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The Best Radio Controlled Yacht in the World

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Maintenance & Tips

It is important to check the bilge hourly and remove any water with the sponge.

After sailing in salt water, a sponge full of fresh water squeezed into the boat then sponged out will minimise moisture damage to the radio. Hold the plastic radio cover up with the supplied peg and ventilate the boat until completely dry inside.

DO NOT store the sponge or batteries inside the boat or leave the rig standing in the boat indefinitely as salt corrosion can freeze the mast into the deck.

A plastic bag over the transmitter is advisable during rain.

The hull requires no maintenance other than a wipe down after sailing and an occasional coat of wax to retain the high finish.

The sails should be lightly hosed to remove any salt or dirt then hung in a still place to avoid creasing the material.

Never fold the sails and never attempt to iron them.

Fold lines cannot be removed and heat will cause instant distortion which is not recoverable.

The sails are best stored laid flat and should only be rolled and stowed in the boat while in transit.

NEVER lift the boat by the mast.

Adjustments

" The model as supplied is set up in good average trim but there are several fine tuning adjustments.

In very light conditions, the headsail toplift can be tightened by pushing the slider aft which eases the headsail leach.

Easing the boom vang in light conditions is also a possible advantage.

The relative angle of the mainsail to the headsail can be altered by turning the discs on the sail control arm.

CAUTION: Should a buzzing be heard from the sail control arm servo when the sheets are hard in, the batteries will be quickly flattened. One or both sheets are too tight. Ease sheets until no buzz is heard "

- From Des Townson's original instruction manual.

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