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Old Feb 27, 2008, 01:07 AM
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Boat stands


My Nirvana II is on it's way, now I need to build a stand for it. Any ideas?
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 09:06 AM
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There are lots of options. I used old TV trays with the top cut off...some are using camping stools (Wal Mart) with a slit in the top to accept the keel. I found a need to stake mine down too with a tent stake hooked over the cross piece to keep the wind from blowing the boat over.

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Moving the sail plan


Has anyone come up with a method of moving the sail plan forward to help cope with the higher winds.

The Victoria boys seem to recommend moving their mast through nearly 2 inches measured at 40 inches up the mast from the underside of their Transom.

Trying to get anywhere near this movement on the Nirvana seems to put tremendous tension in the Jib and Back Stays even without the Shrouds being tensioned at all. It seems to be the result of the mast stepping we have - it virtually fixes the mast into the deck, whereas the Victoria will simply pivot.

Any ideas . . . . . ?

Cheers,

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 12:47 PM
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I think we are stuck with what we have...a fair weather boat!

The only other thing I can suggest is to remove the jib and try just the main on windy days.

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Thanks Capt. Crash,

I thought those were folding tv tables.
Old Feb 29, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Just FYI, Ultimate Hobbies has a price on the Nirvana 2 that seems to be pretty amazing. Check it out. $144.95 Add 6 bucks in parts to take it over $150 and shipping is free.

I got my ETNZ from them at over $70 less than Tower. $214.95 Tower said they couldn't match it because they pay more than Ultimate's Price. Which was odd, but oh well.
Old Mar 04, 2008, 05:28 PM
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I came home last night to find my new Nirvana II waiting for me. I put it together no problem. It came with a wood stand that is short enough that the keel bulb just barely touches the ground. I will use that stand for storing it, but build something taller for the lake.

All in all a pretty nice boat for the money. Looks to be well designed for performance. Not bad at all.

Any pics of what people have built for sail transport protection?
Old Mar 04, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Here's a couple of solutions.

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Old Mar 04, 2008, 08:02 PM
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Thanks Hoghappy,

Both sail protectors are fine for the intended purpose, and I just happen to have some cardboard in my garage so I will build that first.

Captain Blaze is kicking some serious behind with her custom sail protector! Do you have more info as to what she made it from. Maybe close up pics?
Old Mar 05, 2008, 03:37 PM
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Nirvana vs Nirvana II


Hello all, question from a sailing newbie: Would like to buy one of the Nirvana boats. Have heard the Nirvana II is much better than the original Nirvana; can one of you experienced skippers tell me the differences between the two models, other than the stronger servo? I'll be using my own radio equipment, so don't really care what electronics it comes with. What do you recommend for a dealer? Thanks.
Old Mar 06, 2008, 09:56 PM
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hey everyone I've just joined your ranks... I bought a Nirvana 2 off ebay it got shipped today

thanks for all the great info , I won't be doing any formal racing with mine.. it's mainly for when the power boats run outta battery!
Old Mar 07, 2008, 11:29 AM
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SD rc boater,

The sail protector is made of a thick type of paper board she got at “Michaels”. She added Velcro strips to hold down the sails and a little Velcro handle as well…pretty smart lady. I will try to get some pics this weekend for ya.

Brokenspar,

Contact Steve Lang @ http://sailrcnirvana.com/ He is in your area and is a local dealer that is about to move to Tennessee. He is the expert on these boats….a real nice fellow…tell him Robert of Montgomery Model Boat Club referred ya…he can answer most all your questions better than I can.

Reckless,

Welcome to the site and to sailing…you will love these lil boats.

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Old Mar 07, 2008, 05:36 PM
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I just wish that someone would get the "pro" versions in stock!! Steve said he's have them soon, but... still waiting!! (I'm not the patient type!!)
Old Mar 07, 2008, 09:16 PM
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SD rc boater,

Brokenspar,

Contact Steve Lang @ http://sailrcnirvana.com/ He is in your area and is a local dealer that is about to move to Tennessee. He is the expert on these boats….a real nice fellow…tell him Robert of Montgomery Model Boat Club referred ya…he can answer most all your questions better than I can.

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Thanks Capt Crash; my boat's on its way.....
Old Mar 07, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Nirvana II maiden voyage.


I took the Nirvana II out for her maiden voyage. All went well for the 2+ hours she was sailing. Pretty nice boat for the money.

Pics will come later. My camera is too high of a megapixel camera and I need to resize the pics to make them fit the file limit.
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