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Old Jan 15, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Sailing in my kitchen

The ponds are frozen here. thats my only excuse
6.5 inch hull. 1/64 ply construction
hard to see but second channel attached to sail
4x7foot pool 1 box fan
3 turns up wind to the other end not bad
will try to get video. very fast little boat
thanks Bill Lowe
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 10:18 PM
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sorry guys posted in wrong area..not scale will see if they will move to sailboats
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 11:13 PM
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You could tag that one with Monty Python's famous line... "And now for something completely different!"

I take it you must have one very understanding wife, not to mention a large kitchen.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 09:36 AM
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You should cart this entire setup over to the local library. The kids there would love to see it !
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Now that's really neat. Some guys will do anything to go sailing. Great idea. Pete
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 01:41 PM
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cool even if sailing boats. Dock Talk would be another place to post this as you are going to get some serious epractice in with that set up!
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 03:36 PM
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I'll bet you don't have any cats or dogs.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Very nice, Bill, thanks for posting.

Could you give some details about your pond, please, Problems solved, etc.

You might also post a link over on the Microboats forum:
http://www.rcgroups.com/micro-and-sub-micro-boats-696/
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 01:32 PM
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very cool, excellent work!
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 02:33 PM
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thanks everybody..
pool is 2x6 pine boards.plastic liner. before I filled with water i tested air above for back swirl created by fan. notice is cornered to room because of air circulation in room.
1 dog who loves to swim.. was hard first couple of days
2 young kids,enjoy it as much as i do.u can see the legos near pool
wife.....well it would take a very understanding one...
I am working to kit the small boat but got side tracked on this cat..
6.75 inch.. 15 grams
was too light to tack well... but that is nature of cat
in pic is 9 " cat hull...was too fast for little pool
thanks again for interest
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 02:41 PM
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r u using those ultra micro plane 5in1 esc for these boats? i will do it in garage, not in kitchen. At least no one going to kill me if the pond leak. nice invention.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 02:43 PM
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I think they are great... it takes pond sailing yachts down a size...you can have full regattas in a gardens fish pond...
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 03:10 PM
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yes parkzone bricks. the garage is a much better place..u only loose your parking spot not your dining room table. cant tell u how happy i was next morning to find dry a kitchen... explain that to insurance guy
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:16 PM
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well it did not take long to get my nephew over for races.

pic of simple sail rigging
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:40 PM
14s 180mah should be enough...
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Looks good, Bill! Glad to see the laser is still getting a workout!!

Tim
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