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Apr 30, 2017, 09:20 PM
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The transom is wrong for a J but I'm not counting it out quite yet. A class? Any takers?
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Apr 30, 2017, 09:29 PM
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it's a Vanguard Whirlwind


I saw that on ebay--assumed it was a Vanguard Whirlwind because of that stand, which now has wheels on it.
here's a pic from the 2010 Nats we hosted--all the Vanguard Js had those plastic molded stands that came with
the hulls. We had like 6 of them here for 1 day. Vanguard in Milwaukee made these before the AMYA 1/16 scale.
Allan
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Apr 30, 2017, 09:37 PM
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Possible. Thought the Vanguard Whirlwind was shorter than 86".

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Apr 30, 2017, 10:23 PM
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The deck fitment seems to be the same. It looks like a match to the whirlwind. I am going off the sellers measurements. I am not looking for a class racer. More of a cruising boat. I do hope for good sailing characteristics
May 01, 2017, 10:30 AM
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Vanguard Whirlwind now available here: http://www.allradiosailboats.com/des...guardWhirlwind

LOA was 85.2" according to Manual (also available in same URL!). It looks like it is a match!
May 01, 2017, 11:30 AM
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Yes, it's a Vanguard J, Whirlwind. And it is most certainly is a standoff scale representation. Built by the Vanguard Boat Company (makers of 1:1 sailing dinghy's) that used to be located in Waukesha and then Pewaukee, WI. After the company sold off the boat side of things they focused on the hardware they also manufactured. Maybe you've heard of Harken Yacht fittings?
Smaller than the current class allows, but there may be a chance you get grandfathered in the class if it has been registered. If you don't race, don't worry. They are fun boats to sail. I have one, and there are three more in our SE Wisconsin club.


Dave
May 01, 2017, 12:41 PM
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Thanks a million guys. Dave I may have some questions for you during the rebuild. What winch are you using on yours?
May 01, 2017, 02:22 PM
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Mine still has the industrial gearbox with a simple DPDT switch, old school style. I have been considering a fleet swap as I have other boats with over powered winches and could swap between a couple of boats to make better use of the units I have.
If I had to purchase a unit today, I would go with a Servo City/Robotzone setup. For about $150 you can get plenty of proportional power and be plug and play. Gold standard would be a big RMG smartwinch, but at over double the cost it's a tough decision unless you are seriously racing. And then I doubt you would be in a Vanguard J.

Dave

Servo City 805BB servo box
https://www.servocity.com/tm-805bb-180-servo-gearbox
May 01, 2017, 02:33 PM
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Hi Dave,

Reference your posted photo/recommendation winch............is it fast, AND strong? Would it work for a 2 meter multihull where both are important?

Never too soon to start checking.

Thanks, and stay well, Dick
May 01, 2017, 02:47 PM
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Thanks, I have a smart winch in my IOM But this will not be a race boat. This boat still has an old school winch in it as well. Just looking to modernize the electronics. I plan to build a carbon mast and have new sails cut by a local sailmaker who repairs my full scale sails. This will be a restomod so to speak. Hoping for a fast but lazy sailing boat. Luckily i live on a 30 acre lake so once its home I will not have to transport this beast often
May 02, 2017, 08:23 AM
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Dick, the Servo City units are just Hitech servos with an added reduction gear. So the speed is reduced and torque increased by whatever reduction is chosen. They offer ratios from 2:1 to 5:1. For your special need I keep thinking that some hybrid use of a pair of drums would be the answer, but that would require some fancy mixing on the tx side.
Broke1gtsi, the Vanguard J's are perfect for your plan. They are built like tanks, but once they get rolling they are very graceful. I am constantly amazed at how fast they really are on the water. Like all large boats, the speed is deceiving.

Dave
May 02, 2017, 08:31 AM
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Thanks David. Best wishes. Dick
May 02, 2017, 10:53 AM
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Reynolds didn't do anything longer than about 69" or so that was his 6-Meter.
May 03, 2017, 09:46 PM
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Thanks Dave, Any advice on sails. I believe this one is missing the jib and I dont have much faith in the old ratty main.
May 04, 2017, 01:07 PM
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Contact Rod Carr. (PM previous post) If measurements are needed I can measure my boat. The original sail suit has a different material on the jib compared to the main. Story I heard was that it worked better. Mainsail material too stiff for jib. But that was 30 years ago when Vanguard would have had the sail loft they shared the building with make the sails. Today, I would trust Rod and get a nice matching set. He offers several material choices, too.

Dave


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