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Old Dec 22, 2010, 02:54 AM
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Don't worry i will document everything. i got a document on Rich Matt's AC spinnaker set up without pics (i think he even sent me a copy of the AMYA magazine with the article in it) and will probably copy majority of what he has done, except i will have it as an asymmetrical kite instead of the symmetrical so i will be able to gybe as well (document is attached).

sorry i can't remember what website it was, but i'm pretty sure it was a french site.. they didn't have many pics/articles on it there was a couple more pics of it sailing without the kite. i will take a stab in the dark on the controls of the jib maybe 1 winch with say port sheet attached to one drum and starboard attached to the other in the opposite direction, so when one is pulled on it lets the other sheet off. as for halyards, i am guessing it is a different servo (winch) which has to raise or lower the jib, so i would take a guess that they sheet the jib on as tight as they can (the winch probably set up for this) then drop the jib (once the kite is up and full) and hope the jib doesn't go in the water.

ps I am going for Wild Oats XI to win sydney to hobart line honours (used to work for skipper Mark Richards). hopefully be on South head to watch them come around the corner!

majority of photo's are copyrighted from where i don't know!
Originally Posted by Boomer1 View Post
When you install your spinnaker, I for one would appreciate your documenting the installation. Do you have any other pictures of the boat in your post with the spinnaker?

How are the jib and spinnaker controlled? What prevents the jib from going in the water? I have only seen one other RC yacht with a working spinnaker. I have read of a number of guys that have attempted to do it, but were not able to succeed.

How is the spinnaker managed and released? This is something I would dearly like to be able to set up.

Any other photos out there of RC yachts with functioning spinnakers?

Thank you for sharing these photos!
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 11:36 AM
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I will look forward to your project report! Wow, those are some terrific photos.
I am adding them to my collection. Thank you

One of my all time favorite Racing Yachts is the past winner (1994) of the then Whitbread Round the World Race (now going by Volvo RTW) the W60 Yamaha. I posted a couple of photos of this boat.

My fondness for this Yacht was further increased because back at the time of the race, Tamiya made 1/20th scale RC models of it. The models have long since been discontinued, and are now true collector's items. I am very fortunate to have two of them, one still new in original box.

When I started this thread I posted a few pictures of my RC Yamaha and few of a friend's from Germany. If you are interested, go back to #1 entry on this thread.

A little known fact is that there are two Yamaha's, both still active. The race boat below is in Newport Beach and the other one is in Europe.
Both actually raced in the same race, the Yamaha #1 won skippered by Ross Fields, and the 2nd boat raced skippered by Dawn Riley with an all female crew under different colors, had some issues during the race. Keep the pictures coming!

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 02:16 PM
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 10:09 AM
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Nice medium-sized Bolero J-Boat.
I believe that was a converted Shields hull. Pretty boat.
Old Dec 23, 2010, 04:58 PM
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This is the real boat @ 3/4" scale.
Sailing in my JEANETTE schooner with RC.

Being a novice with a computer , I am having trouble with submitting a photo.
What is an URL of an image ? HTP//: ?
how do I download a picture that is in my photo file ?
Old Dec 23, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by byron rosenbaum View Post
how do I download a picture that is in my photo file ?
good tutorial here:

welcome to RCG!
Old Dec 24, 2010, 11:28 AM
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Soling 1M racing

Here's a vid of a Soling 1M race, taken from the rear lazarette of my Soling...


Soling 1M Onboard Video (9 min 43 sec)
Old Dec 24, 2010, 03:14 PM
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IOM and an ODOM
Old Dec 25, 2010, 10:03 AM
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Hi Alan. Merry X-mas. For a minute i thought the Jaguar was in the North
Pole. Regards
Old Dec 27, 2010, 10:45 PM
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Just imagine our RC foredeck crews.....

From Sailing Anarchy 2010 Sydney Hobart
Old Dec 27, 2010, 11:43 PM
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Holy moly! Looks more like a submarine.
Great picture.
Old Dec 28, 2010, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Boomer1 View Post
Holy moly! Looks more like a submarine.
Great picture.
that was included in one of the captions for that pic!!
Old Dec 29, 2010, 11:23 PM
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Merry Christmas Everyone
What kind of keel are using? Happy New Year, All!
Old Dec 30, 2010, 04:47 AM
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Hi Norman, with -20 C in the night here .... it is the North Pole mate !!!!

@ 1967250s keel is straight carbon blade 80 mm wide with 5 mm thickness at maximum chord @ 40%, length is 415 mm including bulb, total weight including keel fin & bulb 2,098 grams which is 66% of total displacement (4,500 grams) ...for snow sailing need to wax & a good peter heater

Great NEW YEAR coming

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