Hi, my name is Eddie, I live in South Benfleet UK, I am a 68yr retired Electrical - Mechanical Tooling Engineer, married with a son and daughter, and two grandchildren.
I have always been interested in model boats etc, but never just got around to building one, so I am a very late starter.
Over the years I have had various hobby’s / pastimes, Photography, Computers, Hi-fi etc-etc, and spent far-far too much money, so it is with some trepidation that I start this new hobby, (as I imagine my wife thinking here we go again! :mad:)
To see if I would enjoy RC Sailing I bought a second hand Joyways Discovery model yacht it came complete with 2.4 GHz equipment all for £65.
I found I have enjoyed sailing it, my wife and grandchildren also enjoy sailing it, I got the green light for my new hobby from my wife, (when she inadvertently said after a trip sailing that it had all ready paid for its self from the enjoyment we all have had)
After much deliberation and web searching as to whether to buy a kit or scratch build a boat, I have downloaded the plans for the Viperfish II, also the plans Nekst ver: 1.0
these are both RG65, also plans the Nekst IOM ,(with many thanks to Arne Semken & Andress Hoffmann, for there time and skill with the designs, and making them freely available for download).
To date I have purchased some ply, balsa, glue etc, and have made a start on the Nekst RG65.
I have some concern with this new hobby; in so much I have developed Asthma in the past two years, and find I have to wear a mask whilst band sawing, sanding etc, I have yet to see if the fumes from the glass-fibre - resin affects me.
I will keep you posted as to my progress.