Remote Control Sailboat Build
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In this class model yacht expert John Stroudt will take you through the process of building a Vintage 36” RC sailboat, completing it on Friday and sailing it on Saturday morning. This boat is a Chico II designed by AJ Fisher, a well known sailor and a supplier of pond yachts, supplies, parts, and plans in the Detroit area. He founded The A. J. Fisher Ship Model Kit Company in 1925 and ran it through 1957.
All materials will be provided, including hull, ballast, fittings, sails, spars, and electronics. Beginners are welcome and the course will include training in the use of radio controlled sailboats. The instructor will prepare certain materials ahead of time to ensure the student has everything needed and the time necessary during the week to complete his/her boat. Families who wish to build one model with 2 persons will only have to purchase one kit, but will have to pay the additional Joint Tuition.
Dates: August 31 - September 5, 2020
Monday - Friday 9AM to 5PM, & Saturday 9AM-12PM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 13, 2020
Tuition: General Registration: $1,150, Individual Member Registration: $1,100, Household Member & Above: $1,000
Material Kit: $550
Joint Instruction Tuition: $500
Friends or family of a student are welcome to participate in the class as a 2nd builder on the construction of a single boat. This is a great opportunity to learn and work together with the ability to bring the skills home for the construction of your next model. Joint instruction must be accompanied with someone taking the full instruction and purchasing a kit.
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Class Size: 6
Instructor: John Stroudt
John retired as a public school educator with 45 years experience as an industrial arts teacher and school administrator. In retirement his interests turned to building, collecting and sailing model pond yachts. He has built and or restored over sixty model yachts many of which he sails competitively throughout the mid-Atlantic and New England states. His favorite boat is a 1934 Marblehead class boat which he acquired in Marblehead, completely restored and rigged for RC sailing. With this boat he has sailed in numerous national and other regattas finishing in the top three on multiple occasions.
Currently, John serves on the executive board of the American Model Yachting Association and on that organization’s magazine, Model Yachting, editorial staff. He is president of the US Vintage Model Yacht Group. He started an RC sailing club in his area, the Chester Springs Model Yacht Club, and is an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Model Yacht Club in New Jersey. John has taught classes in classes in R/C sailing and model yacht restoration.
Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum
Wooden Boat School Shop
86 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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