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CJ1

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IOM
« on: May 18, 2012, 08:13:15 pm »

Meyhemers,

I've just bought a secondhand Bantock "Image" IOM (same hull as Ikon, different deck).

I didn't realise just how much fun IOMs are; how responsive and how competitive!! Is there anyone else out there racing these things, or are you all too busy tweaking them to post here?
 


Chris
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john44

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Re: IOM
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 09:03:21 pm »

Hi Chris, we at the Potteries Model Boat club have club races and have a sailing course marked out with bouys at  Westport Lake
for 8 months of the year, and yacht,s are sailed Wed, & Sunday. Most yachts are IOM, Widget, Gadget, Cockatoo,s etc.

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tony23

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Re: IOM
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 10:06:17 pm »

Hi Chris,
           I just been racing today and will be again on Sunday I'm sure your going to get hooked on the sport. you have a well proven and fast boat there it's now down to you to learn how to tune it for best results. If you didn't know Gosport model sailing club have a stunning lake to sail on probably in the top 5 in the country http://www.gosportmybc.org.uk/ I also sail Marbleheads and 'A' Class yachts.
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Re: IOM
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 10:51:51 pm »

as you live in or near to poole , there is a club that opereate in poole park , would that not be more local to you than driving along to gosport ?
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 11:45:23 pm »

as you live in or near to poole , there is a club that opereate in poole park , would that not be more local to you than driving along to gosport ?

Poole Park is Ok but suffer with weed in the summer months unlike Gosport.
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Re: IOM
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 08:12:21 am »

dont think any lake is immune from having problems , gosport was itself closed for a time last year due to algea , its quite a drive up from poole , if there is a club thats almost on your doorstep , cj1 is also blessed with having some of the best  model yacht chandelers on his doorstep in bournmouth , who im sure would be able to help !
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