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Old Mar 02, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Newbie trying to decide which RC sailboat

I'm a newbie looking to buy my first RC sailboat. I want something that is out-of-the- box ready (or pretty close to ready) that has a height of about 1 meter (because that seems like a nice size) although I have no real preference. I've read the Vela thread and that model seems to have some problems which have made be uncomfortable. I would appreciate some recommendations. Thanks!
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Not sure about your numbers. The Vela has a 2 meter height, but the AquaCraft Paradise has a height of 1.3 meters. I haven't read that much about the Paradise. You have to read into all complaints about a particular boat that those people are sailing in similar waters that you will or they were expecting more for their dollar.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:29 AM
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I'm a newbie looking to buy my first RC sailboat. I want something that is out-of-the- box ready (or pretty close to ready) that has a height of about 1 meter (because that seems like a nice size) although I have no real preference. I've read the Vela thread and that model seems to have some problems which have made be uncomfortable. I would appreciate some recommendations. Thanks!
It's always a good idea to indicate your location on your user profile, since it can affect what boats are available locally. Meanwhile have a look out for Nirvana, Victor V32 and Victoria, all very popular first boats and reasonably compact in size.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 10:32 PM
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If it was me I'd look for others in the area against which I could race, so would look for the same model if it's not out of the budget. This might not interest you now but in the future it would be nice to have that option.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Hi Guys!
Thanks VERY much for the replies. I've spent the evening researching the boats you mentioned. The V-32 and Nirvana seem the best choices. BTW, I'm in south Florida.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Hi Guys!
Thanks VERY much for the replies. I've spent the evening researching the boats you mentioned. The V-32 and Nirvana seem the best choices. BTW, I'm in south Florida.
Since you have expressed interest in a Nirvana, it might of interest to visit the Nirvana thread on this forum. Perhaps the most active thread on the forum.

I have both boats you mention among others. The Nirvana ready to sail sells for $269.00 including shipping from sailrc.com
If you want a ready to sail V 32 Victor models sells them for $379.99 plus shipping cost. You can buy a kit for a lot less.

The Nirvana is with out to much debate is the best first boat out there. The V 32 is a terrific boat - perhaps more basic in design - but a very nice boat.

You can't loose with either one.

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Old Mar 03, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Hi, can you buy RC Lasers in your part of the world, strong, basic bumper car of the yacht world, 3 different sail sizes, quick and simple from packed away for transport, to ready to sail
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Domestic source for Lasers is sailrc.com There are pictures, video, specifications details and prices. The laser starts at about $489.00

Great choice if the price fits your budget.

http://www.sailrc.com/products/rc-laser/
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:09 PM
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grubmans,

Sorry about my misunderstanding your question. I see now you meant length of hull not height. Seems general consensus is for the Nirvana even though I went ahead and bought the $150 1M Phantom.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Guys
There are many very nice RC yachts out there the a with in the reach of most would sailors. To name a few.
Nirvana see at sailrc.com
V 32 or other Victor models See at Victor Models
Kyosho Seawind Kyosho - http://www.activepowersports.com/kyo...boat-kyo40460/
Thunder Tiger Victoria. Voyager, China Team, ETNZ see at Tower Hobbies
Serenity (Proboat) Proboat or Horizon hobbies
Vela (Aquacraft) Tower Hobbies
Phantom, Monsoon and other Hobby King boats Hobbyking.com

As in most things there are differing opinions and favorites. Some need more tweaks than others - but once you finish you'll have a nice boat and a lot of fun.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Hi Guys!
Thanks VERY much for the replies. I've spent the evening researching the boats you mentioned. The V-32 and Nirvana seem the best choices. BTW, I'm in south Florida.
I've got a Micro Magic in Miami if you want to race.....
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 10:36 AM
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A Micro Magic is a great boat! Not a kit for a novice and is a little pricey. Built two, love them but takes some skills to put together.

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Old Mar 04, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Boomer? Micro magics are carbon?
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Boomer? Micro magics are carbon?
Looks like it doesn't it.............. It is a film over the ABS looks just like CF

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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Compare please

I am leaning toward the Nirvanna but the v32 is the boat raced local. Could someone describe a few key points between the two?

I am not sure I will end up with the local crowd and would not bother me to end up with one of each but are they similar enough to sail together in casual racing or is one much larger or faster or anything else?

Thanks Jim
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