Its ODOM time in sunny San Diego
Before we get started..here are some links you may find useful:
San Diego Weather related:
simply type "windspeed" into http://www.wolfram.com/
Parts and Accessories:
Basic sailing technique:
Compliments of ThorSail (Allan)
from his 3x5 card file, US sailmakers.....
email:email@example.com't know which classes he does
2)BBJ Sails......Jess Atkinson.www.bbjsails.com
3)John B Sails....John Bottensek,www.johnbsails.com
email:firstname.lastname@example.org ---Jacksonville,Fl. ? EC-12 sails ONLY
4)Carr Sails....Rod Carr,www.carrsails.com
email:email@example.com---Redman, Wa.---Carr does ALL classes
5)DRF Sails......Dennis Futterlieb,email:firstname.lastname@example.org---Leesburg,Fl. NO
6)KB Sails....Ken Bauser,email:email@example.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
Canada, Soling 1M sails ONLY
9)Ultra Smooth Sails...Mark Mason,www.myrc.org/ultrasmooth/ultrapri.htm
email:firstname.lastname@example.org --- Costa Mesa,Ca.----ODOM sails
10)Vector Sails-Jake Leo,www.vector-sails.com
email:email@example.com ---Essex,Ct/---ODOM sails
12)Walrus Sails-Dennis Desprois,www.ddesprois-rc-boats.com
email:firstname.lastname@example.org --- Scottsdale,Az.----ODOM sails
13)Windjammin Sails-Scott Rowland,www.beanbag.com/wjsails.htm
email:email@example.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
and there is Louis C. Porro of Capo Sails here in San Diego CA.. (e-mail only) firstname.lastname@example.org
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..
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.
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
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..
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
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 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..
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 ..
Regards, JimS :D:D
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
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.
...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.
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.
is this it?
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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