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Re: WANTED: Radio set/ RC for Kyosho Seawind
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2011, 03:22:50 pm »

Salt water  :o

If you have steel components, like screws, consider replacing with brass screws, or grease them up.

Rudder tubes should definitely be re-greased regularly.

Make sure hatches are sealed as best as possible. Some people put all electrics in a butty box to keep it sealed just in case. In effect the butty box is your radio tray.

Carry fresh water in the car to rinse off the boat as soon as possible after it is out of the water. Or if there is a tap near the pond. I have also seen those garden spray pressurised bottles used for cleaning.

Salt water, no problem if you take a little care.
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Re: WANTED: Radio set/ RC for Kyosho Seawind
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2011, 04:23:24 pm »

With proper preparation sailing in sea water should be not be a significant issue.
Some simple precautions would include:
Putting your receiver inside a balloon sealed by a wire tie - same thing to your battery pack.
You can water proof your servos with some silicone sealant, or the liquid electrical tape products.
Make sure your hatch is properly sealed and there are no places for water to get inside the hull.
Put some pieces of sponge inside the hull to absorb any water the may find it's way inside.
Put some flotation foam in the hull. Must be enough to keep it afloat if the boat were to fill with water.  <:(
Fasteners that are not stainless should be painted or sprayed with a silicone spray or light oil to prevent corrosion.

After use wash the boat to remove salt residue. Remove the sponges, check for any water intrusion, clean parts that may have
gotten wet. Pretty much the same prep you'd do in a full sized boat.

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