Model sailboat for teaching? Answered
Hello, I work at a Boy Scout Camp over the summer, and one of the merit badges we teach is Small Boat Sailing. Most of the merit badge goes smoothly, but kids seem to have a hard time with points of sail. Our plan is to make a small model to put in a tub of water and use a handheld fan to demonstrate the effect the wind will have on the boat at different angles and sail positions. Any tips on this? I tried finding models that were accurate, but they were out of our price range. I want the sail and mast to be able to rotate smoothly, and the mainsheet to be able to be locked and unlocked.