Frequently asked questions
What is the educational interest of this toy?
Your children is going to experience the principle of Archimedes. He will understand the four forces that make it possible to advance a sailing boat.
Develop precise gesture to adjust his boat.
Perceive that force the wind is proportional to the square of its speed, understood the consequences for his boat.
All of this with a woden toy, water and wind!
No batteries no electronics.
The pond boat will not stay immobilized in the middle of the water?
Even imperceptible,there is always a little wind.
An Albas sailboat will always use a weak breath to cross the pool.
The only condition to take again the boat is all sides of the pond must be accessible.
Generaly, there is always enough water for the queel to go.
If you cannot access all the sides, you can tie a fishing line to the boat.
Pass the line through the front cadena, attach the end of the line to the mast foot.
How to handle the boat?
To transport the boat, she can be held by the keel.
Not the rudder, not the sails.
Getting the boat safely is a breeze.
Grab it from the top of the mast with three fingers and put it on the water.
Don't push, let the wind do.
Can the boat turn around?
The boat can bend according the force and the wind direction.
This inclination is proof that the boat transform wind strenght to go ahead.
If the boat was bent horizontally, sails will not catch any wind and the boat would recover.
As toys named "culbuto", you can bent them, they always come back to stand.
At what age can a child play?
The baby in his stroller will manifest loudly his enthousiasm for the toy that navigate.
Only his eyes will play.
From 5 years under the guidance of an adult, the kid can put the boat on water, holding it securly by the top of the mast with three fingers. Without leaning him on water.
The adult will explain the wind and adjust the sails
About 7/8 years the child become autonomous in his play. Understanding the wind, adjustind the sails, put on water and recover.
About 9/10 years the spinnacker has no secret for the Captain. He will explain you to be green is funny.
How to maintain the toy
Rince with fresh water and wipe stains with a wet sponge.
The hardware in galvanized steel or brass does not rust.
Can an Albas be fixed?
Handcraft toy can be repair easily.
Some wood pulp to hid a default on the hull. Some adhesive paper to repair sails.
Le cap'tain ALBAS guarantee the after sales services, spare part and labor.
How to learn sailing ALBAS?
You have your own mook with Captain ALBAS explainations on this page
If it's not enough, ask him!