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Old Nov 05, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Nah..I looked waaay back in the dark end of the closet, and found this..

But, its the most trouble free boat I have, so, not much to yap about on it..

Nice sailing pics John.
She looks good in all her different liveries.

Sailed for the last time at the cement pond (for the year), on the weekend.
They drained it today.

Still sailing my Nirvana down at the conservation area pond (racing Victorias)on Sundays, and the BIG lake too when it's calm enough.
(No salt in it...)
Nice tip sailsimms about the vinegar. How does that work exactly??

It's awkward sailing with gloves on and cold toes though.
Two degrees above freezing on our last outing, not much wind either, only lasted a few hours.

I really do expect to see some more Nirvanas come out around here next year.

I must have handed out at least 3 or 4 dozen double sided cards I printed up, giving all the details about how to find our forum and Steve's website etc..
The last lady who asked me about them (on Saturday), wanted to buy her husband one for Christmas. Nice Christmas present! Big Box!

Hopefully some of those other card recipients will get in touch with Steve and get their orders in.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Penguin, I looked at that radio but wondered if at $25 was it any good? Do you recommend it to someone that doesn't need all the fancy stuff?
seabee, go for it.
If it does the job, take the bargains where you find them.
Save your money.

If, further on down the road, you start to lust after a better radio, at least you'll be sailing while you look around.
You might even find a really good used 2.4 that someone else doesn't need anymore, but until that time, you're in the game.

I started out with a 5 channel Spektrum (came with my glider), upgraded to the 6 channel because it had more of the features I wanted, but the 5 channel did just fine for a few years. I still use it when my grandson wants to go boating with me.
I have switched over to the "orange" receivers sold by HK because they are dirt cheap and reliable and I can afford to put one in each model, and the 6 channel TX remembers all the settings for each model. It's convenient! But not essential.

I think the most important thing is just to have some kind of 2.4 radio so you never have channel conflicts at the pond, or anywhere else.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Yuppers..

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Raehm, I replaced my sail servo with a s3802, and put the original sail servo in place of the rudder servo, seems to work well.
I received my S3802 servo, but found that it does NOT fit in the original servo space, lies HIGHER than the original servo, and does NOT fit the original servo horn.

I would appreciate your details on this modification.

Thanks,
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Raehm, you will have to cut/grind the opening for the servo to fit. I am attaching a pic of how I attached the servo arm. Hopefully you will get other replies, and I know somewhere in this forum is discussion of this.
I used super glue and a small screw in addition to the center screw.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Go to post 3717..I do a full box on Pappys resto boat..in fact, look that whole series on that boat over..shows what can be done to our little boat

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Rick, how goes the class organization in CA? we havent chatted in a bit..
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 11:43 PM
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It's awkward sailing with gloves on.....
Have you see the transmitter glove?
I have one, it is great in cold or drizzly weather...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11738
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 07:36 AM
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To be honest I don't know.......... I use vinegar to get the salt out of ny cloths after a long day of big boats........ mainly I thin it breaks down the salt helping wash off better... and also it drys faster and cleaner then regular water
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Rick, how goes the class organization in CA? we havent chatted in a bit..
Well, not much action yet.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of Canadians on this forum, a few have stepped up and joined the organization and registered their boats but not 20, I'm sure.

Maybe some of those info cards I have been handing out all summer will bear fruit.
(I'm hoping)

My thoughts are that most of the Nirvana sailors up here are like me, solo sailors, that don't belong to any clubs, or do any racing (officially anyway).
I only know of one other Nirvana sailor around here and that is Gravitar.

This being the case, they probably don't see any value in spending $20.00 initially and $15.00 each year thereafter in joining the CRYA, as they really wouldn't get much benefit from it unless they had someone to race against officially in their area.
My membership is up for renewal Dec 31st and I intend to renew it.
$15.00 a year isn't very steep.

I race unofficially every week with a bunch of Victoria owners down at the conservation area(great bunch), and it's fun.

As I mentioned above, my main hope is to get enough people interested in this area to become Nirvana owners and get something organized in this part of the world for Nirvana owners.
Then maybe we could get the minimum 20 boats registered up here.

I've been keeping my eyes open for a second Nirvana that I can use as a loaner so bystanders can try it.
I believe that is how Captain Crash got his group started too.

I have on occasion let people try mine when the conditions were right.
The one advantage to sailing in a very public place like our cement pond is the exposure to the hobby. Most people are intrigued.
Where we sail/race down at the conservation area is pretty isolated and it's rare to have any bystanders around.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Have you see the transmitter glove?
I have one, it is great in cold or drizzly weather...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11738
Thanks penguin, that looks like a good idea.

I read all the reviews and some complaints about wrist holes too big, and no insulation, and no stiff back.

Lack of imagination!

A piece of coroplast will serve as a good back stiffener, and I would think some fleece attached to the inside with Velcro that could be removed in the summer time (for rainy day use) would be the answer to the insulation problem. (Or some rigid foam insulation scraps would serve both purposes, probably the coloured stuff since it doesn't' shed like the white foam does.)
When it's cold use it, when it's not, remove it. Duh!

The unit looks roomy enough to accommodate a lining.
As for the wrist holes, if it's cold enough or wet enough to warrant using the glove, then you will have a bulky jacket on, which will fill up the wrist holes I would think.

Certainly the price is right!
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:44 AM
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I received my S3802 servo, but found that it does NOT fit in the original servo space, lies HIGHER than the original servo, and does NOT fit the original servo horn.

I would appreciate your details on this modification.

Thanks,
Raehm, I know it's bit late for this advice, but I use a Hitec 985 MG servo for my sails (mega horsepower) and the arm was a perfect fit.
The hole for the case had to be filed a bit, (just the length), but the servo is the same height etc.
More a less a drop in solution.
I forget the specs but they are in this forum back there somewhere as I posted this mod already.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 11:12 AM
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seabee ce....

Did you get my email about your regatta question?

Crash
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Did you get my email about your regatta question?

Crash
Nothing yet.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Nothing yet.
Strange...I sent what you asked for...check your spam folder.
Let me know.
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