Jennie Phillips Sailboat February 07th, 2018 - 10:22:38
This fascinating hobby is enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. Model boat building is almost as old as recorded history and examples dating back to Phoenician and Ancient Egyptian times may be found in museums. Although model sailboats were originally made for ceremonial or religious purposes early examples have also been found that appear to have been made just for fun. For many years scale boat models were also used in boatyards instead of drawings to explain what was required to craftsmen who did not know how to read drawings. Radio (RC) controlled model sailboat building has become a popular hobby throughout the world thanks to greater disposable income and increased leisure time. Modern technology has made it possible for anybody with funds and access to open water to own and operate a remote controlled sailboat that looks and behaves like the real thing.
Sailboat Winch Maintenance is Greasy and Messy If youre like most sailboat owners you havent serviced your winches since you owned the boat. Every year you say this is going to be the year you clean and grease the winches but something more important always comes along. Servicing sailboat winches is a greasy messy job that intimidates even the most boat-savvy person. However winches need to be greased because they are among the most expensive items on the sailboat! The Sailboat Winch Jigsaw Every winch is different so theres no good way to memorize how a winch goes back together. However a sailboat winch can not be put together wrong because the parts only fit together the right way - with the exception of maybe getting a washer in the wrong place.
Although your RC Sailboat may be small enough to fit into your hand or so large as to require a trailer to transport it all radio control model sailboats are built in the same order as full size boats. The first stage is to form the hull which must have space in it to accommodate the servo motors batteries and other gear. After float testing to determine the optimum position for the keel you complete the hull by installing the controls that will allow you control the model sailboat remotely. Thereafter you fit the masts and spars and install the sails and rigging.
The final step is to place all the sailboat winch parts back into the base where they belong. If you do end up with extra parts youll have to go back through each part and play detective until its home is discovered. Also its not a bad idea to periodically give the shaft and gears a spin to make sure you are on the right path. Remember in most cases sailboat winches are used in pairs. Clean one winch at a time. If you become confused as to where a part goes you can look at its mate for the answer. Final Touches to the Winch Lightly brush on clean winch grease. Do not overpack. Once you are certain the sailboat winch is reassembled correctly lightly brush on some clean winch grease. Some owners think that because they wont get around to servicing their winches for a long time the smart strategy is to pack them with so much grease they will last for years. This is a bad idea and only makes a big mess down the road.