A good companion to the Lightning, as this model is at home on your mantle shelf as well as your favorite pond. You can free-sail, or, tie-off to your kite spool. It's not designed for remote control.
All parts are die-cut and includes mahogany, with birch mast, and cloth sails. All rigging and fittings are included.
If you'd like a better understanding of just what involved, click: INSTRUCTIONS.
Note: that stand in the photo isn't included (but drawings for it are).
Skill Level = 1
Skill levels are:
1 = beginner
2 = intermediate
3 = advanced
You'll supply paint, and simple household tools:
Razor / X-acto knife, ruler, wood glue, super glue, Course, Medium, and Fine grit sandpaper, small paint brush, masking tape, 3/64, 1/6, 5/32" drill bit, needle, thread, pliers and cutting pliers, pins, clothespins for clamps, round file. Tip: include some styrofoam under the deck for flotation. If you use "peanuts" be sure they are not the corn-starch variety... as they will melt if wet.
As suggested by title, it's a little finicky to build, but solid and handsome at the end. Sailed it in Normandy with the grandkids, and it did well, sailing across the 150 yard pond, and fetching up back at the dock. Didn't understand at first why the main sheet is tied to the tiller, but with experience, I see that it keeps the boat heading off the wind and not bearing up, which would make it go in circles. Nice design!
Everything needed to make this kit boat. Excellent instructions. Takes some time but that’s the fun part!