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Old Jun 29, 2007, 11:23 PM
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ok, sail drum winches normally have a closed string loop or elasteic return line to stop slack in the sheet dropping off the drum spool.the thunder tiger boat has a plastic cover with a slot in it through which the sheet can feed on to the drum.
seems to work as it is a tight fit, however if the sails are kept at a constant angle and you feed out all the sheetit will at some stage bunch up, or at very least wind around the drum tighter or looser and affect sail sheeting accuracy, if it does not jam,.

thunde tige rnormally do things relly well, just that i have always used the aussie rmg winches and never had an issue!!!

fear of the new (rare for me i know!)

Andrew
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Old Jun 30, 2007, 04:21 AM
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hows that??
answered questions I didnt even have the wit to ask
Aiming for a display ETNZ.....one day
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Old Jun 30, 2007, 06:33 AM
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OK Andrew. Same system on the Monsoon.
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Old Jul 02, 2007, 09:11 PM
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To those of you who have both ETNZ & Seawind Carbon, which one goes faster?
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Old Jul 03, 2007, 03:04 PM
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Hello from far away Germany,

I am still waiting for this fantastic kit over our german distributor, who is unable to deliver these boats here!!!
I am waiting for over 4 months since the german toy fair at Nürnberg 2007.

I must have this kit, cause I am not a Alinghi fan!

Do someone know, if this kit will be sold outside NZ and where I can get the other sails?

Kind Regards,
Ernst
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Old Jul 03, 2007, 06:09 PM
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Hello from far away Germany,

I am still waiting for this fantastic kit over our german distributor, who is unable to deliver these boats here!!!
I am waiting for over 4 months since the german toy fair at Nürnberg 2007.

I must have this kit, cause I am not a Alinghi fan!

Do someone know, if this kit will be sold outside NZ and where I can get the other sails?

Kind Regards,
Ernst
Believe it or not, this boat isn't even available in NZ yet!!! As fas I know there are a few hobby outlets selling the yacht. If you get in contact with gospectredotcom they sell the yacht and also makes sails for them.
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Old Jul 03, 2007, 07:07 PM
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Seawind vs. ETNZ

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Hi guys, I will be getting a yacht this weekend..but its down to a seawind or a thunder tiger emirates.
has anyone experience of both..that can help make my mind up please.
cheers.
bob.
I have rececnetly built the ETNZ and it has a lot of advantages over the
Seawind. First of all the hull is fiberglass and a much better radio hatch
arrangement. In light air the Seawind is probably faster as it weighs 1 lb.
less. The ETNZ bulb is twice the size of the Seawind. In heavier winds the
ETNZ is faster and points higher. The Seawind is overpowered easily. However
both boats are good sailers. The ETNZ creates a lot of attention when you
are sailing with a group.
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Old Jul 04, 2007, 12:12 AM
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Seawind vs. ETNZ

I have a Seawind but are upgrading to the ETNZ (should be showing up in a day or so, got it from www.hstore.com.au, they'll price match if you find it cheaper online in Australia).

I believe the Seawind could do with a larger rudder, in a strong breeze it struggles to bear away downwind at the top mark. The leaky hatch is easy to fix, I stiffened mine with some scrap plastic and epoxy, I also used some better hatch rubber (haven't had one drop inside). The seawind sails arn't too bad out the box, however I believe the foot of the sails are a little long for the booms supplied.

First thing I'll do with the ETNZ is upgrade the chainplates and sails... I can't stand poxy sails! and from all the pics I've seen of the kit thats exactly what you get!

It's a pitty the Kiwis lost to the Skiwis!
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Old Jul 04, 2007, 06:28 AM
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ETNZ Sails

The sails that come with the ETNZ are much better than the Seawinds and
better than sails that come with other kits, Victor, Voyager Victoria etc.
Gospectre.com will have beatifull Kevlar Sails with graphics for about 250AUS
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Old Jul 05, 2007, 03:52 AM
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Hi from New Zealand
I'm on the hunt for my own ETNZ yacht.
Where can I get one?
I've seen some good prices on the net but not getting any replies so far from anyone.
Hope one of you guys can help.
Cheers
Paul
ps . by the way I'm very new to all of this.
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Old Jul 05, 2007, 05:38 AM
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Hi from New Zealand
I'm on the hunt for my own ETNZ yacht.
Where can I get one?
I've seen some good prices on the net but not getting any replies so far from anyone.
Hope one of you guys can help.
Cheers
Paul
ps . by the way I'm very new to all of this.
Paul,
Give gospectredotcom a PM or give them an email through there site www.gospectre.com, at this stage its the closest place us NZers can get it from.
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Old Jul 05, 2007, 08:06 AM
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Hi all here, I'm new on this forum.
I'm one of the few owner of Etnz here in Italy. I' m building it with some modifications, like the chain plates, the keel, wire...

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/2...6071039xn8.jpg
(some days ago)
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Old Jul 05, 2007, 10:57 PM
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Hey Norman2

Have you sailed your ETNZ yacht as yet?
If so how'd it go?
They look great.
I cant wait to here back from Andrew when he has one available for me to buy

Paul
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Old Jul 06, 2007, 06:45 AM
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ETNZ Sailing

Paul, I have sailed the ETNZ many times and it is excellenet. It does not
sail well in light winds but when it is 10 knots or more she is at her best.
Tacks well, points well and is very fast. Still think I will get some sails from
Gospectre.com. I did not use the winch but used a sail arm sail control which
works better than the winch. I will post some sailing photos soon.
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Old Jul 06, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Great, thanks.
All these photos of changes and the info you guys put on the site will help heaps when I get mine.

Look forward to your photos being posted

Paul
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