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Old 12-25-2015, 08:26 AM   #41
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We have parking lots, lots of those, the school near my home would be ideal this is something I am going to keep in mind. Thanks for the video Joe I'm going to watch that now.

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Just checked that video and RC ice boats, tell you the truth the ones on water are much more appealing to me. From what I can gather the sailboats are a little more complicated to operate than those on ice, correct me if I'm wrong but I think the sailboats are more of a challenge.

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Just checked that video and RC ice boats, tell you the truth the ones on water are much more appealing to me. From what I can gather the sailboats are a little more complicated to operate than those on ice, correct me if I'm wrong but I think the sailboats are more of a challenge.

I have seen real iceboats and in one way just 1 sail makes it simple. It is the speed they travel that is the amazing thing. It is not a gentle rolling along like on water. it is the chatter of the blades on the ice the cold air hitting you over 50 MPH ( 80 KPH) is normal for the weekend Iceboater. There is just zero resistance on the ice.

Plus some land yachts can be converted to ice boats by removing the wheels. So by getting a land yacht you can have the both.
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I have an iceboat and they are a lot of fun. There is so little resistance that they can actually generate their own wind and go faster than the prevailing wind. Being a bit crazy as a kid we used to put waterski ropes on them and pull skaters. They do make quite a noise as the go across the lake. The cracking of the lake ice can be quite unnerving until you get used to it.
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The best part of sailboat racing is that unlike flying airplanes and heli's you will rarely have to take home a bag job and then spend many hours at the bench rebuilding.......

Ummmm, Errrr, well not always.......... Lol
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The best part of sailboat racing is that unlike flying airplanes and heli's you will rarely have to take home a bag job and then spend many hours at the bench rebuilding.......

Ummmm, Errrr, well not always.......... Lol
need a boat a poll and a hook on the end by the looks of things.
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I have always had a bit of an interest in sailboats, 2 years ago I got acquainted with a fellow that just moved here who was into them both full sized and models. I bought this one to sail with him and put it in the water a few times, learned a bit but... he came flying with me once! Now he has 15 planes and we go flying instead!

The other evening we were over at his place and he had one of his unfinished boats on the bench so it looks promising for more sailboat action this year.

Initially I thought this was something that could be done when it was too windy to fly - wrong!

Also, it's not as much of a spectator sport as flying but as others have said I find I really enjoy the challenge of trying to make it go where I want it. I can see myself still enjoying this part of the hobby when the old eyesight and reflexes are no longer up the demands of flight.
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I have always had a bit of an interest in sailboats, 2 years ago I got acquainted with a fellow that just moved here who was into them both full sized and models. I bought this one to sail with him and put it in the water a few times, learned a bit but... he came flying with me once! Now he has 15 planes and we go flying instead!

The other evening we were over at his place and he had one of his unfinished boats on the bench so it looks promising for more sailboat action this year.

Initially I thought this was something that could be done when it was too windy to fly - wrong!

Also, it's not as much of a spectator sport as flying but as others have said I find I really enjoy the challenge of trying to make it go where I want it. I can see myself still enjoying this part of the hobby when the old eyesight and reflexes are no longer up the demands of flight.
A real nice looking boat. Hope you still sail as they look better in the water than over the fireplace
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I have always had a bit of an interest in sailboats, 2 years ago I got acquainted with a fellow that just moved here who was into them both full sized and models. I bought this one to sail with him and put it in the water a few times, learned a bit but... he came flying with me once! Now he has 15 planes and we go flying instead!

The other evening we were over at his place and he had one of his unfinished boats on the bench so it looks promising for more sailboat action this year.

Initially I thought this was something that could be done when it was too windy to fly - wrong!

Also, it's not as much of a spectator sport as flying but as others have said I find I really enjoy the challenge of trying to make it go where I want it. I can see myself still enjoying this part of the hobby when the old eyesight and reflexes are no longer up the demands of flight.
If I'm not wrong that looks like the stock "Victoria" class sailboat that you have there.
I have that one too..... I modified mine for racing, i.e. they're good assembled straight outta the box to sail.. However, if you follow the Kelowna Yacht guys website (posted on an earlier page) they show you ways to trim ounces off the boat and make it much faster. The max weight for Victoria class racing is 4 lbs...

Victoria's are great little sailboats the one problem I have witnessed is that the PVC Hull, ie (the PVC extrusion) at the bow can sometimes be eggshell thin...Hit anything hard head on, and down she'll go just like the one in the photo above.
To remedy a thin bow problem Some guys will tip the boat on its nose then drip a little epoxy through the hatch down into the bow to strengthen it
That one pictured above went down in 6 feet of water in exactly 20 seconds flat after hitting the pond wall and punching a 3/8" hole in the bow. Lol
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Thanks guys!

Yes Joe I have much to learn before I would be competitive in any class. No sailboat clubs anywhere close to here that I am aware of. One thing I have learned though is that these thinks are very awkward to transport and suffer from road vibration causing stuff to loosen up.

As far as setting this one up "out of the box", they tell you a standard servo will suffice for the sail winch. Don't believe it! Only in the very slightest of breezes! That big sail quickly overpowers a standard servo and then you are left with only the rudder to try and get 'er back home.

The other thing I am struggling with presently is the instructions have you putting this thing together with CA. Well, CA is "time release" so now all the mast rigging is slowly coming adrift and it's a messy business trying to keep it all together.
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