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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: Peter Fitness on October 27, 2007, 01:12:04 AM

Title: Hurricane 1000 IOM yacht
Post by: Peter Fitness on October 27, 2007, 01:12:04 AM
Does anyone have any experience and/or opinion of the Hurricane 1000 IOM ready to sail model yacht? I was thinking of having a go at sailing as a change from electric power, as we have access to some good sailing water nearby, and noticed the above model advertised and recommended by a respected marine model shop in Melbourne. I was looking for some independent opinions of users of this model.
Peter
Title: Re: Hurricane 1000 IOM yacht
Post by: romainpek on October 28, 2007, 03:29:25 AM
I did not sail it but I've seen it in the Beijing Model Exhibition 3 weeks ago. I even have a flyer from the company making it (Nanjing Beili Model).

It's a bit like a Monsoon 900, only bigger and the Sail winch has a whole loop system on the deck. As for the Monsoon, there is no real adjustable gooseneck and the jib lacks a "backstay" (?) (balancine in French).

It looks good.
Title: Re: Hurricane 1000 IOM yacht
Post by: Grunt44 on February 05, 2008, 02:09:06 AM
Does anyone have any experience and/or opinion of the Hurricane 1000 IOM ready to sail model yacht? I was thinking of having a go at sailing as a change from electric power, as we have access to some good sailing water nearby, and noticed the above model advertised and recommended by a respected marine model shop in Melbourne. I was looking for some independent opinions of users of this model.
Peter
There is always one listed on ebay , good pricing as compared to elsewhere  (Aust ) , I purchased the little brother , the Triumph800 , not had chance to sale as yet
Grant