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Talking R/C sailboats

I know many of us have seen and actually sailed those cool radio controlled sloops at the boat shows.. I was wondering if many SailNetters own them and sail them on ponds and lakes. Indoor pools even?
think I'd like to get one. Seems like for 200 bucks or less one could be ready to go! It could be a fun activity when on the hook too.

There are clubs, regattas, and of course internet forums for the activity also.

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I use build and fly R/C Planes. The r/c sailboats which I also did at a boat show gave me no trill.

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We have 1/4 R/C lasers and really enjoyed them for quite a while. For years we carried two r/c boats onboard the charter yachts we ran. When we cruised we raced them around the boat at anchor. The guests really liked them a lot. Eventually we became bored and they are collecting dust. Since you brought them up, my wife and I may break them out and find out who still "has it" on a course around the balloons. LOL

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Meh. I don't like their interiors.

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I know, whatever I bought, I'd have 2 inch-itis in less than a week.


The boat, I'm referring the length of the boat.

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I have a R/C boat for when the weather is too wild/cold to sail our Irwin 30 on L. Michigan. my only advise is to buy 2 so you can race anybody that just shows up. Fun. It helps to have a pond (on your land) and a little hut to stay warm in while we race around the pins (old mike jugs with a brick on them to stay put).
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I have had one of these for 4 years it's a blast to sail and would recommend a 1 meter boat. This boat is made by Kyosho and called SeaWind. This boat is about 6 feet tall from ballast to top of mast. These bigger boats are better
because you do not need a lot of wind. I paid under $300 complete radio, servos, boat.
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A R/C seaplane is great fun when at anchor up a quiet creek - either flown off the beach or doing low-level laps around the boat.

Mine was scratch-built over many winter months before we even got the boat and had a .10 glow-fuel engine in it, but the noise used to upset the neighbours having breakfast, so I gave it away to a friend...

I've thought of building an electric one, but I've got a real boat to play with now!!

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