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Pro Boat Ragazza 1 Meter Sailboat V2

The Ragazza V2 is a 1-Meter Sailboat that looks as cool as it is complete. You get literally everything you need for it right in the box including the AA batteries to run the electronics...

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The Ragazza V2 is a 1-Meter Sailboat that looks as cool as it is complete. You get literally everything you need for it right in the box including the AA batteries to run the electronics. It's designed for beginners to sailing, but experienced captains will have a blast as well. The hull is quality hand laid fiberglass, the sails are durable rip stop nylon, quality aluminum hardware is used, and it comes with an aluminum stand. The mast is easily removed so you can fit it in your car and the electronics are easily accessed with a removable hatch. What more could anyone want? The Ragazza is available for pre-order right now for $349.99 and is expected to be available in January. Learn more about the Pro Boat Ragazza V2 at Horizon Hobby.

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Old Dec 02, 2015, 03:01 PM
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Other than the crappy sails, it looks pretty nice. Way better than other RTS yachts I've seen.

Would like to see some specifications.
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What is different between this and the V1 Ragazza?
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Old Dec 02, 2015, 11:34 PM
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oh
I thought my Ragazza was version ll
)I made new custom sails
)removed the forestay
)added aft lower shrouds
)made a new rudder
)changed backstay to line w/bowsie adj.
)removed the drum and put in a 815B w/ double arm
)use a 6v NiMh battery pack for power
)next will be replacing the rigging screws
fun boat to sail !
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Video is worthless, I'd love to see this boat in some decent wind.... looks like the video was done on the most stagnate of days.
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Old Dec 04, 2015, 08:18 PM
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I've put one of these together for a bloke, and I'd have to say they are a strange mix of sophistication and utter rubbish.

The up side

The hull is very nice.
The booms look like Sailsetc knockoffs, or the real thing.

The down side

The side stay turnbuckles are rubbish, with sloppy fitting threads that simply pull out - you have to pack then with nylon or similar.
The back stay is similar and really needs a bowsie rather than the rubbish turnbuckle.
The mast spreader is flimsy and useless.
The mast needs lowers, and better spreaders, and even then I doubt it would controllable. Even in a moderate breeze it bends and flops about letting the forestay sag.
The hatch needs to sealed with tape. The magnetic hold downs are OK but the seal is almost non-existent.
In anything above a light breeze it's a real handfull.

If the boat was fitted with a proper IOM rig it may deliver, but as it is it's just a pond sailer for those balmy evenings.
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Old Jan 03, 2016, 11:24 AM
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Hi
I have recently purchased a Ragazza V2 and am looking for tips on
on an easier way of detaching the standing rigging and removing the mast and sails for transport.
This could be for example, changing the way the turnbuckles attach to the deck or the hooks attach to the mast. Also detaching the jib from the swivel on the foredeck.
As a newcomer to this size of yacht any help you can give would be much appreciated.
Thank you
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Old Jan 03, 2016, 05:26 PM
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Cormorant,
The method of attaching the standing rig to the boat, as supplied, is pretty much the standard that the vast majority of RC skippers employ.
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Thank you for that. Having read your comments about the quality of the turnbuckles, I am anxious to use them as little as possible.
I was hoping someone may have found a way of unhooking the mast stays without using them to release the tension.
Or replace them all with bowsies perhaps?
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Cormorant,

Bowsies will work, but it means that every time you set up you will need to ensure your mast is vertical. Returning them to a pre-set position will require a mark or a stop of some sort on the stay cord and it's not something I've seen done.

Most setups I've seen use the turnbuckles to make final adjustments to the side stays and then they are locked in position.
The hooks that go into the chain plates or deck eyes are usually bent at around 70 to 80 degree mark, with a long straight tang about 10- 15 mm long. By depressing the tang you can engage/disengage the hook.
I can't recall how the hooks on the Ragazza are shaped but I reckon they were curved so you'll need to modify or replace them.

The stays do not need a lot of tension as they are there only to stop the mast falling over.
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Thank you for the explanation. I will do as you suggest.
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Posted a picture of the Proboat's factory turnbuckles. Not too bad for a factory set up! There are a number of aftermarket choices available should you opt to modify your boat's set up. Posted some of those choices. I like to think of them as "rigging screws" but whatever the name they generally all work pretty well.
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Excellent, thank you. I am now spoilt for choice!
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 05:43 PM
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Pekabe makes some nice standing rigging parts.
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You are correct. I think the Pekabe products are the nicest, but are a tad pricey. Their quality is really noteworthy. I use a lot of the Sailsetc rigging screws, but got a few of the Pekabe items for a new project.
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