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Old Aug 11, 2007, 02:57 AM
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I've done this on my ETNZ
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 08:06 PM
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endr, please check your link to the photo.
I just get the imageshack host page.
Thanks mate.
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 08:41 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.
i've been a member for 2 weeks already. joining the local club in sept. that's the beginning of the clubs year. saves me $25.
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 08:42 PM
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endr, please check your link to the photo.
I just get the imageshack host page.
Thanks mate.
yup yup same thing here.
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Here it is
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 06:53 AM
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Endr the link works now thanks - nice work on you boat
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 07:12 AM
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i'd like one, but i just don't think it will sail as good as my USOM. although i'd love to upgrade into a better knock around boat. that's one nice boat, and at the top of a very short list of replacement boats for my paradise.

gotta find those turnbuckles with the hooks for my USOM. i've got a real dislike for the clevis clips i'm currently using.
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 07:21 AM
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Turnbuckles

They are also made by Pekabe Fittings
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 08:43 AM
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Andrew. Will be waiting for availability of sails. I also was not happy with a sail winch
so I used a swing arm type control and it works fine. regards
Norman2
Hello Norman,

What sail servo did you use? Have you any pics of the setup?

I'm not having any success with obtaining reliable operation from the winch system on my ETNZ....

Thanks,

-Rob
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 06:20 AM
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Hello Norman,

What sail servo did you use? Have you any pics of the setup?

I'm not having any success with obtaining reliable operation from the winch system on my ETNZ....

Thanks,

-Rob
Hi Rob,
I did not use the sail winch. I used a Futaba 3802 and a Sail arm system
which I use in all my sailboats. It works fine. I will take some photos today
and post them for you. I ordered some sails from Gospectre.com in Australia
which will probably be here this week. This will really be the icing on the cake.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 12:20 PM
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Excellent Norman!

Thanks for that - I look forward to the piccies.

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-Rob
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 02:19 PM
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oh, norman, you may need to run the D1 stays to stop the mast falling off sideways as much!!
i'm rereading this string due to possibly ordering a ETNZ. what are D1 stays? they the side stays?
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 02:24 PM
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Andrew. Will be waiting for availability of sails. I also was not happy with a sail winch
so I used a swing arm type control and it works fine. regards
Norman2
how long a arm did you use? i'd like to do the same, but the way i want to run the lines under deck will make it impossible to get the one return block up in the bow. i guess i could have them go aft to the stern, but i wonder if i can get enough sheet movement that way. i want to do a double back routing. meaning going threw 2 blocks, and having the line slide threw the winch arm. as i understand that gives twice the amount of sheet movement. that's how my new USOM has the winch line routed.
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 02:54 PM
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The problem is that I have installed all the fake thinghs on the deck, it's not eay to remove. Maybe i can find a particular diposition that the main wire don't interfere with the fake gear on the deck...
I've alredy sailed my Etnz in my swimming pool, I can say that is a missile! Obviously
not like an US IOM but is very competitive. (It has a sail surface of 744 Sq Inch)
Some pics...
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3...7071933zn3.jpg
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does the kit come with those turnbuckles?
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 03:10 PM
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Nope, the turnbuckles and the steel wire, are not inclused, I've installed it apart.
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