Saturday, August 25, 2012

H.M.S. Recalcitrant

This little project has reminded me why I'm fascinated with sailing.  You would imagine a 12 inch toy boat would be a fairly straight forward project.  Three trial rigs later and some unplanned brass ballast has finally meant I can hand this over to its new 7 year old owner.  The boat should be able to sail in a straight line across a pond and should provide hours of entertainment when video games loose their edge.  In terms of tinkering value for money this project was as good as it gets.  Free materials and hours fine tuning and setup.  Of course the client has naming rights so "Recalcitrant" was only a project name during the trials.  Maybe a French name?