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Feb 13, 2018, 08:01 AM
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Sail Tuning...

Just wondering if there is a thread somewhere that discusses sail tuning, especially for different wind conditions.

As noted, last week I forgot to trim in the jib so it was very loose during the Wednesday races. I'll tighten it up for the races tomorrow but any other hints would be appreciated.

Thanks, Bob/Bradenton
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Feb 13, 2018, 06:37 PM
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^ Thank You for that link full of knowledge. I have been studying full-scale sailing because I could not find these finer details regarding rc boats.
Feb 14, 2018, 12:42 AM
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Nirvana Tips

Sailor Bob,
This is a compilation of information I recommend for making your Nirvana bullet proof(?????) and some tuning tips from the SailRC web site.
The re-rigging of the Jib and Shroud to eliminate the load on the mast tang is highly advised. The jib load on the tang in winds above 15mph has a tendency has a tendency to break the tang. The common servo replacement I use for sail is a Hitec HS-645 and for the rudder a Hitec HS-311.

These are just my suggestions based on sailing the Nirvana on average 150 to 200 hours a year for the past 4 years.
The Nirvana is great boat and a lot of fun.
Happy sailing,

PS: You can check my posts on this thread for more information.
Feb 20, 2018, 12:53 PM
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A Nirvana is up for auction on the website:

Be sure to check the Frt/Handling charges. I was going to bid on it but the shipping from MN to FL is $30. Not enough margin to gamble with missing parts. Note that this may be an incomplete boat. Box was certainly opened and looks like the boat was used at some point, so bid accordingly.

One day to go (from 2/20/18) so maybe if you are interested, send that GW location and email to check for sails, etc. Don't expect a reply or for them to know what a "sail" is.

I buy a lot of stuff from ShopGoodWill. Mainly original artwork but if you are careful (for example them overcharging for frt) you can get some really good deals there.

Works sort of like Ebay. Bidding ends at a set time, and yes, you can snipe. Do it all the time.

Thanks for the great Nirvana tuning/set-up info.


PS: Did great last weekend sailing. Everything worked...

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