STAGE 1 TESTING
With the engine fuel tank and all ancillaries in place, the C2 model boat has been given first float tests to see how it sits in the water. Although it looks a little low at the back right now extra buoyancy or a slight rearrangement of the parts around the centre of gravity means this can be adjusted if necessary. The key thing at this stage is that it sits level side to side with the nose slightly up. Which means that forward motion would make it want to plane rather than nose in. So – an encouraging first step.