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Old Jul 22, 2007, 07:26 AM
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What wire have you used for the booms? The withe or the black one? Cause i've used the white one, and it isn't the best ... What kind of wire can I use that work smooth?

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Old Jul 22, 2007, 08:28 AM
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The Headboard looks like a big luff, and there's no shape to the main
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 04:01 PM
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Of what are you talking about? Can someone answer me please? What kind of wire i have to use?
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Of what are you talking about? Can someone answer me please? What kind of wire i have to use?
On my ETNZ all my rigging was done with 90 lb Spectra Line. Did not use what
came with the kit. You can get at any good fishing store
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 07:19 PM
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endr , do you mean the rigging string for the sheets? (we dont have ropes on boats they are called sheets?)

if s othe white one in the kit is too big to use for the sails as it wont let the jib go out in light winds. a lighter one will slice through quicker on the weird servo top hat cover they use.

try a small diameter sectra or dacron from a kite shop. the dacron is good becasue you can super (ca) glue the end to poke through the fittings, the spectra does not like to be glued.

as always , any knot you tie on a model boat that you do not want to come undone when sailing needs to be super glued!!

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Old Jul 23, 2007, 02:20 AM
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Ok tanx now i search this Dacron wire!
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Old Jul 23, 2007, 08:05 AM
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so this boat with new sails will cost around $500? are the new sails realy needed? my bro wants a 1 meter boat to sail with my clubs USOM's. he doesn't expect to win, but just not embaras himself, or be in the way.
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Old Jul 23, 2007, 10:20 AM
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No, the stock sails are too good! thee is no problem, i've modificate some parts, using steel wire for the mast, installing alluminium chain plates, and things like this...
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Old Aug 06, 2007, 01:30 AM
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Hi

Did anyone expoxy the mast step into the hull (meaning that you can't remove the keel at a later date)?

Does this have to be done, or does the ETNZ sail well without it being expoxy'd in (even through the mast moves around a bit)?

Thanks!
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Old Aug 06, 2007, 03:16 AM
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Yes, I've glued only one step, the bigger one to the hull, the second and the mast no.
In this way the mast work perfectly, and you can remove mast and keel!
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Just ordered my etnz kit should get it mid to late august i'm hoping i can get hold of a set of Gospectres sails to make it a truly outstanding looking yacht i also quite like the look of his 507 footy so i've sent an email and eagerly await the reply. Hi from England by the way .
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 08:38 PM
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does that side stay line turnbuckle have a hook or a loop to the chain plate. if a hook where did you get it? i want to get rid of the clevis clips on my USOM.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 09:28 PM
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Turnbuckles

They have a hook. They are made by Cap Maquette and I obtaines them from
Mike Cherubini. He has a site but I have forgotten. Hope this helps.
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Turnbuckles

They have a hook. They are made by Cap Maquette and I obtained them from
Mike Cherubini. He has a site but I have forgotten. Hope this helps.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 10:22 PM
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Doom and others -
once again a "gentle reminder" to join AMYA.

If you are going to race - or want to know how to do things, being familiar with the web site and the hard work put in by volunteers would allow you to quickly find a supplier (or a couple) for those turnbuckles with hooks. Of course, you don't have to be a member to access the website - but a few membership bucks a year help support the hardware, software and URL address that it takes to bring you ( and all others) the information you seek. There are number of viable and well respected advertisers on the AMYA website and who pay $$$ to advertise in the magazine. With their advertising dollars and your membership fees the r/c sailing information you seek is made available.

Now go do the right thing - after you patronize the advertisers, of course.
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