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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: newarcher on July 30, 2013, 09:01:58 pm

Title: proboat serenity
Post by: newarcher on July 30, 2013, 09:01:58 pm
hi does anyone have a proboat serenity and what are there experiances with it pros and cons etc thanks
Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: jaymac on July 30, 2013, 10:13:48 pm
Boomer has one and a search  would have thrown this up
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,43746.0.html (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,43746.0.html)
Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: Boomer on July 30, 2013, 11:15:58 pm
Newarcher,

After you've reviewed the information at the link Jay provided for you,  feel free to ask any questions you may still have. As I reported in the post, if you have the same choice that Jay had, I suggest getting a Faiwind lll - Why? It is the better sailing boat of the two and has a  better resale value to boot!  :-))
Again, both are very nice and worth consideration.
Boomer

Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: newarcher on July 31, 2013, 09:07:05 am
hi boomer thanks for the reply I have seen the fairwind in the flesh but not the proboat .one of the points these days has to be the price ,which I think is about 100 difference .at the moment I have a kyoshu fortune 612 and to be honest am disappointed in the build quality. being a newcomer to the hobby I am trying not to make any expensive mistakes !
Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: jaymac on July 31, 2013, 11:23:49 am
Newarcher have you checked Ebay there have been a couple of earlier Fairwinds gone  for around 80  or get a Victoria  good to learn on and also cheap on Ebay  I got one  less TX for 50
The Fortunes are actually raced at  the Local club in my place
Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: newarcher on July 31, 2013, 05:33:11 pm
thanks jaymac I will keep an eye out
Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: Boomer on August 01, 2013, 03:01:22 am
hi boomer thanks for the reply I have seen the fairwind in the flesh but not the proboat .one of the points these days has to be the price ,which I think is about 100 difference .at the moment I have a kyoshu fortune 612 and to be honest am disappointed in the build quality. being a newcomer to the hobby I am trying not to make any expensive mistakes !

newarcher,
I have a 612 as well - when sailing this boat it's important to keep in mind it is a "light weather boat. Also, the factory sails are really too large for the boat in winds of any significance. The 612 sails really well in very light conditions. With slightly smaller sails, you'd be pleasantly surprised at how much better it will sail.  :-))

I'd still stay with the Fairwind lll The Serenity has a drum winch set up which is not my favorite in a boat like these. And frankly, the Fairwind is a better sailing boat. To me that is the key factor. Posted pictures of boat boats servo set ups.
I much prefer a standard servo arrangement in this kind of boat. The Serenity drum set up has no tensioning devise which can lead to fouled sheets inside the drum cover. You can install one were you to opt for the Serenity.

Boomer
Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: newarcher on August 01, 2013, 06:35:13 pm
thanks boomer looks like its going to be the fairwind
Title: Re: proboat serenity
Post by: Boomer on August 01, 2013, 10:55:08 pm
thanks boomer looks like its going to be the fairwind

newarcher
I am confident you will enjoy the Fairwind. Look forward to reading your comments once you get it home and unpack it!
Enjoy!
Boomer