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Old 01-06-2016, 06:51 PM   #71
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I just got my boat last night... I'll post some pics, and measure some of the parts.
Thinking of doing a build thread, so I have taken some pictures of what's done so far. Not Much! Build the stand and cut out the hatch opening.
My first impressions are WOW, this is very nice. The hull is PERFECT, there aren't any marks anywhere, the quality of all the parts look very nice... I have to get a little further into it to see if everything lines up properly. I watched the video from Bill Shorney, who indicated that some of the hull mouldings have the rudder top and bottom openings misaligned. At first glance, mine looks perfect, but I'll check closer tonight.

I'm not sure how I want to do the rigging. I like how the Longbow rigging is inside the boat, but have also read that it MUST be outside the boat to confirm with the racing rules? What's true?

I have some turnbuckles that I will use for the shrouds and front/back stays, rather than using bowsies so that everything can be easily adjusted. I also have some ideas on places to lighten the components, but all of that will change a million times as cross each bridge.

I like the idea of keeping the boat scale looking, so I want to use the spreaders from the kit, but I also hope to do some racing at some point, so a 2nd mast and sail rig is in the future.

This can probably be labelled as a sickness... as soon as I took the hull out of the bag, and looked it over, I wanted an entire 2nd boat! I have that problem with Planes, tools, dirtbikes, firearms, archery equipment, dogs, cats... Funny thing, I have never wanted a 2nd WIFE!
Sounds great i am looking forward to seeing your pics and follow you in your build as well.
I just took a pic of my Catamaran and will try to post it tonight ( battery just died on the camera ) I will also post a link of the same boat sailing.
Wish is was spring tomorrow I can't wait to give my little Cat a maiden
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:47 PM   #72
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hope this works never posted a pic on RCC before
This is my Catamaran



http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/atta...52127188126849

Link to seeing same type of Catamaran as mine sailing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPkUoK0Qadc

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Old 01-06-2016, 07:54 PM   #73
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Hey Jim, how about posting some pics of your catamaran?
posted 1 pic and 1 vid . The vid is same boat as mine but I am not sailing it . just shows it on the water. Right now the lake is more getting ready for skating than sailing

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Old 01-07-2016, 08:17 PM   #74
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Re: sailboat just looking

That is awesome. Here is the full size version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhZpCK8kwds

If you want to see more, google AC 45 Catamaran, or AC 72 Catamaran.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:32 PM   #75
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I did a few measurements, and weighed a few of the stock components on the Victoria.

Full Mast, without the coupler - 42.5" long. .373" OD, .311" ID - 53 grams.
Main Boom: 13-3/4" long, 17Grams. Same OD and ID as the mast.
Jib Club: 11" long, 14 Grams. Same OD and ID as the mast.

The pushrod is 4 grams.

The assembled radio box is 45 Grams. I don't know if I'm going to drill holes in it an lighten it, or fab something else.

The rigging line that comes with the boat is pretty soft stuff, but doesn't appear to have much stretch to it, so that's good. I have a spool of bowstring serving, so as long as it doesn't stretch when wet, and shrink when dry, I'm planning to use it.

Once I get a little further with it, I'll post a build thread, but right now progress might be a little slow while I decide how far from stock I'm going to take this.

One other thing, I didn't weigh the keel and ballast, but it is HEAVY. If the boat fills with water, it will be on the bottom, RIGHT NOW! I'm going to load the front of the boat with those airbags that HobbyKing uses to ship stuff with.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:42 AM   #76
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Re: sailboat just looking

I got a old sailboat sitting in my basement for the last say 18 years.
I guess it's vintage now.
looks like it just needs 2 servo's. it's been along time down in the dark.

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not sure what model it is.
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:39 AM   #77
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That's cool... Do you think it was a kit, or scratch built? From the pictures, I would say that it's a little bit bigger than the Victoria.

Looks like it's itching to get back in the water!
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not sure what it is. I seen this thread and thought that someone might know what it was. I got it thinking I would use it but never did.
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not sure what it is. I seen this thread and thought that someone might know what it was. I got it thinking I would use it but never did.
Well for the price of a few servos some rigging and sails it could be up and running this summer.
What length and mast?
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Re: sailboat just looking

the boat is 37 inches long 8 inches wide at the widest point right at the center weight. and 4 inches wide at the rear of the boat. and the mast is 49-1/4 inch from the tip to the deck. the rear sail is 39inches tall by 18 inches wide. and the front sail is 31 inches by 14 inches wide.
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