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Old Mar 14, 2008, 06:08 AM
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RG-65 Sailboat Class Build Log A to Z


Thought I started a build log thread, guess not. Here It is.
My design built using balsa planking. Right now it's at the stage, where it is being prepped to make molds from.

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Old Mar 14, 2008, 04:59 PM
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If you guys don't stop posting threads about RG-65's, I'm going to have to build one!

I just might anyway.....

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Old Mar 14, 2008, 07:15 PM
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Join our group, check out all the hull types and designs, visit all the links, see the boats in action.............won't be long before you start a build..LOL
Old Mar 14, 2008, 09:40 PM
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already joined.....

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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:20 PM
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Plugs are almost ready for mold making
Old Mar 26, 2008, 10:45 AM
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If you guys don't stop posting threads about RG-65's, I'm going to have to build one!

I just might anyway.....

Dion

Dion - Francisco Sampedro is the RG65 International Class Forum Administrator and had posted the following on the international class forum site. Perhaps one of these might strike your fancy for a build?

Old Mar 26, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Yes, I have seen these. Thanks for posting. I'm a sucker for a nice strip planked, rounded hull. But even my full sized Lightning has hard chines and it would definitely be easier to build and get into the water.

Right now I'm struggling with the lack of fellow RG65 sailors in my area of the world that I have just moved into (Louisville, KY). A local club sails Solings, and I already have one of those. But I'm a builder at heart and that's why a class like this appeals to me.

Maybe I'll just have to build one, take it to the local ponds and see if I can generate any interest.

Dion
Old Mar 27, 2008, 03:58 AM
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The multi-chine (5 panels) Palo de Agua design by Fredo Wolmer still picks up the odd regatta win despite being more than ten years old. Build it light (aim for approx 2 lbs max) and you may surprise a few of the Soling skippers.
Old Mar 27, 2008, 10:39 AM
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A little bit of a thread jack, but you can do a star 45 that is pretty much like a lightning, hard chine sides with strip bottom. Laser cut frames are available. could also be scaled down to a RG65. Plans are available on the star 45 yahoo group. The star will sail circles around the soling 1M.

I have a hard chine M that I am going to scale down to a RG 65. Will see if I can post the sections shortly.

John

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Yes, I have seen these. Thanks for posting. I'm a sucker for a nice strip planked, rounded hull. But even my full sized Lightning has hard chines and it would definitely be easier to build and get into the water.

Right now I'm struggling with the lack of fellow RG65 sailors in my area of the world that I have just moved into (Louisville, KY). A local club sails Solings, and I already have one of those. But I'm a builder at heart and that's why a class like this appeals to me.

Maybe I'll just have to build one, take it to the local ponds and see if I can generate any interest.

Dion
Old Mar 27, 2008, 12:44 PM
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Just a note to maybe "kick start" you guys sitting on the fence...... as of last night we had nine (9) registered US sail numbers.


Georgia isn't too far from Kentucky - maybe you could meet halfway?
Old Mar 27, 2008, 11:24 PM
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Here is a super skinny M. Might make a good RG65 @ 1/2 size. Probably would need swing rigs due to the narrow beam.

John
Old Mar 28, 2008, 12:49 AM
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Slotracer: I've just printed out the frames. The max w/l width comes out at about 10.2 cm at station 6 (whoops, I've just seen "4.00 D.W.L", which I suppose is the same measurement in inches). That's about as narrow as RG65's get. You'd probably need to adjust the rocker to end up with a 1 kg approx displacement as it's difficult to imagine a hull of half the width.
Old Mar 28, 2008, 04:56 PM
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It is narrow even for an M. Going to try one at 65% reduction so less than 3" beam at waterline.

John
Old Mar 28, 2008, 06:24 PM
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I'm sure the idea would also interest those on:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RG65SailboatsUS/ and
http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/showthread.php?t=4290
There's no limit on keel depth, which might be an advantage
Old Mar 31, 2008, 01:44 PM
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I rechecked my math and a 70% reduction should get me to about 1kg displacement. Which is a 70mm beam at water line. Might be a little narrow.

Also going to look at the Sharming MKVIII with a 65% reduction. Should be about 85mm water line beam.

John


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