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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Welcome. The blue ones are faster. Gene
Hey don't give away the secret...

Welcome
pokey...

Geez youz guyz iz old...
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:16 PM
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I think his theory may be that sliding along a wet slippery plastic hull offers less resistance than the water does, so he gains a little speed.

Also "the shortest distance between two points"... thing...
If you're in the way, he just goes over top of you.
Faster than going around.



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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Welcome Slowpoke! Honestly, it doesn't matter what color your new boat is.
Hey, Chidago's is "purple" and mighty purdy too!

I like blue, have a yellow one and like that to. My first Nirvana was red, they are all equally as much fun!

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The main advantage to the red ones are that the orange scuff marks don't show up as much.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:26 PM
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The main advantage to the red ones are that the orange scuff marks don't show up as much.
"I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest." Rodney Dangerfield
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:06 PM
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What's the best way to color the jibsail without adding weight or disturbing performance of the sail?

Seabee check you your PM.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Acriylic paints work for some on sail painting/coloring.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Thanks for the welcome guys. I'm in Blanco, Texas, the water doesn't usually get hard here unless you get goin' real fast!

Steve convinced me the yellow ones were actually the fastest, so that's what I ordered!

I'll be cruizin' with the 8 yr old Grandson. If I get some interest from some friends we may do some "run what ya brung racing"

Very much looking forward to playing with this boat!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:01 PM
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I gotta agree, blue is faster
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:04 PM
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But, purple, with hemi power? nothin has EVER outrun a hemi..top fuel champ since the 50's..so much egg on chev and ford, looked like a chicken ranch..

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:51 PM
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What's the best way to color the jibsail without adding weight or disturbing performance of the sail?

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Captain Crash colored his sails, ask him or search the thread.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Captain Crash colored his sails, ask him or search they thread.
You don't understand, Lilleyen. I'm not going to be satisfied with traditional paint. I was thinking more like holographic paint so I could project my jib onto the other guys boat. Make him think hes got 2 jibs to my none. LOL Might even create the phantom boat effect. Kind of like the Flying Dutchman. Yeah, that's it holographic paint. boy I'm good.
ON the serious side. I just wanted to open the discussion for additional ideas besides Captain Crash's. Yet, his may be the answer and i just might need reassurance from him. I take it you're not particularly interested in changing your sail colors? Right?
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 12:30 AM
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For the record Our sails are really just thick milar. (office supply paper protector stuff). A polyester or the non-thermal type plastics. Impervious to water but virtually no stretch as in the more traditional sail material. The lack of stretch concerns me some what as to exactly How well the Nirvana sail shapes really work. I would love for Steve to give us his opinion on that because of his many years at the helm. I think Sound Sailor would know something on this too. Excellent protection from sun damage too. The rougher side seems to be some kind of spun polyester sprayed on. I think Crash described this rough side better. Without it the sail would be clear. Unless some one wants to rough up the shiny side with some 400 or 600 sandpaper I don't see paint sticking to it. Looks to me like Crash just painted the rough side only. Right Crash?

PS SeeBee this acrylic you mentioned. Is it the spay type you're referring to? thanks for your input.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:20 AM
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A set of high quality custom sails will improve the performance, but the stock Nirvana sails work just fine for most owners. At some point I'd like to add a set of custom sails, simply to get the boat closer to it's true potential.

Chidago has a set of Walrus custom sails on his Nirvana. He has documented some of his observations on their affect on his boat. You can do a search to find it.

We have to keep in mind the overall design of these boats has yielded a fun and very durable reliable RC sailboat. These features have resulted in establishing a very high degree of customer satisfaction and loyalty over the years. I think that was their objective.

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Old Feb 17, 2012, 07:43 AM
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I use rattle can Krylon to color my sails. Mist it on lightly until you have the desired color. I only spray one side...the fuzzy one.

I run my stock boat up against the custom sails all the time...I see no advantage in them and they are more fragile and harder to put on/take off... but...whatever stirs your grits....
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 09:16 AM
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ON the serious side. I just wanted to open the discussion for additional ideas besides Captain Crash's. Yet, his may be the answer and i just might need reassurance from him. I take it you're not particularly interested in changing your sail colors? Right?
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