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Old Oct 23, 2012, 05:03 PM
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My main sail linkage was catching the steering wheels all the time.
Would you do this?
Alternate methods:
a) CA a piece of monofilament line from side to side up over the top rim of the wheels
or
b) CA a piece of clear plastic to the front of the wheels with its lower edges extending to deck step each side (cut from a blister pack or similar)
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 11:38 PM
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Yap, great ideas, you guys are the best!!! Thank You
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 11:52 PM
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I like your idea Boomer....
Have a look at DOBY's Yamaha way of keeping the main linkage out of trouble:
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That should work. Be sure you have the sheets adjusted so you do not over tighten the line. That servo is very strong and if the sheet (line) is too tight it can break that plastic bracket.

My Monsoon would in certain conditions slack the sheet to the point the line could get fouled on the helms. I was lucky as I didn' t lose it over board when the line yanked it of the deck. Can't tell you how many times I had to glue it back on

I have a picture of what I did to my Yamaha to eliminate that problem from happening on that boat. It too has a lot of deck detail that could snag a sheet under the right conditions. Many owners have taken off the deck details to prevent it from happening. I like how they look so I left them on the boat.

I made a new "fairlead" out of aluminum tubing - installed in as you can see in the picture - and it works great! I threaded the end the goes through the deck to permit me to have nut and washer on each side (bulkhead type fitting) that holds it in place and keeps the water out.

My buddy Crash did the same thing on his Yamaha - see this link on how he installed the one on his boat. Just and idea to consider.

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See post #32 at this link http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...a+build&page=7
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 12:15 AM
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Robert
I have seen pictures of his boat before. Clever idea for sure. As much as possible I like to keep the original look of the boat - in this case the full size
Yamaha.
As you can see in the two photos below the real boat doesn't have an arch. His looks fine - it's just a person preference thing.
The good news both methods work!
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 AM
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That is right....
Love it....

On the site note Boomer, do you sail in real life?
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:08 AM
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That is right....
Love it....

On the site note Boomer, do you sail in real life?

My boating experience has been primarily power boats, with some sailing mixed in. Growing up here in Southern California, we got in to going to the "river" (Colorado) so water skiing was our life style for decades. Got involved in Ski racing, then into Off-shore boats and got into racing those babbies.

My sailing experience developed later in life. Enjoy any form of boating!
I have had a number of full sized boats but none were wind powered, until getting into RC sailing.
I have some really great RC power boats, but RC sailing is my main interest. Have some RC aircraft and enjoy that as well, but the grace and beauty these sailboats provides out weight the excitment the others may offer.

To me the more realistic the model the better I like them. As a kid I built model cars and planes and a few ships. Then like now, I went for those models that were the most realistic and to scale. Guess it has stuck!

Those that are in to racing are not as much into scale as the details can effect performance. I am hoping to build an IOM at some point, but right now I enjoy my more scale looking boats.

That's my story! Included just a few photos to give you the idea. I have too many sailboats to post here, but I can send you an e-mail with pictures of those if you are interested.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:41 AM
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That is what I was thinking....
Very cool...
I have done crazy staff in my life, still do...
Now back to work on my sailboat....
Thank You Boomer...

Huron Lake and over Toronto at night...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Monsoon Mods

Here are the Mods I've made to my Monsoon if you hv any question sent me a private mesg so i can gv you my phone and we can talk about it, I also hv a Phantom and what we call a X52 here in Puerto Rico, Good Luck
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:20 PM
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That is soo cool and so many ideas.... Thank You.
I love the way you are using the servo arms to keep your hatch down.
I have so many and never see the use of it....
What is the material used on the corners of your sails?
Thanks for the tios
Robert
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:21 PM
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The material is called dycron its used to make the numbers on real sails.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Here is a link to the reinforcement material.

http://stores.rcsailboatparts.com/-s...Categories.bok
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Sad to say that my Monsoon is now for sale :-(
Need to sponsor new projects and create more room in my small rc storage...

http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/showthread.php?t=188695
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Good luck on your sale! Couldn't hurt to list in here on our classifieds.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Thank You and it is done, posted here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1765905

Cheers

Robert




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Good luck on your sale! Couldn't hurt to list in here on our classifieds.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Boat sold but thread is still open....
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