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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:34 PM
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And how long does it take to receive a new boat, years ?
I have heard 2 years, we have on in our club he used to sail a V7 and did very well but know he is winning nearly all the races.
That is how good the the boat is.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:46 PM
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different strokes for different folks! That's what is so great about the iom. For people who want the latest and greatest, they put their names on a list and wait. In the meantime they sail their current boat.

For those who want to build or design/build their own, they/we can admire the top boat (bp) and try to emulate it or try to improve on it.

For me i have tried it all...had tony g.'s old italiko and won races with it right off the bat. Then tried designing my own and realized it was more fun and satisfying to sail my own creation. I don't do as well but i'm having more fun. Try it you might like it.

If you do there's a free cad program called hullform designed for designing boats. It was made by the person who designed kookaburra for the acup in fremantle. Here's the link:

http://www.hullform.com/
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:08 PM
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It was the design side of things that first got me interested in R/C yachts.
I had designed boats for fun for many years but costs were one factor that prevented me from building.
All that changed when I found R/C sailing. Here was a way I could design, build and compete against others and if it did'nt work bin it at relatively little cost.
My designs quickly became competative at club and district level. I was allways convinced of the good performance but they lacked a top thumb on the stick.
All that changed when Ken and Trevor Binks had the faith to deviate from the tried and tested boats (they were then sailing TS2s) and I built an Isis for each of them.
As most know they were both top performers at national and international levlel with the Vancouver worlds being the highlight.
I am sure that there are many very capable designs, both boats and sails out there but with top competitors rarely prepared to trust there own instincts as the Binks brothers did then they will continue to sail under the radar.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:33 PM
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I bet two V8s with good thumbs at the sticks with my own designed and build Spitfire with beginner thumbs at the sticks in a few races. If did that with a v8/britpop, weres the big victory in that? (opinion)
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:32 PM
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I beat two V8s with good thumbs at the sticks with my own designed and build Spitfire with beginner thumbs at the sticks in a few races. If I did that with a v8/britpop, where is the big victory in that? (opinion)
The big victory would be in doing it consistently in different conditions and on different days. It is my contention that with IOM`s "they all go the same speed" and it is the tuning and the sailing that makes for winners. Having a boat that accelerates out of a tack, points high, foots fast, does not stall, and is balanced so it sails itself, is the secret IMHO. That and the skill to put it in the right place at the right time. Funny thing is, the more I practice, the better I seem to go.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:43 PM
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How often do top IOM sailors sail? How can you beat people that have been sailing rc for over 15 years?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:57 PM
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How often do top IOM sailors sail? How can you beat people that have been sailing rc for over 15 years?
Good equipment, practice, and luck.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Good equipment, practice, and luck.
Everything you said is true but doesnt realy answer the qestion. Lol
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:17 PM
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How can you beat people that have been sailing rc for over 15 years?
Of course beating someone with 15 years experience is possible. You need 16 years experience to do it though.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Anyone selling a time machine?
I will take it at any price in cash.

Cheers
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:53 PM
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How often do top IOM sailors sail? How can you beat people that have been sailing rc for over 15 years?
Move to Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Move to Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK.

John
Is there a time machine there?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Move to Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK.

John
So true
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Why what do they do there?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Just went there in my rocket ship, looks like a great place to sail
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