What we cover in our boat building eBook

Chapters include:

  • Strip planking the hull.
  • Fibreglass strengthening.
  • Mould and casting lead keel ballast.
  • Electrics installation.
  • Spray painting and masking techniques.
  • Sail making.
  • Mast, rigging and tuning of sails.
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Build Your Own Radio Controlled Yacht - book cover

Build Your Own Radio Controlled Yacht

This book is designed to help you build a RacingSparrow 750 from scratch using minimal materials and a very minimal tool set. When you buy the eBook you download a PDF version complete with detailed plans, clear illustrations and photos. It lists all tools & materials and shows centimeters & inch measurements. 

Are there other plans I can build?

You can download these plans for free , 7 differing sizes and designs.

The techniques and materials detailed in the book can easily be adapted to the other plans to get a boat that suits your tastes. Along with the RS750 the other very popular boat is the RG65 designed RacingSparrow. The RG65 can be used to race and measures within the rules.

How much does it cost?

Some modellers manage to build for as little as $50. This might be someone who has some of the materials already or are good at repurposing old things. The authors boat cost around $300 including the radio gear. That was for all the materials described and used in the book. 

glossary visual from the eBook

Anyone can build a Racing Sparrow

The book has been designed to make a quality model yacht. One that looks stunning, sails like it's on rails yet is playful and fun on the water. Also not cost the earth or require specialist tools.

What tools do I need?

Not that many as you can see in the picture. Those are all the tools used in this eBook. One less excuse to build that model boat you've always dreamt about. Get amongst it!

The only tool needed to make a Racing Sparrow
1 Meter Racing Sparrow deck planking

Some of the boats people have built using this book. Awesome!

You can send us your images and we'll post them on this site.

John Goodyear with his RacingSparrow 750, United Kingdom

Nov 27, 2010

RC Yacht - John Goodyear with his RacingSparrow 750, United Kingdom

Bryn the Authors 750

Jan 19, 2006

RC Yacht - Bryn the Authors 750,

Eric Rosenbaum, USA

Feb 2, 2009

RC Yacht - Eric Rosenbaum, USA

Mel Kitson's 750, Watford UK

Jun 5, 2013

RC Yacht - Mel Kitson's 750, Watford UK

Hi, Bryn, I enjoyed the build immensely. There were areas where I had some uncertainties, some of which were assisted through the forum posts, and some of which I improvised. All in all I am truly delighted with the end result and now look forward to learning to sail and enjoying many happy hours "playing".

Kind regards, Mel Kitson

Jonathan Daniel

Oct 9, 2008

RC Yacht - Jonathan Daniel,

LegoC 750

Jun 19, 2019

RC Yacht - LegoC 750,

Eric Rosenbaum, USA

May 4, 2009

RC Yacht - Eric Rosenbaum, USA

A reconditioned RS750 by the designer Bryn, New Zealand

Aug 3, 2009

RC Yacht - A reconditioned RS750 by the designer Bryn, New Zealand

Peter Knox, Canterbury, New Zealand

Apr 30, 2008

RC Yacht - Peter Knox, Canterbury, New Zealand

Mike Wilson's - RS1000 moulded hull and deck, Gold Coast, Australia

RC Yacht - Mike Wilson's - RS1000 moulded hull and deck, Gold Coast, Australia