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Presenting the Corbie 5 Wooden IOM R/C Sailboat!

Ta DA! She's finished! My new, Corbie 5 wooden IOM RC sailboat is completed. Wood hulls look so much more classic than fiberglass. They may be a bit slower, but they look great.

For my first IOM I think it turned out well! Might have to make another one in the future though to fix all the mistakes I've made on this one... 

And I just had her maiden voyage. It went much better than expected given the confusion I've had with the rig.

The helm was almost perfectly neutral and I can easily adjust for a slight weather helm if desired. She floated, to my eye, right on her waterline.

There was at most 1 knot of wind in the gusts and hardly any otherwise, but she still went very well. It was a very exciting and trouble-free maiden voyage! And afterwards the inside was bone dry... not a drop.

I must thank Ian Dundas of Scotland for all of his incredible help and advice throughout this project! His patience in putting up with my incessant questions was endless. Thank you Ian! The design is by Jeff Byerley of Mirage Radio Yachts in Tasmania, Australia. 

Corbie 5 wooden IOM R/C wood sailboat
The Corbie 5 wooden IOM RC sailboat

Corbie 5 IOM R/C wooden sailboat
The Corbie 5 wooden IOM sailboat on Lake Washington, Seattle, USA

You can see the wrinkles in the sails. I need help with tuning!

Corbie 5 IOM R/C wooden sailboat

Corbie 5 IOM R/C wooden sailboat

Here's a link to a YouTube video of my Corbie.

I'm hoping to attend an IOM regatta, The COW Cup (Canada, Oregon, and Washington), in Renton, WA next weekend... 26-28 April, 2019 and see if people there can help me with sail tuning. I'll probably not race, but who knows.



Aloha!




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