Monday, April 13th, 2009

RC sailboat – SWB Skutsje

Every now and again a new toy or device arrives in SL that is just plain fun. The last thing was Seven Seas Fishing. It is fun, social and you are awarded with free fishes, creatures and puzzles to solve. Today while in Nantucket I saw something that caught my eye. A “radio controlled” sailboat. The Dutch sailing barge, or “Skutsje” was lovingly crafted by Surfwidow Beaumont and it incorporates several HUDs (Control, Camera, and Control). Like most sailboats in SL the Skutsje uses the SL wind physics to drive it (it also can run on a motor). You also get a hand held remote to simulate the experience.

SWB RC Dutch Barge 1.0 Racing - 1

The particle wakes are a nice touch too:

SWB RC Dutch Barge 1.0 Racing - 2

The package also comes with miniature bouys so you could set up a race course and run for time.

I recommend using Mouselook to sail it and using CTRL-8,9,0 to zoom in and out to track the sailboat better at distances.

You can buy your own for only $250L here:


SL musician Kori Travanti hits the papers

Kori Linae Carrothers, aka, Kori Travanti was recently interviewed by the Orange County Register about her upcoming CD, Trillium, and how she came to be a musician.

Kori is on hiatus from SL to work on her new CD and hopefully will come back someday.

Kori Travanti

Kori’s music can be heard on KONA Radio