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Jul 06, 2012, 12:43 AM
very nice, when I have finished my 2 current projects, I would like to do a J, but I like big boats, 6 to 7 feet would be just right .
I have been looking for hulls but have not been really successfull
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Jul 06, 2012, 01:32 AM
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Here is a very good large scale J-Boat hull producer.

J Boat RC Nationals 2010 Vernon Hills, IL.mpg (13 min 31 sec)

Jul 06, 2012, 10:57 AM
Originally Posted by sunworksco
Now we are talking, 8 feet.
Werlec, sorry for high jacking your thread.

But 8 feet
Jul 06, 2012, 08:11 PM
Kevin Gault
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Looks really nice Werlec......maybe I shoulda gone with maroon instead of yellow.....

hmmmmm...too late I guess.

Jul 08, 2012, 12:48 PM
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San Antonio, TX 78247, Ludwig RC Yachts (210) 724-3827, Hull and associated parts and rigging including masts

He has 3 different J boat hulls in stock.. Unfortunately his website is hosed but he will answer the phone. Great guy to deal with!
You just have to love those J Boats, Nothing looks better on the water!

We also have the last of the Probar goosenecks.for 3/4" masts. (8 or 10)

Again sorry for jacking your thread, but it's always good to have several sources.
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Jul 08, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Do you have a website?
Aug 09, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Well the hull is painted & the deck is finished(except for the hatches). The paint turned out OK except for around the edge by the deck. A little Envirotex seeped past the tape I may try to buff it out later & mybe go with another coat of paint if necessary.

Also - sometime after the 1st of the year the last pic will be my new back yard
Our lot is where the silt fence is.
Aug 10, 2012, 12:17 PM
Kevin Gault
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Looks great Werlec.....I'm in the same "boat". Got some issues in the deck finish of my boat. Can't decide whether to try and fix them, or just call it "good enough".

I still love your maroon hull color!!!

Aug 10, 2012, 01:03 PM
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The wood deck looks very good. If I ever build another one I will do a wood deck. Looking forward to some pictures of your boat on the water.

Aug 10, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Have you tried the green Frog Tape?
It is by far the best.
Aug 10, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sunworksco
Have you tried the green Frog Tape?
It is by far the best.
Funny you should mention the Frog Tape. I used it when I protected the deck after the 1st light coat of Envirotex while I was painting the hull. I decided to use the regular blue stuff on the hull because I was afraid the FT would pull the hull paint off because it sticks so well In hindsight I should have used the FT as I'll probably paint the hull again sometime(after I finish it & it gets a few scrapes & scratches).

BTW - they also make a Yellow Frog Tape for "delicate" surfaces & recently painted surfaces.

I'm hoping to get a lot of sailing with the "J" & my RG65(and my Pursuit FE) when we move to the new house in Delaware with the pond in the back yard- hopefully January.
Aug 10, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Great info and an excellent job in any regards.
Nov 05, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Sorry for no posts (or progress) in such a long time We start our move to Delaware today I'll be able to start back on the "J" before too long. When she's finished, I'll be sailing her in my back yard The 1st thing I want to do though is get a few sails in with my RG65
Feb 11, 2013, 08:50 PM
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Mast and Sails

Hi Earle,

You asked me about my J36 and how I felt about using the Victoria Thunder Tiger rig on it. I think it is a near perfect match. I'm using the aluminum mast from the Vic, and a sail that I made.

My first sail with the J36 boat worked out great, but it was bit tender so I added a bit more weight to the hull. then shot this video. The first video is out on youtube too at about 5# 8 oz maybe.

I'm using a HS645mg for the sail servo and I'm using a HS81 for the rudder. Both have more than enough power for the sails and turning.

Here are some measurements from my boat that might be helpful for you.
All measurements are distances in inches from the bow.
Jib Pivot 7 1/8"
Jib Fairlead 15 3/8
Mast step 16 7/8"
Main Fairlead 27 1/4"

The Victoria mast is 42 5/8"
The Vic main boom is 14 3/8"

All up ready to sail right now the boat is weighing in at 6# 2.5oz

This is a short video of the first time the boat got wet. I ended up putting more weight in it that day.
36 J boat trail run 2nd pass.MOV (2 min 6 sec)

Last edited by Fairwind900; Feb 11, 2013 at 10:52 PM.
Feb 20, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Finally, after a 1 yr. layoff, I've started back on the "J"

First off, thanks to Faiwind900 for your last post a year ago!!!!! It was very helpful! Your boat looks great on the water

As you can see, I've gotten a few things accomplished -
The sails are done - they are Victoria size.
Boomvang is almost done(the pivot box is made from Leggos!)
Attachments for standing rigging is done
Hatches are complete
Running rigging is complete - unfortunately the Spectrum DS-821 isn't going.
to cut it. I'm going to order a Hitec HS5685MH (179 oz/in @ 7.4v) with 180 deg.
Here's a couple of pix.

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