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Old May 01, 2012, 06:36 AM
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One Meter Sailboat

If my Proboat Serenity is a 1 meter ship, and my VELA is a 1 meter ship, than what makes a 1 meter ship?? The VELA is much larger overall. I was wondering in RC sailboating what qualified a 1 meter ship?
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Old May 01, 2012, 08:36 AM
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They are both one metres but so are Soling, USOM, ODOM and IOM just to confuse you more.
How many more one metres are there?
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Old May 01, 2012, 08:48 AM
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So 1 meter can be any size? from 36inches to 48 in length? Yeap I am confused
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Old May 01, 2012, 09:00 AM
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They are both one metres but so are Soling, USOM, ODOM and IOM just to confuse you more.
How many more one metres are there?
All of these are the same length and are raced by the AMYA.
39.37 inches (one meter) in overall length
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Old May 01, 2012, 09:11 AM
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I believe the Serenity is only 36 inches long, proboat calls it a 1 meter, more like a 1 meter light.
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Old May 01, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Seawinds are a "one meter" boat also at 39.37 inches LOA.

Horizon may have lied about the length, but at least they did it in "english".
...remember, to convert centipedes into inches it's multiply by .393
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Old May 01, 2012, 10:08 AM
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There are many possibilities for a 1 Meter boat. I assume that you are referring to the US 1 Meter. The US One meter is a pretty open rule, but hulls have to be 39" to 39 3/8".
>>U. S. ONE METER CLASS RULES
1.0 HULL:
LOA (including bumper, if used) 39 3/8" maximum, 39" minimum, mono-hull.<<

The International One Meter rule just says:
"C.4.1 DIMENSIONS
Hull length .................................................. .................................... ... 1000 mm"
But there are many other restrictions that render virtually any kit boat as illegal.
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Old May 01, 2012, 12:16 PM
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So 1 meter can be any size? from 36inches to 48 in length? Yeap I am confused
Some of the kit boats refer to the height of the mast rather than the LOA.

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Old May 01, 2012, 05:57 PM
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If my Proboat Serenity is a 1 meter ship, and my VELA is a 1 meter ship, than what makes a 1 meter ship?? The VELA is much larger overall. I was wondering in RC sailboating what qualified a 1 meter ship?
Neither is. The Proboat is too short and the Vela is too long!!
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Old May 01, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Neither is a One Meter boat - these are simply "TOY" boats.
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Old May 01, 2012, 11:31 PM
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My Vela is not a toy. It sails really well in its modified form. May not be a US One Metre or IOM, but a good boat never the less. Ryan
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Old May 02, 2012, 07:22 AM
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According to my wife, they are all toys!
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Old May 02, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Neither is a One Meter boat - these are simply "TOY" boats.
LOL .. I always find humor in this type of statement, Irony rocks!
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Old May 02, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Any one meter boat should Be measured by hull length. You never measure a boats size by mast height.
Any one meter boat should measure, well. One Meter.
It's that simple, and not confusing.

If it doesn't measure one meter from stem to stern, it's just not a one meter.

What that means is the boat should measure:
-One Meter
-1000 MM
-39.370.... Etc inches
-any other measurement conversion Of length you want to make off of one meter.



Now, many classes allow very small variance amounts, and rightly so. It's very difficult to make a hull exact dimensions, unless the
Mould was made by a computer & CNC.

The best example is the US1M class, allowing hulls within a 3/8" span to account for bumpers, and hull variances.


On the same token, a IOM is supposed to be precisely 1 Meter. I garuntee if you were to measure any IOM it would not be precisely, to the micron 1000 MM. class rules do not allow allowances, so you need to be very close.
If your boat is off by 3/8" you don't qualify.



Any boat that measures 36" and claims to be a 1 meter is 3" off from the mark. I would be weary of The scholar that built that unit.



As far as if some boats are "toys" or not, well that's opinion. Everybody's got
Their own, and I've got mine. But, this topic is in regards to measurements, not quality.
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Old May 02, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Seawinds are a "one meter" boat also at 39.37 inches LOA.

Horizon may have lied about the length, but at least they did it in "english".
...remember, to convert centipedes into inches it's multiply by .393
39.37" is within an extremely small fraction to be exactly equivalent to one meter when converted.



Additionally there is no "English" unit of measurement. The
Most common units of measure mentioned in this thread are either

-Imperial ("English")
-Metric (Meters)
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