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Useful list of suppliers and Kit

The following list provides detail of suppliers and boat parts that we use

Binding Transmitter to Receiver

  • Transmitter OFF
  • Receiver- Depress pairing button- connect battery while still depressing and hold
  • Transmitter - switch on and wait for both colours to appear then press Connect button - finger off
  • Receiver should go to solid red and tranmitter both colours solid
  • Test with both on again and all lights should be solid


  • Sussex Models in Worthing
  • Cornwall Model Boats
  • Howes Models

Approx Cost:

P7710200 Planet T5 (100 mtr range) 2.4ghz Combo Set 5 Channel 1 £41.66
P2213190 Hitec HS311 Standard Servo 1 £6.25, TT8141 Thunder Tiger Sail Winch Servo 1 £24.99
New yacht price £95-£109

How to build the Yacht:

  • This link takes you to a website that shows you how to build the boat -
  • This link takes you to American governing body -
  • This link describes how to "Pair" the transmitter with the receiver -


  • P J Sails specializes in model racing yacht components -
  • Servo Shop are particularly good for servos amongst other things -
  • Nylet have been at the forefront of model yachting for years -
  • Howes Models, good for electronics/radios -
  • Component Shop, good for batteries/chargers etc -
  • Cornwall Model Boats, online shop for everything model boats, but limited sailing bits

Parts List : (Updated CS 9/17)

  • Minimum mass for the boat including batteries, ready to sail is 2.04kg
  • Sail Servo 10kg torque- hextronik HX12k- hobbyking Or Savox SC0252MG
  • Rudder servo small size Hitek HS-82MG
  • Receive Spektrum AR6115E
  • Transmitter Spektrum DX6i
  • 2 small pulley Blocks Nylet N009.3
  • Kicker and gooseneck assembly Nylet N034.3 (will need to be modified slightly to fit mast diameter)
  • Through deck sheet leadrun Nylet N003.7
  • Shrouds 12kg fishing stainless steel tracewire should come with crimps to make ends off
  • Fishing rod end for main sheet to run through on deck Tackle Bargains BMYOT 4.5/1.4
  • The sails I use are from Housemartin Sails and were purchased online for £30 plus delivery. Just ask for a set of sails for a Victoria. Contact them at
  • Mast built using alloy arrow shafts "Easton Platinum plus" type 2013 and 2213 are requires From Quicks archery Waterlooville. Remaining spare tube used for main boom.
  • Warm and waterproof transmitter cover from Peter Popham
  • Kicker / Vang from PJ sails parts are- Rigging screw 030 030sl @ £3.60- Hook wire 087b @£3.70 - shackle 3mm 044 030 @£2.50
  • Ruber pushrod Bellows x 2 Part 1400 £4.86 Cornwall Models - stops water entering through rudder shaft
  • Batteries: We use a 6V nimh pack of 5 AAA cells all assembled with the correct JR connector.
  • You will need a suitable charger for the 6V pack we use 100mA for this. This charger from Sussex models can do this.

Last updated 09:52 on 15 May 2024

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