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Old Jul 10, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Well, just ordered the Vela, is this any bit scale of a real boat? It's not a VOR rite, or is a loose version on Brazil 1?
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Red Vela


Well - I've finally finished with modifications that I wanted.

Not perfect but good enough for now..
Time to go sailing!!
Old Jul 11, 2011, 01:21 PM
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Well - I've finally finished with modifications that I wanted.

Not perfect but good enough for now..
Time to go sailing!!
Now that looks really good! Luv the Pekabe rigging screws too! Makes you want to get some red paint!
ATTA BOY! You won't have to worry about which Vela is yours - that's for sure.

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Old Jul 11, 2011, 02:06 PM
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Sweet...now all she needs is a crew...
Old Jul 11, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Thx Boomer,

Waterline needs some straightening but can't much see if I stay further from land ..lol
Notice the slight deviation of the rudder in last pic..Not sure how else to fix but to give it a small bend the other way...

Also plan to put some heat shrink tubing on any sharp bits at ss turnbuckles etc
Old Jul 11, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Thx Boomer,

Waterline needs some straightening but can't much see if I stay further from land ..lol
Notice the slight deviation of the rudder in last pic..Not sure how else to fix but to give it a small bend the other way...

Also plan to put some heat shrink tubing on any sharp bits at ss turnbuckles etc
For stripping my boats and other models, I use a product called KwikStripe by Great Plains - comes in a number of widths and colors most Hobby Shops carry it. I get mine at Hobby People. It is water proof and is very easy to use. I have used it for years. The nice thing is that you can get remove it with a finger nail and careful pulling after it's been on, so if you want to change it, not a biggy.


Boomer

Here are a couple of examples of the KwikStripe applied to a couple of my boats.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 08:04 PM
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Sweet...now all she needs is a crew...
Was thinking of my crew...
Old Jul 11, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Boomer - I will definitely look for that product. Need to clean up a bit...

But like I said - Time to go sailing!!!

I'm sure its been posted before but looking for best ways to get rig and boat transported to the water? I need to travel a bit to were I would like to sail.

For now I will throw in back of my suv after de-rigging and protect best I can but.. in future....
Should I make/get a bag for boat and some sort of case for sails?

How do others deal with this?

Comments invited..
Old Jul 11, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Transport carrying box and stand - all in one


One of the coolest RC Boat carrying devises was created by a Roger Sköld. While this particular devise was made for a Seawind, I am sure with very little if any modification, it would work just fine for your Vela.

For complete planes go to this link: http://www.seawindrc.com/default.asp?url=links

Let me know what you think. If I had an SUV, I wouldn't need to demast my boats. I'd just fold down the rear seats and lay it on it's side - with a pillow under the mast to support it.

I have an Acura TL - so I have to remove the mast. I lay the bottom of the mast and the booms fully assembled on the luggage tray and support the remaining section of the mast with a bungee cord suspended across the back seat hooking each end of the cord on the grab handles mounted inside the car. Those things you'd hang your coat on.

Works great. Depending on which boat I am transporting will determine if I remove the keel and rudder. Generally, I don't have to.

Anyway, thought you'd like the carrying box idea.

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Old Jul 12, 2011, 07:51 AM
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That's a pretty cool box Boomer...but I doubt a Yamaha would fit.

For sail protection most of use use a homemade cardboard sail protector for our boats...I've used my cardboard and duct tape protector for 4 years now and it's still in great shape. Here are some of the ones we have showing up at the pond...
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Was thinking of my crew...
Hey that looks like my crew...
Old Jul 12, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Capt.Crash, exactly where is this pond ??????
Old Jul 12, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Thx guys

Really like the Seawind "all in one stand" but was more looking for a quick fix like the one's Crash shows ...

One thing I have is lots of is cardboard and ducktape...
Old Jul 12, 2011, 11:49 AM
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I got some Vela footage this past weekend...it's included here...

MMBC 7-09-2011 Sail (3 min 21 sec)


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