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Aug 12, 2002, 03:43 PM
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Kyosho Seawind SE problems?

Does anyone know of problems with the Kyosho Seawind Special Edition yacht (the version with with FG hull/deck)? I was told that kits had to be returned due to some sort of problem/s. Thanks for any info.
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Aug 16, 2002, 04:46 AM
I believe that I read that there were very small cracks in the fiberglass. I would have to look it up to be sure. It was in an article in radio control boat modeler. I believe it read "minute cracks in the gel coat"

Let me know if you want me to look it up.---RoS
Aug 16, 2002, 03:00 PM
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Many thanks Slowflyer for the information. Your comments seem to confirm what I've been told so there's no need to trouble you further. Interesting.
Aug 16, 2002, 04:00 PM
Yep, it's too bad. the boat got an excellant review except for the hairline cracks in the glass.---Rob
Aug 27, 2002, 11:19 AM
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On checking further in the UK re the F/G hull it seems that the problem was not with the hull quality itself, but how the hull was packed inside the main box. The hull (bow) was jammed into a cut-out cardboard inner carton that during transit/storage caused indents in the bow hull section. This is certainly the case with the kit I have. I've built it, however, and yacht sails extremely well and fast.
Sep 13, 2002, 04:35 AM
Anyone who has actually tried a new FG Seawind vs an old one? Is the performance actually better?

Personally I donīt believe that it can make such a differance but Iīm open minded.

Anyone who knows any Seawind related trimtip pages out there?

/Seawind addict
Sep 13, 2002, 01:47 PM
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I have sailed the Seawind SE/FG version against standard hulls, in light to moderate winds, and the SE is marginally faster. The standard hull might be quicker/more stable in strong winds, but I've yet to find out.
Tight sails, Mike

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