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smartie59

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which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« on: October 31, 2015, 05:41:58 pm »

Hi all, since my time away from my start at model boat building due to selling up and moving to the midlands. I am looking for a yacht almost water ready to get some sailing in while I work on my two project. Have a new tx- tr
so I hope to save if I can get a kit with a discount for supplying own radio . size close to 1mt,
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 09:07:48 pm »

Locate the nearest local model yacht club and visit them at their sailing site.  One boat for pottering about, inevitably turns into some sort of a race when the next boat shows up.  Best if the boats are of the same class, so avoid picking the wrong one by seeing what the local club sails, and choosing that. :-)
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 11:55:17 pm »

Look at the Dragonforce,comes in various packages to suit [R/C Yachts].Maybe not for the purist yachtsman,but I was in a similar position and I love mine.Plenty on YT to see them.Good luck.LakesideBob.
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 01:34:31 am »

Size is also a consideration. A 1m boat assembled is huge, compared to one of 75 to 80cm.
A 1m will need to be derigged every time. One of 75-80 will usually fit into most cars without disassembly.


Two popular choices not mentioned yet.


I have a Thunder Tiger Victoria (78cm). It is 90% assembled in the box, and will fit into the back seat area of a medium family saloon if you put it on the floor and tilt it at an angle. Not tried it in a small saloon.  About 95 quid


Graupner micro magic is also a similar size but more expensive and higher quality. Basic model about 135 quid. I am not sure how much assemble this requires.
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015, 09:37:54 am »

Will look at ut and check out yachts,as for fitting in to my car may not be a problem as the 3008 hatch has large rear access . which ones sell sail suits ?.smartie59
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 05:05:17 am »

probably not the cheapest but for my needs the best is Stockmaritime 3x1


http://www.stockmaritime.com/premium/?modellbau/310





[/size] [size=78%]
4 sets of sails
sails up to force 6/7 (oh yes i have tried it as well)
packs into carrying bag


had mine for 2 years out here sail of a beach 2/3 times a week and transport it by motorbike looks a sails as good as new
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2015, 08:19:05 am »

Everything you need for a 650mm Dragon Force.... http://www.abersochboatyardservices.co.uk/Dragon%20Force.php
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2015, 10:11:52 am »

 :-)) Victoria every time,a nice size of boat that fits into the car without taking all the sails and rigging off,you can get a lot of upmarket sails and bits to improve performance and a lot of clubs race them,all in all a nice sailboat....Ray :-)) :-)) :-)) 
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2015, 11:20:59 am »

Search around for a ready-built Robbe 'Comtesse'. A great sailer around 1mtr  and easy to sail in almost any winds. Short keel for easy shallow water sailing, and simple to carry in any small car without dismantling. So good I have owned 3.
Bob.
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 06:45:29 pm »

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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2016, 02:44:59 pm »

The Hobbyking offerings are not ready to sail.
Like all cheap boats they have (serious) flaws which should be addressed before it becomes a joy to sial them.

Regards, Jan.
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2016, 09:48:14 pm »

G'day "smartie59"
There are a number of possibilities worthy of consideration. A few have been named in previous posts. The Dragon Force 65 is a very popular boat and can be purchased with or without a radio. The DF 65 is probably the hottest selling boat right now. Another very popular boat is the Kyosho Seawind 1 meter. Sold complete RTR (with radio) The Victoria, another very popular boat is offered as a kit and as an RTR in some parts of the world. My friend Chumphon has mentioned the Stockmaritime 3x1 which is an amazing boat to be sure. The price tag is not so attractive to those of us less fortunate sailors here in the U.S.  ok2
A boat that has been extremely popular here in the U.S. is the Nirvana ll sold as an RTR currently on sale at sailrc.com (can be shipped to the UK) Another great boat mentioned is the Micro Magic -sold in kit form or as an RTR. Smaller boat that sails like a 1meter.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" as the old saying goes. It fits this situation because you have to like the boat - it's your money - your call. :-))
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Re: which yacht almost ready for sailing to Buy?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 10:28:18 pm »

Taking all the boats every one have mentioned thanks as I got a phantom ready to sail.
Thanks for the help but I need a 1 Mt, to sail.
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