Still Building

My new boat building project, shown above is a Footy. These fun little boats originated in New Zealand a few years ago. I built this one to the “Bob About” design but it came out a little too long, so I’ve named it “Bigfoot”.


Footy boats are radio controlled sailing yachts that are no more than 1 foot (305 mm) long and must meet stringent measurement rules. The radio gear is a standard 2 channel affair that can be had for very little money. The boats are made from thin sheet balsa wood (like mine), fiberglass, thin plywood, etc. The class is a development class, which means lots of experimentation is allowed and at this scale new ideas can be tried out very inexpensively.


Try one!

Dale Hymanyk 2018