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tony23

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small yacht
« on: September 20, 2010, 07:22:35 PM »

Just siting in traffic and noticed on the other side of the road also sitting in traffic a car with a small yacht on a trailer it had a fixed keel and was about 8 feet long big enough for an adult to sit in and sail anybody know anything about these are they raced at all or just a pleasure craft (I think I want one) O0
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Re: small yacht
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 07:27:58 PM »

8ft long,and you want to sit in it and sail, %%,methinks you,d better put the Coastguard on your mob as a contact,..just in case {-)

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Re: small yacht
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 01:55:18 AM »

Fixed keel is unusual in a boat so small. They usually have a centreboard that lowers.

If you just want a fun boat to mess around with on the water, there are lots of small boats you can build yourself. Some under 8 ft.
A style called a 'pram' is popular. Being roughly square in plan view they have lots of room for thier length.

Have a look on the duckworks site for plans.
http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/r/plansindex/prams.htm

and another little sailer under 8 foot.
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Wasyl

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 10:26:14 AM »

An under 8 footer might be ok on the Yellow river,but anywhere ,other than an inland stretch of water,with calm waters,then i think you,d be in trouble,  %%

Wullie


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Re: small yacht
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 11:06:23 AM »

Was it one of these?

2.4 metre keelboat = ~ 8 feet long.

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Wasyl

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 11:15:30 AM »

Was it one of these?

2.4 metre keelboat = ~ 8 feet long.

Andy
It can,t be one of them,because according to your link, the LOA is 4.16m

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Re: small yacht
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 11:16:15 AM »

2.4mR Loa 4.16Metres (13ft 8in)

2.4mR is the rule they are built to.
It is the class used in the Paralympic sailing races


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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 01:54:40 PM »

2.4mR Loa 4.16Metres (13ft 8in)

2.4mR is the rule they are built to.
It is the class used in the Paralympic sailing races


Ned
So if i,m ever on "who wants to be a milliionaire, whereby the million pound question is,what length is a 2.4m yacht,and i say 4.16m do you think i,ll win {-)

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Re: small yacht
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 02:30:40 PM »

Not if they ask for the waterline length.
Thats what is meant by the 2.4MRule
Americas Cup Yachts had to comply to the 12mRule
again it's waterline length
Bow and stern overhang can be what the designer desires   8) 8) 8)

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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 05:49:59 PM »

Ive got one
LOL minature americas cup boat ,2 seater, front seat works the genny rear seat main sheet and joy stick to rudder
there must be about 1cwt in lead in the keel. took it a couple of times  scared the beeejeeezus out of me lol.
huge sail area mast must be at least 14 foot with running back stays. They are reputedly v safe and are used for
teaching handicapped sailors I believe
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Re: small yacht
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 01:20:24 AM »

A couple of years back, someon on here built a small replica of a cabined sailing boat of about 7ft long.

Same chap who then built a mini speed boat.

I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND IT.
Can anyone help find the thread please?
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Re: small yacht
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 06:47:32 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 07:13:46 AM »

Hi.
    RE: (I think I want one)  aye so you can put radio gear in it {-)  Sure it was`nt an A class model yacht they are @ 8ft long..

                                    frank..
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 02:33:10 PM »

A couple of years back, someon on here built a small replica of a cabined sailing boat of about 7ft long.

Same chap who then built a mini speed boat.

I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND IT.
Can anyone help find the thread please?

It's in the Your Boats bit of the main site:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers/andy_mcgarrity/1ndex.htm

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Re: small yacht
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010, 12:10:30 AM »

Thanks Rascal

That's the one
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2011, 07:25:45 PM »

Was it a Sunbird?  I saw one at the Glenridding sailing school many, many years ago.  A miniature keel yacht designed, originally, for disabled sailors.  If you look at the following link and search for sunbird there's one there:

http://www.northamptonsailability.org.uk/frames.html
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2011, 09:40:44 AM »

15 years ago nationwide boat sales at urmston nr chesterfield had a couple of single seater yashts for sale on a visit that were like a comtessa in shape that you sat in only your head was above the cockpit about 8ft long made of fiberglass i was told that they were used on rutland water who made them i dont know i nearly bought one ex said no i think they had blue hull white deck they were lovely just like the full size one
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 10:09:22 PM »

They have a fleet of International 2.4 Metres at Rutland SC.

The Int 2.4m's are about 13.5 - 14.5 feet long.

Illusions are 13 feet overall, the biggest fleet is in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2011, 07:11:59 PM »

little rascal they could be the ones very nice they seemed  slug
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