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Old Jan 05, 2013, 06:08 PM
osito
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lite wind

Thank,s,what is considered lite wind ? and is there anything i have to do right away so that i do not sink this boat ? rigging ? modifications ?
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 06:24 PM
Ah, so its THIS again. . .
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well Sea trials went great . We sailed the Sparks Marina in light winds and had a great time even though it was like 32 degrees out.

The only modification I have made to this boat is to replace the clips on the lines.

For a beginner boat this is a fine boat I think. Although I dont race or anything like that, for taking your model out and having a relaxing time on the water I would think this is a great boat.

After reading through this thread, I can see how a lot of the guys on here have made modifications with an eye towards perfect handling, speed etc. But Im not worried about that, so, for me this is a fine model.

Everything you want is in the box. You can get started sailing with just a couple of minutes and some batteries.

Good luck to anyone thinking of getting this boat.

And to everyone on this thread who posted. You helped me decide to get this boat, and thank you for all your input.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Glad you enjoyed your boat on its first sail. Hope you have lots more sails. Ryan
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:36 PM
Location: The Flightline
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Thank,s,what is considered lite wind ? and is there anything i have to do right away so that i do not sink this boat ? rigging ? modifications ?
Where are you located? Where will you be sailing? Do you live near or hobby shop or are online purchases your preference?

Also, will you be racing or a member of a club?
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Cheaper boats also at HobbyKing www.hobbyking.com - some tinkering required but not much. I have had a Surmount for a while - lovely boat, just added a Monsoon to the fleet - even better than the Surmount...

There are a few basic (simple) things to do to these to get them seaworthy (mainly taping the hatch so it does not let water in!)....
Easy for you to say! I'd race more from HK, if I lived in Australia, too.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Osito, I would consider light wind for the vela to be less than 8 miles an hour. I would suggest reading about some of the Vela mods on this thread. Ryan
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 06:32 PM
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transporting a Vela ?

How do you transport a Vela ? I can see taking off the keel ,still leaves alot of boat. thanks !
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 06:35 PM
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were to buy ?

The best and only price i have seen is $349.99, any better deals ?
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:52 PM
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Transporting a Vela is easy. Take the rig off it and it becomes a more manageable size. Keel can be removed pretty easily to if need be. Watch Ebay and tower does offer money off when you buy more than 100 dollars. I get the specials in my email all the time. Ryan
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 09:52 AM
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thank,s for the help !
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 06:01 PM
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My Vela is in the mail !
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 10:19 PM
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Osito,
Is this your first saiboat? If so read the thread carefully and consider what others have done and the info available on the boat, good and bad. Ryan
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:30 AM
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This is my first rc.I got 10% off at my local hobbie store.I was thinking of getting a fishing pole incase i get stuck in the lake here ?Also i have been reading here ,Do i need to up grade the rigging ? Ryan ,thank,s for your help
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:33 AM
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I would as the line that comes with the boat has seen some rig failures. It would be on my list of modifications. Ryan
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:38 AM
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what should i use ?
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