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chuffy

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Swing rig hunt.
« on: December 02, 2016, 11:26:35 PM »

Can Anyone point me in the direction of a swing rigged RG65 size yacht, that would not need a lot of work to get on the water, not through lazyness but a never ending list of vintage boats that need restoration so no spare time and I love swing rig sailing. I sold my marblehead on, the one i bought from stavros as it was far too big for me to handle since i got rid of the large van I had.


( I don't want a footy size boat)



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Re: Swing rig hunt.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 07:46:35 PM »

This is a nice rg65 class yacht, which comes with 2 suits of conventional sails. It goes together quickly and sails well. It would take very little to fit a swing rig to it. I have one and it copes very well with a range of sailing conditions.


https://hobbyking.com/en_us/explorer-rg65-racing-yacht-p-p-without-transmitter-and-receiver.html
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Re: Swing rig hunt.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 07:53:17 PM »

The swing rig shouldn't present any problems, details attached. If in any doubt, it would be worth contacting PJ Sails who sell the Puma RG 65 hull.

https://iomdesign.wordpress.com/rigs/

http://www.pjsails.co.uk/
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Re: Swing rig hunt.
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 10:26:19 AM »

Reading my previous post. I think that I undersold the Affinity kit slightly.  While I said it comes with 2 suits of sails, it actually comes with two complete rigs of mast booms and sails. This makes the kit excellent value and makes changing  down in high winds extremely simple.
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Re: Swing rig hunt.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 03:05:10 PM »

I think that yacht is a dragonforce clone,
If so, it will have a hole just forward of the mast
Socket which will take a couple of 8 mm
ball races to accommodate a swing rig.
I have been thinking of the same idea.
The stock rigs are unstayed, just having
a backstay and jib connection and can be
changed in a minute or two.


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Re: Swing rig hunt.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 08:57:06 PM »

Many thanks for the replys so far guys, it does look as if I am not chasing the impossible dream after all.


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