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Old Jun 28, 2011, 07:39 AM
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... and the bow guard is NEEDED with crash on the lake, we have video to prove that..
Hey...I resemble that!
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 08:03 AM
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Yup...
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 08:48 AM
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ditto !!!!
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Rick,
The boat is assembled..some reason you are not all over that like white on rice???
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Plus, they werent fast, and no parts available, etc, big and fat, too..

sorta like a Buick Lesabre...about a '68...4 door...with a 2 barrel...single exhaust
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Plus, they werent fast, and no parts available, etc, big and fat, too..

sorta like a Buick Lesabre...about a '68...4 door...with a 2 barrel...single exhaust
Sorry Boss, but it is neither too fat, nor slow! Talk to me if you have sailed one! I sail one most every week. As ya'll know, I have had a number boats to compare it to, and submit, the fact is that the Yamaha is very close in overall speed to a Seawind. It's hull design gives it a major advantage in higher wind conditions over any of the boats I have sailed.

It is as true to scale and appearance to the real Yamaha as anyone could hope to see in a RC Yacht. Like the Nirvana, it's keel needs to be stiffened. If that is not done, the boat won't achieve it's potential speed and it's true handling capabilities.

It is sad that they stopped production. There are still a few parts available but not many.

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Old Jun 28, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Just looking at those two boats the Sea Wind looks to have an advantage due to less hull in the water to create drag...but the Yamaha looks cooler...
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Here ya go
Yamaha Specs. MSRP: $675.00
Overall Length: 985mm
Overall Height: 1814mm
Overall Width: 264mm

Seawind Specs.
Dimensional Specs:
Length: 39.30 inches (998 mm)
Beam Width: 8.90 inches (226 mm)
Weight: 6.60 Lbs. (2994 g)
Full Height: 61.75 inches (1568 mm)

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Old Jun 28, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for the specs and pics Boomer....but the MSRP is bs on anything...
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Thanks for the specs and pics Boomer....but the MSRP is bs on anything...
I agree on the MSRP. I think that may have been the main reason they discontiuned building them. At that price, even as cool as they are, only those with some serious spendable cash could afford them.

I know a quite a few guys around the planet that have them, and they feel the same way I do about mine. Hope you get it!

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Yo....JOHN...you have mail!!!
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Thanks Boomer...enjoyed chatting with ya...

As for MSRP....I don't know anyone who would pay MSRP...why do they even bother to put that out there?

Those are all great looking boats you have in your shipyard...I would be proud to own any of them....
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Here's a rerun of my old Nirvana onboard video. Note the slomo bow waves and the realtime authentic audio of boat groans, servos, and slamming booms.
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Nirvana II onboard video 2007 (2 min 38 sec)
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Buick, Oldsmobile, same same...

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Old Jun 28, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Cool Video JP. I really enjoy the slomo. It gives a better sense of what these little guys are actually going through. As we watch them real time, everything happens so quickly, you don't always appreciate the kind of conditions they deal with on their scale.

I want to get a small video cam so I can take some onboard videos. Love to see them on the rails with the water on the deck.

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Chidago how about a 8 sec Oldsmobile Cutlass? Works for me!
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