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Old 12-20-2015, 02:17 AM   #11
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from what I have seen and dome some years ago you treat the sail like a wing So just a few degrees to one side or the other ( with the sail ) to the wind. With a larger boat ( real ) it is easier since they respond slower
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:20 AM   #12
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I have access to a couple smaller lakes. it is just something I want to start slow ( cheap ) and see how I like it.

Fly everything from planes choppers, quad ( race 250 size)
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:32 AM   #13
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I did get a Catamaran as a gift ( Christmas ) just a 24 inch mast on a 16 inch boat. Could be interesting and fun. Maybe start in the pool with light winds before I take it to the lake.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:33 AM   #14
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thanks for the web site. I just like the look of a plane in the air but a sail boat has the same feeling.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:48 AM   #15
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RC Sailing is as easy as pie to learn the basics and a ton of fun.

Once you get the basics, it takes a lot of skill to master it and be really good. Good enough to race.

I say go for it!!!!

If I were you I would look to buy a ready-to-run sailboat. Its an easy way to start and will help you get your feet wet. From there, the sky...erm.. the SEA! is the limit
been looking around and then I got a early gift for Christmas . Catamaran 24 inch mast 16 inch hull . Could be a good start. If I like it will move up to larger
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:51 AM   #16
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I've always been interested in RC sailboats and I'm sure once you get into them a whole new horizon will open up. Keep us posted because anyone that gets his teeth into RC planes will likely do the same with this.
got a gift of a RC Catamaran 24 inch mast 16 in hull. Maybe a good start, if I like will jump to more advanced larger boat.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:58 AM   #17
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Tried it this year and love it....a lot more involved than most might think, racing rules are more or less the same as with full sized boats....the full size rule book I saw was 50 pages, biggest mistake I made was in assuming that because I could control an rc heli that I would therefore find an RC sailboat a total cakewalk.......WRONGO !

One of the most active classes here in BC Is the "Victoria" class

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http://www.okanaganmodelsailboat.org/Index1.html
That Victoria Class sure looks nice. There are several classes out there by the looks of things.
Have access to 2 smaller lakes and of course Lake Ontario. I want to sell off my larger RC planes and fly smaller but boats as well.
How long till you got good at sailing?
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I would love to have a sailboat as well, and it's true, if there was competition, or a sailing buddy, it would be even better.

I have done a ton of full size sailing on small 16' sloops to 27' Soling olympic class boat many years ago. The wildest ride was an 18' Hobie Cat that I owned for a few years. People may think that sailing is slow and boring... get a ride on a Hobie, or other catamaran, and you will change your mind in a hurry! They are a wild ride, and nothing for a beginner!

Going into the wind is called tacking. You have to zigzag from one windward side to the other, basically crabbing up into the wind. How much into the wind you can actually sail is determined by your boat design and sail design. On a catamaran, which is very fast, you create an effect known as apparent wind, which is straight on from the front of the boat, because you are travelling in that direction. If you want to go higher into the wind, you have to give up speed, and adjust your sails to a larger airfoil. This is all very simplified. Man, I miss my hobie!
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Another thing about catamaran's... going straight downwind can be tough... all that wind in the sail is trying to bury the bow of the boat, when you have a cat, they don't have a ton of buoyancy on the bow, and they can bury easily.

Did that on my 18'... Had to go straight downwind, because a storm started to whip up, and you don't want to be on the lake with a 30' lightning rod! I was really hauling when the bows buried, and I finally let go of the sail sheet and tiller when I hit the water. I was 3' from the back of the boat, the other 15' was driven straight down under the water. DAMN, I MISS MY HOBIE!
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sounds like you have had some fun sailing. I did some years ago myself mostly 16 ft mono hull of different makes. Some on a 27 foot out of Toronto area for a couple summers. Always take the Hobie rides when south on Vacation.
I am sure these RC boats will be fun and like RC planes be harder to operate. I found real planes easier to fly than RC.
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