Servo tray removed showing unpainted hull.
A few screws later and the tray is out along with the winch and rudder servo.
A view looking forward gto the mast / keel box which is integrated into the blow moulding process.
My mother always said I spent my childhood taking things to bits and rebuilding them, from the toaster to my first car I always enjoyed a challenge. Some years later I’m still the same and am a curious soul who always wants to know how things work so it dawned on me to take one of my Dragon Force 65’s to bits so you guys could see the guts of the boat and so I could waterproof my servo tray. I mainly sail in salt water so need my boat to be doubly water proof as any ingress of salty brine usually spells disaster one way or another.
to remove the tray it is simply a matter of unplugging the electrics, undoing some screws and removing the tray, it is perhaps worth removing the rudder servo first which will then allow you to remove both the inner and outer parts of the winch drum without issue before lifting the tray out.
Here are a couple of photos of “The Dragon’s Guts!”
A few photos of an after work sail from one of our local beaches up here in North Wales, land of the Dragons!
More photos of my Dragon Force from yesterday. I used B and C rigs and sails and all seemed to be okay. Sail dimensions and sizes will follow shortly together with draft OD rules – Mike
We met up today to sail with a number of Dragon force’s but it was blowing 20 to 30+knts. John Tushingham and Mike Weston had three boats with the proposed ‘C’ Rig and Mark Dicks Had his Ice. Pictures can be found here https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103213092930822629287/albums/5889073137868635217