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Old 05-22-2009, 07:31 PM   #110
Avoiding the Skid-Demon
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Originally Posted by Cumminsman76
For a 39 inch long replica of an americas cup the Kyosho Seawinds is about $300 for the boat, 50-60 for a radio and a quarter scale servo for a sail winch.

For a double masted schooner similar to the one in the other post the closest kit is a Robbie Valdivia. Probably $1500 or more. And isn't nearly as fun to sail as a Seawinds.
I'm thinking, that it wouldn't be too hard to build something fun-scale without breaking the bank... balsawood/foam hull, maybe a nice thin veneer wood on it, and the radio stuff... and you're on the water. As long as you know how to shape a hull.

How much weight is in that model Seawinds keel?
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