacement hull speed. With large bulb keels, the boats will not plane. They will not capsize either, but knock-down winds will put rails under. It is important to seal deck openings to prevent boat filling and sinking (extremely rare). Boats like that are usually low quality and require minor fixes to operate properly. To race boats, you would need to determine the class boat that is sailed by your local group and purchase that. Used boats would probably be available, and the group would help with instruction, and more important, with a fun experience.

Look for other web sites for information, as this one is not used much.
Alan