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Apr 20, 2006, 12:33 PM, AMA #137824
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THREE V-32's built at the same time!

This past winter, I built three Victor V-32k sailboats. I chose the V-32k ("k" means Kit version) because our local club, the Indianapolis Admirals ( selected the V-32 as the Single Design Club boat. I also liked the Soling 1M, but I wanted to build what the club would be sailing in our regattas. The Solings are not really competitive in the open class, so had I built those, they'd be great, but really just unto themselves. Anybody building a boat should build what their area club has selected. Then, you have other skippers to pal around with and compete with. is the source of the kits. You can buy them pre-made too if you wish. The cool thing about the V-32's is all the sail colors that you can choose from. Makes for a very colorful event.

Our first club V-32 regatta is this Saturday. Then, the next one is the "Spring Fling" which I've attached a flyer on:
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Apr 20, 2006, 12:39 PM, AMA #137824
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Getting Started...

The hulls come in nice condition and just about ready to go. Our club ordered 10-12 kits at the same time and were able to save on shipping that way. Of the kits that arrived, one had a problem with a kink in the plastic. Victor replaced it immediately. Great customer service!
Apr 20, 2006, 01:09 PM
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Thanks Scott!!!
That will most likely cover any questions that may pop-up during the build. (until rigging) I'm sure I will reference those many times. Later on if you have any pics of the electronics positioned inside that would be great but I wont need that for a while I dont even have the boat kit yet!!!

Apr 20, 2006, 01:21 PM
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Amazing craftsmanship!!! I hope mine comes out half that nice!

Do I need to worry about hitting a target weight or will it be close just by following the instructions?
Apr 20, 2006, 01:35 PM, AMA #137824
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Mission Complete!

I can't tell you how excited I was to finally get these boats out on the water. I'm looking forward to the day that all three are sailing together. I hope that will happen in May.

I'm mostly a flyer, but I've gotten a "thing" for R/C boats too. Very relaxing and there's a lake right near where I work. Great way to unwind at lunch or after work. Lots of people come up and want to see them up close too.

Build one!!!!!!
Apr 20, 2006, 01:35 PM
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Gotta get back to work....Cant wait to see some in action saturday!!!!
Apr 20, 2006, 01:50 PM, AMA #137824
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I gotta get back to work too! My fingers are sore from typing and I'm supposed to be working not daydreaming about sailboats...but that's a side effect you will have to deal with too!

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