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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Several years ago when we started sailing with our ODOMs the more experenced sailors told us that with the sails sheeted in that the main boom should be pointed halfway between the centerline and the side of the boat while the jib should point toward the shrouds.
That's almost where I've had mine since I've started sailing...it is a very good starting point....but I think my boat points a little better now with the main closer to centerline...
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Bump to keep this Nirvana thread on the first page...

Here's a pic of my fathers Endurance 35 that he recently sold.
We built it together in the early 70's as a father and son project.

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Old Jun 24, 2012, 01:01 PM
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looks great

any side views?
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Bump to keep this Nirvana thread on the first page...

Here's a pic of my fathers Endurance 35 that he recently sold.
We built it together in the early 70's as a father and son project.
Scratchy, you have to build an RC version of that beauty purely for the principle of the father - son project. Even if the Nirvana is a current pond favorite a scale version would carry on the past one.

Plus it'd be easier to maintain. I bet you have to plans somewhere...

Happy RC Sailing,
Doug

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Old Jun 24, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Scratchy, you have to build an RC version of that beauty purely for the principle of the father - son project. Even if the Nirvana is a current pond favorite a scale version would carry on the past one.

Plus it'd be easier to maintain. I bet you have to plans somewhere...

Happy RC Sailing,
Doug

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Thanks for the words of encouragement Doug.

Actually I did build a model hull while we were building the full size.
Since there was an abundance of Fiberglass and resin, I cut out frames from 1/4" plywood and built a male mold. I waxed it and applied release agent to it and then built a female plug. I turned out one hull from the plug. After having this kick around for more than 10 years, I ended up giving away the plug and hull, which I now regret. The downside was the scale was 1/2" to the foot, so the hull was just under 18" long, not really suitable for a sailing model. I did melt some lead and pour it in the keel, but that's as far as I got. No deck, mast, rudder, etc.

However, as you say, I still have the plans and offsets from my father, so there is nothing preventing me from building a 1/12 scale model, other than time and effort.

BTW, here's a pic from the cover of the study plans:

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Old Jun 24, 2012, 11:48 PM
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looks great

any side views?
Hey Pappy, just Google "Endurance 35 sailboat"
Here's one to get you started.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:55 AM
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I agree with Doug that you need to build a RC model of your father/son sail boat. It will bring back many great memories of the fun times that you had with him at this time. Not too many young men have those kind of memories of doing things with their father.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Yip...add me to the concur list...what a sweet boat....

Anybody been sailing lately?

It's hot here with hotter to come...hoping for some of Debby's relief or it will be up near the century mark this weekend...
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Asheville held its monthly regatta this past weekend, here is pic of winners.

Center is Jeff 1st place, right is Bob 2nd place, left is Bill 3rd place.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 10:05 AM
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You know it is hot in the South when the devil goes home to cool off.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Sailing is fun, fair weather or no

Well, fellas, I hope old Debby is past us, been very windy and up to 6" of rain. That's good cuz our ponds were gettin' low anyhow. Maybe by Wed. I can get back on the water. My Nirvana is making all kinds of groaning sounds just itching to get wet again! Gonna get hot again, too, but I don't care just so I'm sailing!!
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Watching the news tonight, looks like Debby is doing Florida.....
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 07:34 AM
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I wish she would of done Alabama

Too hot to sail here....forecast is 101-104 with the dew point in the 70's.....brutal to say the least....Y'all put the wind in your sails for those of us down here that can't.....
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 09:07 AM
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same for here in Chicago today Capt.

an indoor day for sure
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Weather here is great but the remaining projects at the new house are still keeping me from getting out to go sailing. Things are shaping up, so it won't be much longer before I am able to get back to sailing and flying.
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