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#1 jpatters Oct 27, 2007 08:29 PM

Tippecanoe T37 video
 
I would appreciate any opinions/comments regarding the performance of the T37 after watching this video:

http://www.modelsailboat.com/Images/reg05lg.wmv

Other videos are available at the site.

Some info on the boat:
http://www.modelsailboat.com/t37sail.html
http://www.tboats.com/rc-sail.html

I'm not concerned with what's being sailed in my area or AMYA registrations. I'm just trying to determine if this boat performs well.

Thanks,
Jack

#2 MILLERTIME Oct 27, 2007 09:40 PM

After watching the video I woulg get a Voyager or Seawind.

#3 5oceans Oct 27, 2007 11:12 PM

Nice video. The video made me want to buy another RC yacht.

#4 Blackhawk32 Oct 28, 2007 02:01 PM

they look like beautiful boats. i still hope to get one some day.
i noticed that there's no boom vang. http://www.modelsailboat.com/rc-sail.html would it improve its performance?

#5 suirendoujin Oct 29, 2007 07:16 AM

Do you like to build?
 
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If so,then T37 could be a good R/C sailboat for you. It is probably one of very few R/C sailboat kits currently available where you have to actually build the hull. And the hull is made up of 5 pieces of mahogany ply. The kit is quite comprehensive. It comes with laminating epoxy (West Systems), cabosil, epoxy brush and all necessary hardware. I have one in the works. The only factor preventing me from completing mine is space. Once I attach the keel to the hull, I KNOW! I will have a very difficult time finding a place to put her inside the house. Space IS a premium here in Tokyo! :o
BTW, when placing an order, dont forget to request sail colors. They are quite accomodating in this respect. A nice customer service. ;)

#6 jpatters Oct 29, 2007 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackhawk32
they look like beautiful boats. i still hope to get one some day.
i noticed that there's no boom vang. http://www.modelsailboat.com/rc-sail.html would it improve its performance?

The boat designer said that they have seen very little differerence when racing the T37 with or without a vang, although it may help some downwind. If desired, a boom vang could be added easily.
I too think they are beautiful boats, with apparently good peformance, and will be fun to build. So I ordered one today.

#7 Blackhawk32 Oct 29, 2007 02:31 PM

nice. congrats! build log... build log... build log!!!

#8 pompebled Oct 31, 2007 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MILLERTIME
After watching the video, I would get a Voyager or Seawind.

The conditions in the video would not make a Voyager or a SeaWind perform a lot better.
All things considered, the relative small sailsurface seems to fit the circomstances.

I try to avoid sailing my Voyager in such chop, the location in the video would make me consider to drive to the other shore...

Regards, Jan.


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