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Old 12-27-2015, 04:20 PM   #51
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As for transporting your sailboat, I agree they do indeed take up a lotta room but I manage to get mine into the back of my small car.... the (pic below) is a carrying rack invented by one of our group and is what some of us use to carry the boat to the lagoons where we race ...I've seen similar ones made from 3/4 pvc pipe and foam pipe insulation.

I did use ca assembling my "Victoria" and (fingers crossed) have yet to have anything let go while racing, nevertheless, thanks for the tip about ca.....and point well taken

For those who missed it I'm gonna repost the Kelowna sailing Clubs link below where you'll find pages of info on lightening and general "Victoria" modifications

http://www.okanaganmodelsailboat.org/Step-by-Step.html
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:47 AM   #52
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Thanks for the good info! That will keep me reading for a while.
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Thanks for the good info! That will keep me reading for a while.
Well, heres some Video info from someone who really knows his stuff re setting up Victoria's to make em go faster.....I've watched it over and over and each time find stuff I missed the first time

The video stops momentarily (twice) throughout then continues but the audio keeps going until the vid restarts, so just let it run

Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TybDkWjawkc
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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
that is a great tip on glue on the inside the haul to make it stronger. I have used that same idea on balsa planes. Not drip it in but use 15 min epoxy or white glue on a servo connection rod and a Q Tip. To reach deep inside Fuse or wings.
There are other glues that dry slower on the market. When the glue start to make the Q Tip dry I just tape on a new Tip .
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Re: sailboat just looking

I just went back and reviewed the videos and website for the Okanagan Club, and the Longbow website, and now I'm HOOKED!!

The Victoria Class looks awesome, and I did a little research on other boats as well. I have almost ruled out the HobbyKing boats, by the time I convert to US$ and ship, it is approaching or maybe even an little over $300.00. The other thing is that those are much larger boats, and probably don't qualify for any sailing class, so I would be sailing solo. However, they ARE larger boats, and that is a good thing for larger water.

With the Victoria Boat, is it possible to use the original mast and booms to get going, and then upgrade to the Longbow mast/booms, or should I build with the Londbow rigging right away? I am also into Archery, and have a pile or arrows in the basement, so making my own isn't a problem either, but the pricing for Longbow stuff isn't too bad, and would be good to support a Canadian company. I did notice that they are closed until March of 2016, letting their rudders and keels cool down I guess!

Is there any racing near Toronto?
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:12 PM   #57
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Well, there ya go, I did a little more thinking, and just pulled the trigger on a Victoria.

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That's funny Skidoo! I have been watching this sailboat thread and it really did take off, this thread is like that special item at a garage sale, you don't give it much attention until you really look at it and then realize you found a gem in the rough. This year I might pull the pin on a sailboat too but first there is other things that need attention.
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Re: sailboat just looking

Yeah, this JimmyP guy out in Shannonville either needs a hug or a slap for starting this!

I have a pond on my property that is about half a hockey rink... I just need to get rid of some of the weeds near the shore, and I can goof around right here at home. A few miles from here is a much bigger pond/lake that never get wavy, but does get some good wind.

I bought the boat from Great Hobbies, it's $162 + Tax. I don't know why, but the shipping is free, so all in it cost me $192. It is supposed to arrive on Tuesday, so I will have lots of time to look at it and decide how I want to build it.

I wonder why it has to have the rear stay on the mast? Why can't the shrouds on the side of the mast be move a little aft to keep the mast in position? I'm not going to do this, but just wondering why not?

Is the sail winch set up on the throttle (ratchet) stick? What is the common setup... Raise the stick to pull in the sheet or let it out?

I'm going to go into orbit waiting for this thing to arrive! I haven't been this excited since my wedding night!
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I just went back and reviewed the videos and website for the Okanagan Club, and the Longbow website, and now I'm HOOKED!!

The Victoria Class looks awesome, and I did a little research on other boats as well. I have almost ruled out the HobbyKing boats, by the time I convert to US$ and ship, it is approaching or maybe even an little over $300.00. The other thing is that those are much larger boats, and probably don't qualify for any sailing class, so I would be sailing solo. However, they ARE larger boats, and that is a good thing for larger water.

With the Victoria Boat, is it possible to use the original mast and booms to get going, and then upgrade to the Longbow mast/booms, or should I build with the Londbow rigging right away? I am also into Archery, and have a pile or arrows in the basement, so making my own isn't a problem either, but the pricing for Longbow stuff isn't too bad, and would be good to support a Canadian company. I did notice that they are closed until March of 2016, letting their rudders and keels cool down I guess!

Is there any racing near Toronto?
Victoria Class has two classes stock and modified I think they are called Silver ( stock) and Gold so sailing Victoria is a great way to start.
www.crya.ca has a phone number and web site ( Canadian Radio Yachting association)
There are several links to set up etc
http://www.okanaganmodelsailboat.org/Step-by-Step.html
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