I have a few model boats for Radio Control, some finished, some 80% done, but the trouble is, where the hell does one go to use them? OK there's a river up the road, but it could get awkward if they head off into the reeds. And my yachts are too deep keeled to come to the edge of the river, meaning I'd need waders to get in there, which I don't fancy.
So, why the hell did I build a model of my old home, Vanity, a Victorian Cutter, when, with it's 14"of fin keel with a 10lb. bulb on the end, it needs special places to sail. The only place I can use it is, at the closest, Sheringham, a day trip away. Same comment for my Marblehead.
Motor boats, except for my restored and original Aerokits which are now over 50 years old, bore me after 5 minutes. I like making them, but using them isn't really my cup of tea and having batteries around which rarely get used is the same as having dead batteries. I assume my older radio gear works, I haven't tested it. My new stuff has to be "bound" to the Rx and I have no idea how that is done.
So, realistically, why have any model boats beyond the restored originals I had as a kid?
Should I just flog it all off? I'd have to finish the unfinished ones for them to be worth anything at all.
Give them to the kids? They wouldn't know what to do with them!
It looks like static models are the way to go these days. That and my paintings.
How things change without us giving them a thought.