YACHT 420 SANTA BARBARA
70 x 12-7/8
For racing in the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA)
Santa Barbara. If you have been looking for a radio controlled model yacht that majestically sails and elegantly maneuvers like a crew driven Maxi or 60 footer, the Santa Barbara One-Design (OD) is for you. The Santa Barbara is a fractional rigged sloop on a near 6 foot long hull. Its designed for racing in a range of sailing conditions from performing well in light winds to being, well behaved and manageable in rough waters and 15 knots of wind. It was introduced in 1964 and was one of the first classes to be accepted by the newly formed AMYA in 1971. It is recognized as a modern classic throughout the association. Because of the one-design concept the boats built in the 1960s are competitive to those boats built in the 90s when racing around the buoys. Because of the history of stability in design the Santa Barbara remains popular in the association as a class boat. The portability of the Santa Barbara is enhanced due to the removable mast, rudder and keel. Most sedans or coupes can transport your yacht to the nearest pond for a day of sailing.
THE ONE PIECE FIBERGLASS HULL IS MOLDED IN WHITE GELCOAT (OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE AS A SPECIAL ORDER) AND HAS THE WATERLINE AND RUDDER LOCATION MOLDED IN. THE ONE PIECE REMOVABLE KEEL IS ALSO MOLDED IN WHITE GELCOAT. THIS KEEL IS DESIGNED SO THAT LEAD SHOT CAN BE POURED THROUGH A ½ DIAMETER HOLE AT THE TOP TO BRING THE WEIGHT OF THE KEEL INTO THE 13.5 TO 16.5 POUND RANGE. THIS SHOT IS THEN SEALED IN PLACE WITH A LAYER OF POLYESTER OR EPOXY RESIN. THIS REMOVABLE KEEL IS ATTACHED TO THE HULL WITH 3 THREADED STUDS AND WING NUTS (PROVIDED WITH THE KEEL).
KEEL INSTALL PACK: BRASS TUBES, WOODEN BLOCKS AND BRACE MATERIAL WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND PHOTO FOR KEEL TO HULL JOINING. FIBERGLASS RUDDER IS MOLDED IN WHITE GELCOAT AND HAS A 3/16 RUDDER SHAFT MOLDED IN.THERE ARE THREE DECK OPTIONS FOR THIS MODEL:
DECK #1 TO BE MADE BY THE BUILDER FROM FORMICA OR PLASTIC LAMINATE AS DESCRIBED IN THE BUILDING MANUAL.
DECK #2 FIBERGLASS DECK WITH MOLDED IN 9/16 DECK CROWN AND A SPARKLE FINISH FROM THE FORMICA USED FOR THE PATTERN. NO HATCH LOCATIONS MOLDED IN.
DECK #3 FIBERGLASS DECK WITH MOLDED IN 9/16 DECK CROWN AND A SPARKLE FINISH. DECK DETAIL, CABIN HATCH, RUDDER HATCH, SPRAY RAIL AND MAST LOCATION ARE ALL MOLDED IN.
CABIN HATCH COVER FIBERGLASS MOLDED IN WHITE GELCOAT TO MATE WITH DECK #3.
RUDDER HATCH COVER FIBERGLASS, MOLDED IN WHITE GELCOAT TO MATCH DECK #3.
HMB-78 HULL - $ 200.00
HMB-78FR FIBERGLASS RUDDER - $ 25.00
HMB-78KIP KEEL INSTALL PACK - $ 10.00
HMB-78RK REMOVABLE KEEL - $ 120.00
HMB-78CHC CABIN HATCH COVER - $ 17.00
HMB-78RHC RUDDER HATCH COVER - $ 10.00
HMB-78D2 OPTIONAL DECK #2 - $ 60.00
HMB-78D3 OPTIONAL DECK #3 - $ 120.00
HMB-78PL PLANS - $ 15.00