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Apr 24, 2012, 04:47 AM
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Apr 25, 2012, 10:25 AM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Interesting conversation on IOM's especially as relating to skipper skill vs. boat design.

I truly feel that the IOM class is one of the most competitive in the world for RC Sailboat Racing. I think it is one of the reasons that the class has grown worldwide and attracts the best skippers to sail in this class and one of the reasons that people are always trying to push out new designs, which are often eagerly gobbled up, there doesn't seem to be any fall off regarding interest in the class. The peripheral builders and vendors for IOMs far outnumber any other class. The fact that it is NOT a one design is one of the reasons the class has remained at the forefront of competitive sailing.

Others can throw darts at the class, but simply put, if you want to sail against the best... you sail IOM's... in any country.
Apr 25, 2012, 04:47 PM
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What kind of vehicle do you use to transport your IOM? I'm wondering what I would need to get to fit 1-2 boats, 6' sail boxes, and 3 passengers. The only ideas I have are:
- giant roof box
- mini van, and fold down the 2nd and 3rd row seats on one side.
- Maybe a 4 door truck?

Apr 25, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Two IOMs with the fins off easily fit into any hatchback or any car that has a fold down split rear seat and trunk pass through. Rig boxes (if they are the typical angled ones) fit between the seats. Also, lots of room for your radios and other equipment. Only limitation is you can only fit three people (including the driver) in the car.
Apr 25, 2012, 09:49 PM
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My last vehicle was a Ford F350 crew cab/full bed pickup. It could carry 6 people, and easily carry six boats and rig boxes (and the kitchen sink) in the bed.

When I bought my current car (Toyota Venza), I went shopping with a tape measure to look for a vehicle with 73 inches clearance from passenger seat to rear door. The rear seat is 60/40 and so carrying three people, three boats with stands, three rig boxes (laid flat), plus gear (on top of the rig boxes) is not a problem.

Apr 25, 2012, 10:27 PM
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I can fit 2 boats and sail boxs into a camry and I can still leave the child seat in place (60/40 rear seat). I had a Hilux dual cab but the sail boxs used to stick out the back.
Apr 27, 2012, 11:47 AM
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A roof rack allows you to buy a less expensive vehicle.I drove a mini cooper.
Apr 27, 2012, 05:43 PM
I Can Crash Anything
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2007 Chrysler T&C with Sto-Away seats. Just back from the pond, US1M Venom and IOM Ocka, fully riged. When we go north for the summer, we are taking 5 boats, with rigs. 1 IOM, 2 ODOM, ! Star45, and 1 RG65. Plus of course, clothing, equipment, and a cat with her cage.

Apr 27, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Hello to all, who can tell me how I can get in touch with the manufacturer's official V8
Want to buy a v8 again and I do not know who to ask
Thank you all from italy
Apr 27, 2012, 07:25 PM
Grant L
Originally Posted by bonvi61
Hello to all, who can tell me how I can get in touch with the manufacturer's official V8
Want to buy a v8 again and I do not know who to ask
Thank you all from italy
Vincenzo you are already on the waiting list for a V8 as per your request in previous emails.
Apr 27, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Hi Grant,

What's the waiting list like?
Apr 28, 2012, 02:21 AM
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At a guess I'd say that delivery is expected a couple of days at the most before the V9 is announced.
Apr 28, 2012, 05:37 PM
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I see the Chienz won The Anna McKenna Memorial (GP event) at Kogarah Bay NSW. 3, with 3 entered and they finished 1st,2nd and 3rd she's looking to be a very competitive boat.

Also Jeff Byerly has been busy building a 'one off' design IOM called Destroyer based on the his Marblehead Dreadnought that has chines and reversed bow he states 'It was not designed to be a replacement for the Cheinz, but as a test of some principals a bit removed from the current crop of boats'. She does look cool though!
Last edited by ToniGe23; Apr 28, 2012 at 05:50 PM.
Apr 28, 2012, 06:11 PM
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I expect "Destroyer" will be available just after the V-9 and right before the Chienz II
Apr 28, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Last edited by 8387mike; Jun 06, 2012 at 10:56 AM. Reason: Changed my mind on what I said

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