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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Oh and yes the Yamaha is a 1 meter size boat....

Also take a look at the last pic of my Yammer and the Nirvana. The Nirvana is getting knocked down. Notice the wind indicator on the Yammer. I learned to open my sails in those conditions, to bleed off the air to keep from getting knocked down, and make the most speed, while not having to use more rudder, which will also slow you down....
Thanks CC,
I thought it was one meter, couldn't remember what I'd read about it some time ago.

I know what you mean about loosening the main sheet to stay upright, although it doesn't look like it in one of Pauls' pictures where I'm lying flat in the water with sails in tight.

I was actually trying to come about, had just hauled my sails in tight and cranked the rudder over, and a big gust hit me, and knocked me down and pinned me there.

Ended up having to jibe my way out of that one, it was the only way I could stand it up and get turned around.
If we got too close to that lee shore it was shallow there and then you couldn't even chance the jibe without running aground.
It was a good day to test the strength of the spectra lines and the various attachment points and knots etc.
If anything was going to break or come undone, that would have been the day.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Rick, the Fairwind was the first sailboat I had, years ago..the III is all about the bling, and AWESOME paint work..thats why I grabbed one..they are a collectors item already, they WILL be discontinued again, for good...they were outta production for lotta years before this, now it will be permanant.

Lang is a kyosho dealer, you know, AND has I think still 10 or so in stock..give em a call, or a email, let em know you are Nirvana board..that'll help the price, I'm thinkin..


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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Looking over the past year brought back memories of the Nirvana nationals and also brought these questions to mind. How far would you travel to attend a national, and what month is the best time to hold it? I know there is no one size fits all, but just wanting to get a feel for how everyone thinks about attending a national event. Thanks for your patience and answers.
Coming from a model warshp combat background where two day trips to attend a national event is common ... I would drive a day for a long weekend national event. That gives me time to drive back home before the next working day.

Which month can get tricky for numurous reasons like summer break, available vacation times, other planned trips, etc. For myself, July is usually not a good month since it is usually packed with other events and stuff. The major holiday weekends are usually not a good time either but can be worked with.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Well, as Crash hosted the last one, and is a board member, I'm sure he would help with those thoughts, and we dont know if he is going to again have the National regatta..

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Crash will not be doing a National Event the rest of this year or in 2013...

As for timing...when it is a cool time of year would be nice. If it's a suitable time of year...I would more than likely attend as would at least one of our other club members.

If this doesn't work out for Seabee's club...maybe Steve Lang could do this right before/after the geezer regatta?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Either is good..

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Sooo..2nd little jet outta paint...

4 more, the fleet is complete..


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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Sooo..2nd little jet outta paint...

4 more, the fleet is complete..


Very professional looking paint job Chidago, as always!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Thanks, Rick.. I'm hopin we have a lotta fun with these, a hoot in a stream..

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:50 AM
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.... How far would you travel to attend a national, and what month is the best time to hold it?....
Ditto for what Crash said. JP would drive 5-6 hours to get to a good regatta, longer if over two days on each end and a few days at the event. JP doesn't mind driving, loves sailing, and is jobless at the present time (actually happily retired). [ How much longer do we have to keep talking in third person? ]
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Fleet of Two

Well, my fleet is growing. I am now the proud owner of a practically new Fairwind III!!

Thanks to Boomer's generosity, his recently aquired Fairwind III is going/coming to a good home.

Mine!

This is a boat I have always treasured, even before I bought my Nirvana, but was just too rich for my budget.

Boomer has made it affordable for me (well almost)
(My wife still doesn't agree with me on that point.)

Rick, rest assured it will be well cared for, and treated as the treasure it is.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Lil,

Congrats on the new edition.

Now just talking him into giving me first refusal on his Yamaha and I am in business.

Dw

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Well, my fleet is growing. I am now the proud owner of a practically new Fairwind III!!

Thanks to Boomer's generosity, his recently aquired Fairwind III is going/coming to a good home.

Mine!

This is a boat I have always treasured, even before I bought my Nirvana, but was just too rich for my budget.

Boomer has made it affordable for me (well almost)
(My wife still doesn't agree with me on that point.)

Rick, rest assured it will be well cared for, and treated as the treasure it is.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Happy to work with you on this. This has worked out well for both of us. I got a good deal on that boat and was able to "play that forward". If any are wondering why I'd sell it after all I went through to get it, it was very simple really. Chidago has been in a cleaning house mood lately and among his treasures he decided to move out was his "one of kind" Fairwind lll "Motor Sailor". Since I was thinking of converting mine, I thought, why make a copy when you can have the original? There ya go!

John made me an attractive deal on it, so it really was a "no brainer". It was fun having both boats side by side for a few days. I am shipping my boat up to Canada today - I know Rick is excited to get it.

This motor sailor idea is really a very good idea. Sadly to add a motor to a Nirvana would require major surgery that only someone with advanced hobby skills should attempt. I know John could do it but don't think he is interested.
His Nirvana is a work of art and it'd be a shame to cut it up!

I am trying to convince him to build a Yamaha RTW and make it a "motor sailor". Now that would be something! By the way he has had a new one sitting in it's original box in his archives for years.

Any way it would be very cool to see a Nirvana and a Yamaha "motor sailor"( in my opinion!)

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Now just talking him into giving me first refusal on his Yamaha and I am in business.
Dw



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You are at the top of the list, not to worry.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Actually I have 2 in the box..problem is, I have been a Suzuki man for over 30 years.. " yamaha" just aing gotta good ring to it..

Had over 50, yes 50, Suzuki cars and motorcycles since about '75, when I quit riding Nortons.. still have 3, the drag bike, a 2007 hayabusa, and my old faithful burgman...

Plus, to tear up the yoomahe, would tear up a boat worth lotta dough, I can get probably a dime a piece from em..1000, to non italians..

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