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Old Aug 28, 2008, 10:09 AM
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Tippecanoe Boat kits

Hello

Does anyone already built a Tippecanoe boat kit?
http://www.rc-sailboat.com/m_19.asp?pa=m_19
How is the kit/wood quality and the boat desgin?

I think about buying the T27 (27 inch hull), but what I don`t like is the included radio gear in the price. I don`t need a second radio.
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 01:02 PM
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Are you looking for a scratch-build boat, a full kit to build - a parts only kit - or a ready to sail boat?

The RG-65 is a possible scratch build, you can use the type and quality of wood to suit you, it's 65 cm (about 2 inches shorter than the T-27) and probably half (or less) the cost of the T-27. It is also a class being sailing in Germany, France, Spain and the U.K.

You can build light weight from balsa, or you can go with any exotic wood veneer.

Might be worth a look?
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Are you looking for a scratch-build boat, a full kit to build - a parts only kit - or a ready to sail boat?
No, i`m looking for a kit. Wood kit would be great (no plastic, I don`t like that).

The RG-65 is a possible scratch build, you can use the type and quality of wood to suit you, it's 65 cm (about 2 inches shorter than the T-27) and probably half (or less) the cost of the T-27. It is also a class being sailing in Germany, France, Spain and the U.K.

You can build light weight from balsa, or you can go with any exotic wood veneer.

Might be worth a look?[/QUOTE]

I already know RG-65 and the free plans around the I-net, but I prefer to start with an easier task. I would like to build a kit.

Are there other sailboat kits than Tippecanoe?
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 05:51 PM
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Are you tied to the 27" length? I know there are a variety of footy kits out there, including my personal favorite the pintail (http://www.scalesailing.com/sskits.htm). That one in particular is a wood-on-foam rather than built-up wood only.

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Old Aug 28, 2008, 06:18 PM
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Here is a link to a discussion of the T37 http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ght=tippecanoe

The strengths and weaknesses may be similar in the T27
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 07:28 PM
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[QUOTE=Charon102]Does anyone already built a Tippecanoe boat kit?
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I built a Tippecanoe T37 last fall. The kit was very complete and had excellent instructions. I suggest contacting Will Lesh at Tippecanoe. He is quite helpful. Since you don't need a radio, you could ask him if he would delete the radio from the T27 kit.
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 11:54 PM
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The Tippecanoe looks very sleek n sexy!
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