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Old Feb 09, 2013, 06:45 AM
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The question is what you declare the IOM to be. If it is declared a toy then lead will be an issue. The EU passed legislation, sometime late 2011 if my memory serves me right, banning lead from all toys! That is why the boats coming from China no longer have a lead bulb as they are sold as toys.
I have shipped two boats within the EU in the past 6 months declared as RC boats without any trouble. One went with TNT the other with GLS aka ParcelForce.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 07:17 AM
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The question is what you declare the IOM to be. If it is declared a toy then lead will be an issue. The EU passed legislation, sometime late 2011 if my memory serves me right, banning lead from all toys! That is why the boats coming from China no longer have a lead bulb as they are sold as toys.
I have shipped two boats within the EU in the past 6 months declared as RC boats without any trouble. One went with TNT the other with GLS aka ParcelForce.
Agreed i do know the US guys use the Toy label for customs,but again we are speculating.Only Graham Lorna and the buyer really know what's going on here.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 04:21 PM
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BOR is almost finished, just doing the final small jobs today. Tomorrow she should have her maiden but I doubt the racing will be on due to the forecast. Here's a shot of her bow, note the freeboard runs seamlessly into the foredeck.
looks really great
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 06:26 PM
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BOR is almost finished, just doing the final small jobs today. Tomorrow she should have her maiden but I doubt the racing will be on due to the forecast. Here's a shot of her bow, note the freeboard runs seamlessly into the foredeck.
FWAL

Your new boat's bow looks a lot like my PP3's bow I built last year. See pic below (centre one). I found mine didn't have enough volume down low forward. In chop upwind. Mine sailed like a tugboat (ha-ha) upwind. I hope you have better luck than me. Your quality looks fabulous!

I got the idea from the Open 650 that trounced everyone in the transatlantic race a couple of years ago. That was mostly downwind.

Tomorrow my PP4-2 gets its maiden voyage. Tis the season for news boat.

David
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:28 PM
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BOR is almost finished, just doing the final small jobs today. Tomorrow she should have her maiden but I doubt the racing will be on due to the forecast. Here's a shot of her bow, note the freeboard runs seamlessly into the foredeck.
Looks great FWAL and fantastic finish for prototype. Interested to hear how BOR goes. If well, will you be producing?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 05:26 AM
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BOR-rilliant

Thanks for all the kind comments.
In reality there are a few dust spots but overall I was very impressed with the Epifanes 2K paint. I doubt I'll ever commercially build IOM's but perhaps if one of my designs were competitive enough I would consider producing plans for the DIY'er.
I'm releived to have finished and will be going to the lake shortly to see if she sinks . As I thought the racing has just been cancelled due to the rain so I'll just go for a sail.
I've updated my BOR build RC blog here;
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=340972
Please don't hesitate to use the comments facility in the blog to ask questions in regard to the build. At the end of the day it's all about enjoyment, both building and racing. Winning is just a bonus
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Very nice design - could you give some more info on this boat ?
Fox
Here's some more photo's of the Cracka bt Jeff Byerly.

Photos from: http://mainboom.blogspot.it/
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for all the kind comments.
In reality there are a few dust spots but overall I was very impressed with the Epifanes 2K paint. I doubt I'll ever commercially build IOM's but perhaps if one of my designs were competitive enough I would consider producing plans for the DIY'er.
I'm releived to have finished and will be going to the lake shortly to see if she sinks . As I thought the racing has just been cancelled due to the rain so I'll just go for a sail.
I've updated my BOR build RC blog here;
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=340972
Please don't hesitate to use the comments facility in the blog to ask questions in regard to the build. At the end of the day it's all about enjoyment, both building and racing. Winning is just a bonus
Epifanes never used or seen their 2k paint but they are known in the boating industry for the best quality varnish,i've seen 12 sprayed coats on a spruce mast like glass.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:34 PM
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I think it may be time to sell a boat, or two !
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:24 PM
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I think it may be time to sell a boat, or two !
He who has the most toys wins! - Unless he's married, in which case all rules change
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Today was launch day and maiden voyage for PP4-2. Winds were virtually or literally non-existent but it gave me a good chance to see how a narrow and hard chine DIY boat can go in drifting conditions against some high-quality professionally designed and built boats.

For a look at our drifting conditions and my excited black lab, see the link below. Thanks Fred!


Porky Pig 4 Maiden Voyage (2 min 46 sec)


Now it's time to start designing PP5.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:21 AM
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With Labs having such "soft" mouths, maybe train him to be a rescue dog ! ???
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:37 PM
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I think it may be time to sell a boat, or two !
Well I'll take that old green thing off your hands :-)
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Today was launch day and maiden voyage for PP4-2. Winds were virtually or literally non-existent but it gave me a good chance to see how a narrow and hard chine DIY boat can go in drifting conditions against some high-quality professionally designed and built boats.

For a look at our drifting conditions and my excited black lab, see the link below. Thanks Fred!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQhDFVmqXlU

Now it's time to start designing PP5.
I think i just wasted 3 minutes of my life watching that
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:16 PM
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I think i just wasted 3 minutes of my life watching that
I did warn you. It's your own fault.

Cheers
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