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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2017, 03:47:20 PM »

No, though I know it's an option. I've used tape on some and strong thread on  others to secure them.

Just realised, looking at my boat, that I've kept calling it an Infinity! Getting confused with the car!

   It really is worth putting a tiny dab of superglue on each knot
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2017, 03:54:14 PM »

   It really is worth putting a tiny dab of superglue on each knot


AND when set it enables the frayed ends to be snipped off leaving it nice and clean  :-))
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2017, 05:37:11 PM »

Will do but I'll replace the bowsies first.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2017, 06:02:29 PM »

Quite a handy bit of kit for trimming rigging thread are braid scissors from a fishing tackle shop . Either that or a very sharp scalpel blade.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2017, 06:28:24 PM »

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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2017, 08:08:59 PM »

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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2017, 09:57:49 PM »

Thin cyano wicks down the thread and can give a
rigid end to the line


Thick may be OK but I use a small dab
of nail varnish on the knot .
All my yachts have this treatment




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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2017, 04:19:02 PM »

My yacht is now registered with DF65 and RG65 so I have my sail numbers  :-))


Point to note A+ sails are not allowed in RG65 events


A bit of video with A sails today after everyone left because of no wind
https://www.facebook.com/Techno100/videos/10155453323462593/
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2017, 06:39:24 PM »

Same number or two different sets ?
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2017, 07:05:57 PM »

Despite variable wind conditions, sometimes when there was virtually none, just got back from an enjoyable afternoon sailng the Affinity for the first time and was very pleased with it.

Was only going to stop for a couple of hours but two other guys turned up with sailing boats and we were there for over 5 hours having impromptu races.

In light winds the boat went well enough but as the water level is about 18" below the banks I could do with fitting the bigger sails.   
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2017, 07:19:32 PM »

On the Affinity, I have decided to try the same and have ordered a set of high aspect sails from Catsails.  I had a spare main boom , jib boom and mast top bits bought with another project in mind and with a couple of bits of 7mm carbon fibre tube from the local model shop, now have a near max height mast set waiting for the sails.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2017, 07:21:12 PM »

Same number or two different sets ?


Registering with DF automatically registers with RG so same number  :-))


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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2017, 07:38:45 PM »

When I registered my Affinity with the RG65 site, I got the number 1045. Having bought the second one, when I registered it, I asked for a number ending in 45 to allow cross usage of sails, so I now have 1345 as well.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2017, 09:55:21 PM »

Might be a daft question but if you have two boats the same why can't you just register the once?

Having said that I guess you might want to take both boats to a race?

To me it would make more sense to register the skipper rather than the boats?

Also I can't see why, if you sell the boat, the registration goes with it. It's not as if each boat has a unique identifying number like a full sized boat or a car etc.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2017, 10:03:41 PM »

Might be a daft question but if you have two boats the same why can't you just register the once?

Having said that I guess you might want to take both boats to a race?

To me it would make more sense to register the skipper rather than the boats?

Also I can't see why, if you sell the boat, the registration goes with it. It's not as if each boat has a unique identifying number like a full sized boat or a car etc.

  Actually it does, in the sense that once you have your number, it is supposed to be displayed on the boat. From confirmation of your Rg65 number "The issued number is the boat registration number and should be permanently recorded on the inside of the hull as well as on the outside of the hull"

 I think that this is common to most classes of model yachts in the UK. Probably much more pertinent to those classes of yacht which have to be officially measured and certified, like my 6 meter for instance. With a "self certified" class like the RG65, perhaps not
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2017, 12:39:52 PM »

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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2017, 05:05:41 PM »

Maybe for you lads?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162590838799

  Thanks for that. The joy of the Affinity is that the kit includes 2 sets of masts, booms and sails ( A & B suits) within the box.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2017, 06:34:27 PM »

A little test of wind thingy
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2017, 07:25:29 PM »

That's neat, better than a bit of ribbon.

Did you make it or buy it?
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2017, 07:30:37 PM »

Made it. Seems to work but only a sea trial will tell
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2017, 07:47:03 PM »

  Actually it does, in the sense that once you have your number, it is supposed to be displayed on the boat. From confirmation of your Rg65 number "The issued number is the boat registration number and should be permanently recorded on the inside of the hull as well as on the outside of the hull"

 I think that this is common to most classes of model yachts in the UK. Probably much more pertinent to those classes of yacht which have to be officially measured and certified, like my 6 meter for instance. With a "self certified" class like the RG65, perhaps not


Thanks for the information. Just for fun club racing I was thinking of getting two identical boats but with different sized sails so that I didn't need to bother changing sails.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2017, 09:23:03 PM »

A bit of video, wind blowing from left  8)
https://www.facebook.com/Techno100/videos/10155458170022593/
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2017, 09:27:26 PM »


Thanks for the information. Just for fun club racing I was thinking of getting two identical boats but with different sized sails so that I didn't need to bother changing sails.

    Why not. Things within clubs are usually much more easy going. For example, last Saturday my club ran one of its Wee Nip series of races. Two members turned up with two complete boats ( each boat actually has their own class number) . They both began sailing a boat each but when two other members boats went u/s during the 15 races, they lent their second boats to those members so that they could continue sailing. Probably not the sort of thing that would be allowed in regional or national type racing.
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 Mylar sails and CREASES
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »

I've just received two sets of sails and both have creases despite being factory packaged, rolled up in boxes. This can only have been done by JOYSWAY  >>:-(


Question
Is there a way to remove them?
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Re: Dragonforce 65 V6 battery options
« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2017, 06:40:57 AM »

Hi,

Damp tea towel and a low temp iron should help, just be careful of the heat so try a sample first.

Regards,

Rich
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