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Dekan

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Low draft Yacht
« on: June 20, 2010, 12:38:50 PM »

I was thinking of building a Thunder Power Victoria, but I have had to shelve the idea, as the pond I want to use is only about a foot deep :((
A Robbie Rainbow 11 is ok and a Comtesse  should be ok a 210mm draft.

Any other Yacht Kits with a low draft I should consider? I have been told that a Micro Magic is just about ok if the pond is full... <:(
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 08:56:52 PM »

You might try a Cat or a Trimaran
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 10:25:11 PM »

Not thought of that jimmy... any kits I should look at?
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Islander1951

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 09:21:13 AM »

I just (roughly) measured the draft on my Thunder Tiger Victoria, and it's under ten inches.
So if you have a foot of water, should be fine.
My opinion; forget the R.Rainbow, horrible! 

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 10:57:56 AM »

Im not sure but could you not take a standard hull design and fit a Bilge Keel of half the size of the normal keel, so 12" keel = prob a 7" Bilge keel.
Just an idea  :-)
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 11:21:38 AM »

Fit an Australia type winged keel as seen on the Largs MBC galleons. I'm sure Norry could send you a photo if asked. (ie sit the hull on a half inch thick lead plate - works as a stand as well!)
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 10:45:14 PM »

Thanks for the info guys, I will have another look at the Victoria again and this time take a ruler ok2

The wing and bilge keel idea are interesting ideas but i'm not up on them...More research required
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 03:16:59 AM »

My Thunder Tiger Victoria is 9 inch draft. No problem in shallow water.

Stay away from the cheap Chinese RTRs. Guaranteed to dissapoint.
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 07:40:55 PM »

Thanks Tiger, They have new yacht called the Odyssey... The Victoria seems to out of stock with most LHS in the UK... Has it been replace by the Odyssey?
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 03:22:14 AM »

The Victoria is still in existance. It has a big following'

The Odyssey is also significantly smaller.

Vic. 78cm
Ody 61cm

17cm at that scale is a BIG difference.

I looked at the Odyssey before buying the Victoria. The former looks much smaller. In addition, size matters when it comes to performance. I am not sure how the Odyssey would fare in stronger winds.

Personally I would shop around and try to find someone who has a Victoria in stock. Or wait, or try another boat of about 80cm in length with a reasonable draft. I am not sure of the draft on the MicroMagic, another boat that comes highly recommended.
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 06:45:31 AM »

Tiger, As the pond I want to sailin in is very small, smaller may be better. The Micro magic works ok, but the keel grounds if the water level drops couple of inches.
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 09:36:07 AM »

Have you thought about building a 'footy'?
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 10:13:53 AM »

...Good Morning Guys...

There is a model of "PRINCE WILLEM" at Richmond...I will get some pictures of the keel and post them tomorrow...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 01:18:39 PM »

Hi All

       Go have some fun  try     http://www.aquataurmodels.com/index.html

    Only about 5" draft

     and great fun to sail

  Timo2  :-))
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 03:38:54 PM »

WOW !!!
they look ace  :-)
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 05:06:00 PM »

Have you thought about building a 'footy'?

Yep. but no kits in the UK....
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2010, 01:50:27 AM »

Yep. but no kits in the UK....

These kits may still be available. 30 + 3.50 p&p
http://footy.rcsailing.net/mya-kit.pdf
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 05:00:03 PM »

Hmm...The email address fails any idea Tiger how old the pdf is? Answered it myself I checked the file properties created in  2006....
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2010, 05:55:19 PM »

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2010, 07:50:56 PM »

Hi Dekan, I have just purchased a model of an 8metre yacht. This is being produced by a member of a local club. It is superb quality, comes with a colour choice, the hull is fitted with keel weight included, rudder fitted, deck and sails, all for a very reasonable 135. If tis sounds interesting PM me fo more details. By the way, the reason for your question in the beginning, it has a draft of about 9 inches.
Alan
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2010, 09:03:45 PM »

Thanks Alan, any pics?
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2010, 09:21:57 PM »

...Good Evening Guys...

Here are some pictures of the keel on "PRINCE WILLEM"
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2010, 09:52:13 PM »

Just the thing for a small pond  :}
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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2010, 11:26:09 AM »

Just the thing for a small pond  :}
Somewhere to put the small pond.  {-)

Just thought of another candidate for sailing in a shallow pond
http://www.rcmodels.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/45?osCsid=ab622827e6e488a45551297a02b62472
Aussie 11 benefits from a few mods, but is good for small, shallow ponds.  Hopefully its still available.
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Dekan

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Re: Low draft Yacht
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2010, 05:14:00 PM »

Somewhere to put the small pond.  {-)

Just thought of another candidate for sailing in a shallow pond
http://www.rcmodels.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/45?osCsid=ab622827e6e488a45551297a02b62472
Aussie 11 benefits from a few mods, but is good for small, shallow ponds.  Hopefully its still available.
That looks just about right.... I will google it
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