Tuesday, June 23, 2020

First float

You can't really call a few minutes in the bathroom sink a "sail" so we'll go for "float".

However, the float did include dropping all the mechanical bits in the hull, along with some lead weights to balance it so this was a useful test.

I'm happy to say the hull floated and looks like it will even take a bit more ballast once the model is finished. If this is to sail on the big lake, I'd like it to be nice and stable whilst not sitting so low in the water that I'm scared of it sinking.

All this is made trickier by the small size of the model, although I could fit it in the sink if if was any bigger!

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