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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: hdserv on April 27, 2011, 02:41:51 pm

Title: what yacht
Post by: hdserv on April 27, 2011, 02:41:51 pm
My Tactic yatch has gone to a watery grave well almost after a long use
I  need to replace it shall i go for a micro magic which is about the same size or should I go for the thunder tiger Victoria would welcome some openions
Jim Halliday
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: Klunk on April 27, 2011, 07:58:51 pm
as you have had a yacht before, a micro magic would be the better of the 2........unless you want to upgrade the Victoria to carbon fibre masts etc!!
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: tony23 on April 27, 2011, 08:44:39 pm
Micro Magics are getting very popular and some good sailing can be had out of the two I would go for a Magic  :-))
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: hdserv on April 27, 2011, 09:43:05 pm
Thanks for good advise have been out of boating for about 15 years
will get the micro magic it is about the same size as the tactic
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: triumphjon on April 27, 2011, 10:15:47 pm
before you sail a micro magic upgrade the rudder linkage to a solid rod type linkage , ive seen a couple of them in the middle of our local lake with no steering due to the kit supplied cord breaking !
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: hdserv on April 29, 2011, 11:44:06 am
thank for upgrade suggestion was going to use braided fishing line have send for micro magic
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: Dekan on April 29, 2011, 03:15:06 pm
Hd, Talk to Mike Weston he knows just about everything there is to know about the Micro Magic  http://www.rcyachts.org.uk/epages/Store3_Shop2540.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Store3.Shop2540/Categories

I bought mine from him. I'm more happy with the service and advice he gave me
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: tigertiger on April 30, 2011, 01:23:50 am
I have a Vic and love it.

However, the Micro Magic has a bigger following in Europe, and even though you may not consider racing now, the option is open in the future. I think (but stand to be corrected) that there is more Micro Magic racing in UK.
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: hdserv on April 30, 2011, 09:17:30 am
I like to sail for fun and pleasure never been interested in racing having been out of boating for about 15 years I wonder which boat would be more fun
Title: Re: what yacht
Post by: tigertiger on April 30, 2011, 03:36:44 pm
Probably not much in it.

I have sailed my Vic in a gale. Great fun, even if she does broach a lot and porpoise when running  :D :D