This is Freds, he is in Seattle, USA and made this to get the feel for what he would be doing on his full size boat kit we sold him.
I think we would have to cut, then build the boat and record each stage with words and pictures, then we can offer a kit and also a builders manual, need a number of firm orders and deposits before this was undertaken.
An enquiry this morning came in from Australia on the same boat design as a kit, my reply is below.
Fred sent an email about his build, read it below:
I have found satisfaction and challenge - skills honed, and confidence improved as well, with the model construction over a scaled building frame. It will generate interest wether static display or RC.
I should have milled the stringers out of Mahogany or another dense wood, as the hardwood Balsa - while lighter and pliable - didn't take kindly to pressure when planks were attached, and I had several 'blow outs' to repair. =) In kit form, I suppose that ink marking where stringer notches belong could get around the cnc 'minimal cut' limitations?
A modeler could use a small square file to produce these. I cut the notches out with my bandsaw and a small file. For RC, I think such a kit would need a long metal fin with weighted lead bulb? Centreplate on mine is scaled to Dudley's plan, and of wood, which could be swapped out for such if removed from display stand to be sailed.
I'll research 'best' model sail 'cloth' at some point, and suspect that those who sail such craft use a particular lightweight, waterproof material. Maybe ripstop nylon? Anyway, some thoughts...