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About Sailingkid

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  • Birthday 07/16/1993

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    Geelong, Vic, Aus
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    Moths, A-Cats, speed, efficiency

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  1. Good place to start when looking for history of various race boats: http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire des 60'/W Liste.htm
  2. This looks like Walk on the Wild Side from the pictures-headed to Hobart according to the ad https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hobart-cbd/sail-boats/yacht-crew-wanted/1208822673?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=ios_social
  3. Wasn’t Alfa/Shockwave in 2002 a non-canter?
  4. Assuming the Admirals not a troll and returns to this thread one day, what about a small catamaran you could build yourself? About 10 years ago there was a fair bit of hype around the F12 class, I don’t think it ever really got going but I’m sure if you asked enough people someone would have the plans. They still look cool and I’m sure you’d get one around the track heaps quicker than you’d be able to sail a 14 at your weight. Dudley Dix also has something similar on his website.http://dixdesign.com/oppikat.htm Youll learn valuable skills that will save you money on
  5. Having spent yesterday afternoon on the couch watching almost all of the episodes on the channel since sailing got cancelled, I’d have to say it’s one of the best sailing channels on YouTube. Stacked full of useful information and very well presented. I hope he is able to keep the quality content going for the rest of the build and beyond!
  6. I sailed on one of them in Aus for about a year when I was 16. Best thing I ever did, made the 29er into a really really nice boat. Upwind speed on flat water was amazing, still good downwind. Shame they didn't catch on
  7. seen a few of these lying around boatyards.... they're pretty much all in the condition seen above...Kind of like the looks kind of like a predecesor to the O'pen bic That is an X3: http://sailextreme.com
  8. Saw this pop up on FB the other day: http://dudleydix.blogspot.com.au/?m=1 (Scroll down a bit)
  9. Does it have a system so you can use the windward foil to produce downforce, or less lift?
  10. Why doesn't the cat or the tri have fully battened mains? In a world of drag reduction being king I would have thought that would have been logical, or is that not done in the RC world? I'm amazed how patient Doug is, if I was living next to the water I would have had the boat on the water the second the batterys went in. Is there expected to be a bit of excess drag caused by the twisting motion induced by the leeway coupling on the batfoils? (E.g the leeway that causes the boat to come down on the L foils will make one side go up in this case and the other go down).
  11. I'd be interested to see how it goes without the t foil centerboard in over 10 knots, I have a feeling the drag reduction will be greater then the righting moment gained, even if you need to reef earlier to make up for the righting moment lost.
  12. Mine fell apart first time out, not a recommended purchase. A fun 5 minutes though.
  13. For sure, once I get my radio working!
  14. I ordered a couple of these to race last week, the force2 60 RC catamaran. Arrived today, can't get the radio to work yet but they seem ok for the price ($170 aus) for everything including radio and 2 rigs.
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