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Old 11-06-2003, 05:10 PM
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I want to start to build my sail boat from scarch..... First time experince.
What do I need to know?

I prefer to start from a plan and do it all myself. How many servos do I need?


Thanks in advance,
Pat
Old 11-06-2003, 05:33 PM
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Pat,
Go to the AMYA website (www.amya.org). Check the "Boats we sail" list for AMYA sanctioned classes. Look for the US One Meter (US1M) page. There are several plans you can download for scratch building. You only need two channels for rudder and sails.


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I want to start to build my sail boat from scarch..... First time experince.
What do I need to know?

I prefer to start from a plan and do it all myself. How many servos do I need?


Thanks in advance,
Pat
Old 11-06-2003, 06:22 PM
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If you want to build but not get into planking and fiberglassing take a look at the Victor Products line of yachts. I've built five of their kits and I'm especially fond of their Soling 1M. They have a pretty wide selection of types. Their new schooner the Mary J. Ward is beautiful, if you like scale, whereas the Soling 1M is the largest class in the AMYA registry. Their kits are very complete and they have radio setups available. George Dornis the manufacturer is a very active sailor so his kits are modeler oriented. I don't work for him or represent him in any way I just like his products from experience. I bought a Kyosho Fairwind because there are several on our pond but I can't recommend it for a first boat. Not as well thought out as the Soling 1M and slower to boot.

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