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#1 jims123 Jan 23, 2011 05:31 PM

Its ODOM time in sunny San Diego
 
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Hi There,
Before we get started..here are some links you may find useful:

http://odomusa.ning.com
http://www.sandiegoargonauts.com/page3.html
http://game.finckh.net/indexe.htm
http://www.modelyachting.com/
www.rcsailtalk.com
http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/forum.php
http://www.mya-uk-forum.org.uk/news.php
http://nbrcsc.ning.com/photo/ll-june...context=latest
http://nbrcsc.ning.com/photo/img0884...context=latest

San Diego Weather related:
http://w9if.net/cgi-bin/torreywx/wx.pl
http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...=KSAN&state=CA
http://www.wunderground.com/swf/Rapi...ion=KCASANDI89
http://www.wunderground.com/weathers...ID=KCASANDI107
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwher...ast&model=true
simply type "windspeed" into http://www.wolfram.com/

Parts and Accessories:
http://www.sailsetc.com/
http://www.modelyachting.com/
http://www.radioyachtsuppliesaustralia.com
http://radiosailingshop.com.au
www.onlybatterypacks.com
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/show...ItemID=10413.7
http://servocity.com/html/hs-7950th_servo.html

Basic sailing technique:
http://www.uiowa.edu/~sail/skills/ra...#cont_attitude

Compliments of ThorSail (Allan)
from his 3x5 card file, US sailmakers.....

1)John Amen....(Petaluma,Ca)//amensails.com
email:sailamen@sonic.net---don't know which classes he does

2)BBJ Sails......Jess Atkinson.www.bbjsails.com
email:atkinfun@yahoo.com----Alameda,Ca.---ODOM sails

3)John B Sails....John Bottensek,www.johnbsails.com
email:johnbsails@att.net ---Jacksonville,Fl. ? EC-12 sails ONLY

4)Carr Sails....Rod Carr,www.carrsails.com
email:rodcarr@carrsails.com---Redman, Wa.---Carr does ALL classes

5)DRF Sails......Dennis Futterlieb,email:dfutter@msn.com---Leesburg,Fl. NO

6)KB Sails....Ken Bauser,email:kbsails@aol.com --- Waterbury,CT.
I believe this guy has all the Chuck Black patterns now....

7)Sirius Sails..Bob Szczepanski,//home.rr.com/siriussails,
email:siriussails@nc,rr,com --- North Carolina---NO

8)Spider Sails.....R.Folland,email:rfolland@videotron.ca
Canada, Soling 1M sails ONLY

9)Ultra Smooth Sails...Mark Mason,www.myrc.org/ultrasmooth/ultrapri.htm
email:m.mason3657@sbcglobal.net --- Costa Mesa,Ca.----ODOM sails

10)Vector Sails-Jake Leo,www.vector-sails.com
email:vectorsails@yahoo.com ---Essex,Ct/---ODOM sails

11)Vision Sails-BrianSims,www.visionsails.com
email:visionsails@insightbb.com---Louisville,Ky.---ODOM sails

12)Walrus Sails-Dennis Desprois,www.ddesprois-rc-boats.com
email:dddset@yahoo.com --- Scottsdale,Az.----ODOM sails

13)Windjammin Sails-Scott Rowland,www.beanbag.com/wjsails.htm
email:scott@beanbag.com --- Spring Valley,Ohio---ODOM sails

apologies for any typos, can do UK/NZ sailmakers next time !
EDIT---I had to go and separate the email addy's off same line as website ,or you can't click it
Allan

and there is Louis C. Porro of Capo Sails here in San Diego CA.. (e-mail only) rcsrl3000@yahoo.com

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Hello Everyone,
I'm a novice at sailing RC.. but find my addiction took hold after a stint with some cheap HobbyKing Discovery 500's and after searching several months, bought a used ODOM (One Design One Meter) locally here in San Diego last week.

I've just started to get my feet wet with it, Got a lot of great tips from the prior owner, and several of the great guys that sail them here in San Diego. YOU likely have tips and tricks that will help me get the most of sailing .. please do chime in and say Hello.

I find the ODOM to be an exceptionally nimble 1 Meter and I couldn't believe how it accelerates, yet it's stable and a ton a fun to sail. Guys here in San Diego that own them rarely part with them so i feel very lucky to have found it. I have raced a bit and know I still need to learn the rules and practice 1st..

I bet you could help me and other ODOM owners here too, and you may have lots of stories about your own adventures with yours.. Please do feel free to share any of you own tall ODOM tales too..

#2 rsgault Jan 23, 2011 11:52 PM

Congratulations on the new to you ODOM. I will have to come down to SD again and sail with you and the rest of the ODOMs from the Argonauts. It has been several years since my brother and I have raced in SD. Hope we can meet up. If you're ever in Riverside on Sun. we meet at Fairmount park, come sail with us.

Rich Gault
ODOM 392

#3 8387mike Jan 24, 2011 01:56 AM

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I haven't raced it yet.. need to learn the rules and practice 1st..
The best way to learn the rules is get out there and race, but don't forget the biggest rule "HAVE FUN":D

#4 jims123 Jan 24, 2011 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by rsgault (Post 17196509)
.. come sail with us.

Rich Gault
ODOM 392

Rich,
Thank you for the invite . I may take you on it some day and Yes I hopw to see you down here in SD at the Pond soon..:D:D
JimS

#5 jims123 Jan 24, 2011 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by 8387mike (Post 17196966)
The best way to learn the rules is get out there and race, but don't forget the biggest rule "HAVE FUN":D

Mike
I hear ya, and know you're right, but frankly I find it a bit intimidating..
there's no Air-Brake..

if you look close in a coupel of the picts you can see a temp Bumper added on the bow.. i really fear hitting someone else's boat

Have also been going to this site to learn the basic rules a bit.. just reading them alone seems to put me to sleep..

http://game.finckh.net/indexe.htm

Regards,
JimS

#6 Boomer1 Jan 24, 2011 10:18 AM

Jim
Look at you, and you were wondering if you'd like this. You are now a sailor! You are going to be the go to guy, and all of us will be coming to you for advise.:cool:

I have sold a few of my FEs in the last week, and am ramping back up on my wind powered boats. Have my eye on a new boat to add to the fleet. I haven't been down to the "ranch" for a time, taking care of a sick dog, he is better now and ready to travel. I am looking for some sailing and flying this coming weekend.

Congrats on your new boat, and for continuing to grow in this great sport/hobby.
Great stuff my friend!:D
Boomer

#7 gpzy Jan 24, 2011 11:39 AM

Good choice on the ODOM. Always a wise choice to pick a boat that has a fleet to sail and race with. San Diego is a great place to sail.

#8 jims123 Jan 24, 2011 01:15 PM

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Congrats on your new boat, and for continuing to grow in this great sport/hobby.
Great stuff my friend!:D
Boomer


Boomer,

Thanks a lot.. please do let me know when your coming . I'd really like to meet up.. but as to me giving ANY advice .. I'm no where close to being comfortable at doing that.. it's like most things .. the more you get into it .. the more you realize how little you really know.. and I know just that.. how little I really do about ODOMs or sailing in particular .

One thing I did find of value flying RC gliders and now sailing RC is this weather site here in San Diego gives you a pretty good approximation of the actual wind speed and direction in near real time here.. it will vary some times significantly of course at the actual site.. but for a quick glance I don't know if a better real time update closer that's to where I sail..

http://www.wunderground.com/swf/Rapi...ion=KCASANDI89

http://www.wunderground.com/weathers...ID=KCASANDI107
this ones more accrate for Mission bay,
but without the real time Flash update page the the SD Yacht club has over there on the SD Bay ..

#9 jims123 Jan 24, 2011 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by gpzy (Post 17199903)
Good choice on the ODOM. Always a wise choice to pick a boat that has a fleet to sail and race with. San Diego is a great place to sail.

Thanks..completely agree.. the Soling 50, IOM, footy and ODOM classes seem most popular here in San Diego. And that added dimension .. sailing with others in a nearly identical boat, really makes it an interesting challenge for sure..

Regards, JimS :D:D

#10 jims123 Jan 24, 2011 05:03 PM

How do you pack your Boat for transport?
 
I'm interested in hearing or seeing picts of some options that make sense..

Like perhaps many of you.. I need to be able to get the boat into the water, out, sprayed down with fresh water, wiped down, and then packed safely in the back of a pickup truck.. How do you do yours please?

I'll share some picts soon of what I'm thinking will work.. and how I will soon be packing mine but I'm just curious.. and wondering what works for you? I know there's all sorts of ways to skin a cat here on this transport topic.. I worry about it shifting in transit and the folding stand or chair rolling into the rudder in particular.
.. and :D:D

#11 poltergeist Jan 24, 2011 05:10 PM

To transport my ODOM....I've got a sailbox that goes in the bed of my truck for the rig and sails. The boat sits on it's stand which is strapped in place behind the seats (extended cab Nissan pickup). I just throw a soft towel over the boat to pad it a bit should it shift side to side. Works fine...no damage so far.

Kevin

#12 gpzy Jan 24, 2011 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by poltergeist (Post 17202919)
To transport my ODOM....I've got a sailbox that goes in the bed of my truck for the rig and sails. The boat sits on it's stand which is strapped in place behind the seats (extended cab Nissan pickup). I just throw a soft towel over the boat to pad it a bit should it shift side to side. Works fine...no damage so far.

Kevin

Thats how i do it also. Boat in the cab, sail box strapped in the bed. Just make sure the sail box is closed properly. Nothing like watching a set of sails fluttering at 70mph in the rear view mirror.:D

#13 poltergeist Jan 24, 2011 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by gpzy (Post 17203540)
Thats how i do it also. Boat in the cab, sail box strapped in the bed. Just make sure the sail box is closed properly. Nothing like watching a set of sails fluttering at 70mph in the rear view mirror.:D

I always loop a piece of line around the lid of my box.....just in case.....

...and as far as freshwater wash, when I was sailing in the salt (at Mission Bay), I carried a pressurized garden sprayer full of fresh water. Quick, easy washdown before hitting the road.

#14 rsgault Jan 24, 2011 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jims123 (Post 17198295)
Rich,
Thank you for the invite . I may take you on it some day and Yes I hopw to see you down here in SD at the Pond soon..:D:D
JimS

Jim,

I know it's a distance for you to drive, but if you want some low key practice racing, I will be setting up a course and start line at Fairmount park in Riverside on selected Sundays. I will be happy to send you e-mail reminders of the dates ahead of time. We would love to have you join us.

Rich Gault

#15 jims123 Jan 24, 2011 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rsgault (Post 17204266)
Jim,

I know it's a distance for you to drive, but if you want some low key practice racing, I will be setting up a course and start line at Fairmount park in Riverside on selected Sundays. I will be happy to send you e-mail reminders of the dates ahead of time. We would love to have you join us.

Rich Gault

Rich
is this it?
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=e...,0.011222&z=17

I'm gonna take you up on the offer some time.. I have In-laws in Ontario CA bout 20 minutes away and we go up there to visit pretty often.. I'll PM a head's up some weekend when we do next time.. I was hoping there was a pond up there.. Thanks.. JimS


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