OK, new topic for a new boat owner.
I am the proud owner of a Victoria that I recently purchased- so recently that I haven’t even seen it yet. Matter of fact, I’ve barely been on a sailboat.
I decided to build a boat for me and my son who is living with me while I’m stationed in Korea. I think it will be a great way to spend time together.
So, what I’m looking for is any online resource that either deals with Victorias specifically, or gives general instruction on building techniques. I have several weeks to compile information before I even see the boat. By then I want to be ready to start.
I purchased the basic kit and a radio with two futaba servos. The radio is a Futaba 2DR 2-channel and the servos are a S3003 and S3801. That’s it. I would like to know, from your knowledge and experience, what else I should purchase to start off. I don’t want to build straight from the box and I would like to do most of the work myself.
I’m seeing all kinds of cool stuff, like brass hardware and mylar sails and carbon fiber masts: Is all this stuff worth the purchase price? Am I safe/smart to build/buy? I am a fairly accomplished modeler of scale armor, but have never built so much as PT-109.
I guess really, I just want to get some expert input before I start cutting and breaking and glueing. Plus, I’m in Korea, thousands of miles from my shop!
Also, my next assignment will be in the U.K., so if anyone knows of Victoria clubs in southern or central England, I would appreciate those links, too.
I’ve included the links that I have for anyone also interested.
Thanks in advance.
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