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link43mk

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new to yachts
« on: July 21, 2007, 11:53:53 pm »

hi i have just bought a KYOSHO SEAWIND  model yacht from someone i know i did it on the spur of the moment.not till i got it hope it struck me i no nothing about this type of hobby.are these models any good are they easy to sail i live in milton keynes and dont even know were i can sail it any help please ::)
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Re: new to yachts
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 04:12:19 am »

Hi Link

Seawind is an OK boat.

If you have built an airfix kit you can do this.
You will also need to buy a sail servo. These are more powerful than a standard servo. The instruction will tell you what thype of sevo you need, sail winch or sail arm.

If you google you will find lots of stuff on the seawind. Including build logs, hints and tips on how to improve or modify the boat, and more

Sailing is good fun and relaxing. Enjoy
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Re: new to yachts
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 09:35:02 am »

Hi Link
I think you will find model yachting an enjoyable hobby. If you get to Furzdon (spelling?) Lake at Shenley, the Two Rivers Model Yacht Club Meets there on the far side of the lake to the main road. I don't live there - my son does - so I can't tell you much more except they definitely meet on Sunday mornings and I'm sure you will get any advice needed from them.
Happy sailing

MikeK
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Re: new to yachts
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 03:56:43 pm »

these guys will be able to help you http://www.swannies.co.uk/ the milton keynes model yacht club
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link43mk

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Re: new to yachts
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 05:10:39 pm »

hi thanks for your reply's very helpful just got to go and make a fool of myself now.furzton lake is only 2 miles from me did'nt know a club used it.
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Re: new to yachts
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 06:31:59 pm »

Just had a thought that the lads at Furzton (I thought I had it wrong !) go under Two Islands MYC not Two Rivers as I said. Evidently named after the two small islands that border their sailing area.

MikeK
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link43mk

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Re: new to yachts
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 10:19:00 pm »

HI THANKS AGAIN I HAVE FOUND THE WEBSITE WITH YOUR HELP http://www.mk2islandsryc.org.uk/
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Re: new to yachts
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007, 09:00:58 am »

Glad to have been of help. I was down there two Sundays ago and they were sailing Lasers, so it looks like it varies which class sails on that day.
Cheers

MikeK
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