My model is straight from the box, built as HMCS Snowberry. I added
an electric motor from an old HO scale model RR locomotive powered by
12.5VDC Nicad batteries. A Futaba 2 channel radio control is used to steer
the rudder and control the speed by way of a varible pot salvaged from
a model train power pack.
I filled all the extra void spaces with Mono expanding foam. I had to
use a fair amount of ballast to bring the hull down to the waterline,
I used some scraps of 1/8" bar steel for this.
I painted the hull colors with plastic compatible spray paint from the
hardware store, the off white is "RV White", the green and blue patches
are colors I picked that looked close to my eye.
I have sailed my Snowberry on the Ottawa River and also in Kidi Vidi
Lake in St John's NF, she has been a solid performer and looks great in
a gentle swell.