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Old May 02, 2015, 08:42 PM
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Cox/SANWA Trade Winds Sail boat.???

Picked up a Cox Trade Winds RC sail boat today. No damage but the deck and hull are
separated. Just glue failure. The sails are very nice. The rigging is nice. 75 radio.
The warranty card is dated May 1987.

Red, brown deck white and yellow sails.

I'll post some pictures later if there is any interest in this project. I plan on putting
it back in shape and putting it in the water. I have a couple other RC sail boats.

I have all the manuals on the boat and radio. I plan on 2.4 radios. I have a bunch
of odd ball stuff from some planes.

Edit, just put some batteries in the radio and all works fine.

I got it from a gentleman that bought it new and has had a stroke and
his wife is selling a lot of stuff, they need the money. Real nice folks.
Hard times. Prayers won't hurt.
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Old May 02, 2015, 10:02 PM
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Please post pics, this is a nice sailor, I believe overlooked because it was a ready-to-sail and not a serious kit type.
I have my original and 2 others I inherited when my father and father-in-law passed away. A side benefit is the shallow, lead filled hollow keel which is only about 8" deep and does not require wading boots to launch.
A day at the lake is fun for the whole family sailing them.
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Got all the old glue and stickie from the tape on the deck seam off.
Now to remount the sole, make a servo mount, new arm for the sail control and get
a proper arm for the rudder. The one they had was huge. The original is in the bag broken.
It has 16 AA nicads and they all took a charge, use them for shop use only. New batteries alll
around.
The original servo mount was a foam block and not so good a shape.

I also got the original stand.







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My other two boats.

1/5 scale Ensenada.



Star45, based on a Dumas kit with a framed and planked hull, canvas deck. All wire rigging.



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Nice find.
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Nice find.
How are you doing? Kimber was always telling me things you posted. I think
you were one that tolerated her best. She can be,,, well, she can.
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New servo mount is done, light coat of spar varnish to seal it and some epoxy to hold it down.

1/16 liteply, with spruce blocks for the servo screws.



I cleaned as much of the glue from the inside as I could and put the sole back with silicone
adhesive. New servos coming, I don't keep any standard servos on hand as I build smaller
planes.
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