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    RE: RC Surfer

    All good, betting the rudder will have great "bite" and really make the board carve, I like the way you made it a balanced rudder with the pivot point at least 2/3 to the forward edge, many try and center the shaft resulting in steering loads that can overcome the servo.

    The design is really nice looking, how long did you say the board is?
    Does it have water pick ups on the bottom?

    You certainly have the fiberglass and fabrication skills, quite impressive!!

    Geez, what time is it in your part of the World?

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    RE: RC Surfer

    ypc if thats a slow boat from china your waiting on, it could be a while i think its chinese new year and i hear they pretty much shut down for 2 weeks. board looks great its good to have someone on board with so much boat knowledge, i think its just what we need.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    It's Awsume to see inovation and dreams come to this sport but the bottom line is in the water, waves and time  (like a couple years) that will prevail on your theory, not to discorage, but been there done that!( 10 + years and counting) It will be interesting to be at the Bro Down this week end. I'm so looking  foreward to it! Looks like conditions maybe perfect!!!
    Later Dudes! BB

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Cool BB,

    I'm bringing extra gear for you to use as we talked about ...

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Awesome! Gonna be a blast, looking forward to this!
    I'm planning on being on the beach no later than 7:30 AM asI need to be on deck on Roller for a day of racing by 10:00 AM but plan on coming back late afternoon and hopefully tipping a few cold ones with the gang and getting some good grub.
    Gonna stay local so we can rip it again Sunday morning!!!

    Looks like the weather is going to be very cooperative and the swell holding up, hopefully coming down a tad at that.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    SO CAL BRO-DOWN #1 UPDATE:

    I would like to make a suggestion, and feedback would be Awesome.

    The Event is growing in Participation daily.
    With that in mind, some have expressed concerns on 204's capacity to hold a larger number
    of rc surfers, gear, guests and mostly Restrooms with easier beach access.

    Maybe San Clement Pier (Northside or South) would be a better fit to accommodate
    the event.

    Just A Thought.

    Curlzebub X 3





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    RE: RC Surfer

    Valid points Curley, pretty sure that 204 can be a rocky shore at higher tides, that in mind as well as parking and restroom...gonna be coffee'd up when I get there after driving...

    My first ever RC Surf session was North side of SC Pier, the waves were really up and I was hooked, my daugher and her bud, beginner surfers were getting pounding in the shorebreak.

    The parking lot is a short walk and there are restrooms there, would support a larger group.

    There are a couple other spots in SC but whatever works for the gang, no worries!!

    Gonna be a blast wherever we meet, as said, the weather is supposed to be awesome!

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    RE: RC Surfer



    RC SURFERS OFSOCAL; HERES THE FORCAST FOR 204S THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY JOHN MAUI
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    RE: RC Surfer

    Good Point Maui John,

    Maybe a pro Session at 204's and a base camp at northside pier
    would work best ?

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Hi RC Surfer

    You are absolutely right - talks cheap - until we hit the water.......................................... I am just as keen to see the results.

    As for' been there done that' experience - I to have a few years of aqua/hydro experience - been designing- building rc racing boats for well over 30 years ( export around the world) and am sure that some of that knowledge will add some value to our Bro Surfer.

    I have surfed from the age of 6 - now 47 - so have some understanding of surf.
    Also 'free styled' jet skid for almost 7 years - and - raced inflatables in the surf - all this stuff- is 'Right up my alley"

    Some of the latest "Big wave" board designs are coming of 'boat' designers drawing boards !

    This forum has also been a 'Wealth of knowledge' to research - so much information has been shared - its been wonderful.
    Undoubtedly save many hours of 'having to learn for myself'

    I have no doubt that some of what we are doing will need changing tweaking - Sure R&D - but - we are committed to this project and will see it through.

    Our mission is to build a rc surfer that has a AAA rating. AWESOME - AFFORDABLE - AVAILABLE

    Thanks for all your invaluable knowledge that has added to this great sport - it would be a privilege to meet up with you and enjoy a Bro surfing session together some day - hopefully sooner that later ..........................

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    RE: RC Surfer

    I pic of myself with our specialized racing "Millers Legend" Gas F1 outboard
    Our family - situated in Cape Town - Sunny South Africa. We live on a marina - with plenty of water around us.
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    Bro rc Surfer

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    RE: RC Surfer

    BB,

    Dominic @ YCP Has Caught The Stoke for Rc Surfing No Doubt.


    Sea Ya Soon Brah



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    RE: RC Surfer

    rc surfers went to 204s to check it out and the waves were pumping , heres some pics maui john
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    BUILD IT YOUR SELF ,I DID

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    RE: RC Surfer

    YEEEA! Freaking covered tube ride even!!!
    204's it is, should be a blast!!!!

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    RE: RC Surfer

    GREAT shots John. I cant wait!!

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    RE: RC Surfer

    I just googled a question and came up with the same question I asked back on 10-17-07 http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=6506843

    This poor guy has been in my garage for over 4 years. I HAVE BEEN MISSING OUT!!!!

    My board shark is missing the 2 smaller fins. Do I need those or can I just plug the holes?

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    RE: RC Surfer

    You do not have to have the extra fins but you do need the holes if you have a water cooled motor and/or speed control. The holes must have tubes that are secure and run to the motor and speed control. If you look back through the pictures others have posted you will see their set ups. Most will have a brass tube sticking down into the water and cut at an angle to force water up and into the flexible tubing inside the hull and to the parts to be cooled, and a tube to let the water back out again. Make sure these tubes do not leak and that they can not come off because if they do you will flood the board and damage all of your electronics. If you do not understand please keep asking and someone will get back to you.
    Good luck.
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    RE: RC Surfer

    JRA111,
    If you just plug the holes your motor and speed will over heat and possibly burn out.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Hey guys, looking at Google Earth it appears the stairs to 204 are over a bit from Avenida Aragon.
    Am I looking at tghe correct area, park near the top of the stairs?


    BTW, the stairs look like just what I need for my bad knee, that's OK, Justin-San will carry me back up!

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    RE: RC Surfer

    hey boyz!!

    the forum is rockin!!!

    no rc surfing for me laterly or building!!!

    I cannot build anymore due to my realestate getting complaints about fiberglass smell. I am pretty pissed off but will be relocating in 4months so i can continue building.


    I have a 32inch board sitting there all it needs is a custom figurine and i cant finish it!!! bummer. looks like i will have plenty of time to rc surf now!!


    wish i could fly to the bro down!!!! :-) have fun guys!!



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    RE: RC Surfer

    Kanazi, Just switch to Epoxy man!






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    RE: RC Surfer

    John - your Maui Dude looks quite at home in the CA tubes - you will blow minds when they see you RIP
    Paia Bay was 6ft to 8ft and very HEAVY today, Sheila could not even make it thru shore break before overheating due to sand clogging the tubes with my frustrating 'throw relaunches' as there were no breaks between sets.
    Kimo got out a few times only to get hammered over the falls, broke at waist and cracked arm - he's drying on the workbench for carbon fix tomorrow - picture attached.
    My wife flys to Thailand for 6 weeks to see family tomorrow - rc surfing/golfing all day for sure!
    My order of all new Leopard motors (4) arrived to day with a good assort of new goodies including HiTech waterproof digital servos, props and 10 more lipo packs.

    Will hit waves by noon tomorrow Thursday - swell expected to be advisory levels by Friday - Yikes
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    RE: RC Surfer

    Hi

    Taking on some big surf

    Do you run a type of filter in you inlet water line to prevent sand fowling the motor cooling jacket.
    We did with our Jet skis as the sand packs up in the motor - diminishing the cooling - needing to be striped down to remove sand.
    OUCH ! - not a happy looking surfer ...............................

    What I have done to hopefully avoid such breakages is construct my "Bro'" with a Bi- axial cloth laminated silhouette posed in a 3D form- - which is very flexible - but rigid enough to be stable when ridding- he is then laminated with 10mm neoprene either side - adding to the flexibility plus enhancing the flotation with no risk of water absorption.
    As in the pic - he can touch his toes with his head and well as his arms and legs being flexible.
    He is Velcro'd onto the board in a very secure fashion - yet still have flexibility at the points of fixture.
    Removing him is as simple as removing you board leash.....................................

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Aloha Dominic,
    Thx for explaining more about your flexi Bro, this gives me some good ideas. I totally dig your approach to indestructible figure
    My younger sister lives in Blouberg, 1 street back from the Nandos Portugese perri peri checken place. I used to live in Mocambique.
    I went to Univ of Grahamstown, lived & surfer Cape St Francis for 2 1/2 yrs before being deported for only having 6 mos visa.
    SA has the best point break waves I have ever surfed, eventually ended up in Hawaii back in 1980 after sailing professionally for 6 yrs & sailing 2 1/2 times round the world.
    I only got into rc surfing thru Maui John and have build 4 of them in last 6 months.
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    RE: RC Surfer

    Hi Hughenland

    I hope I can add some 'value' to your awesome board/surfer - I have learnt much of what you have all shared.
    I am very happy with my "Bro" he weighs all of 80 grams - is very flexible and I reckon he will take a few good 'wipe outs' ................I have devised a good Velcro system to fix him to the board - whats surfing with out putting your Velcro around your ankle.
    He is totally secure on the board - but - still flexible at the fixed points which also inhibits stress.

    I really like your Carbon/glass work. ( I was wondering were your knowledge came from) So - Sailing for umteen years around the world and owning a Glass supply company - has to have something to do with it.............


    Man ! - the world is a small place - We have a farm in the Eastern Cape ( Queenstown ) 300 k's North West of Grahamstown - I am heading their this weekend for business ( 1000k's from Cape Town)
    We have plenty of family in Port Alfred - Good Pier brake- my sister in law studied at Rhodes University 1993 - 1996 ( Grahamstown)

    I spent many years Jet Sking in your Sisters Neighborhood - a spot called "Doodles" you should know it.

    We live way South - Muizenberg - about 40 k's away from Blouberg. Blouberg will be a great place for some fast - hollow - deadly shore break X-TREME rc surfing - It will be a great crowd puller !

    I am semi retired since 2007 ( sold a manufacturing company) I "Home school or kids" - Build 'hand made' specialised 1/4 scale racing rc F1 Gas Outboard Tunnel hulls - Outboard drives and tuned pipes - motor modifications (mainly Export)

    Perhaps well be successful enough to add our rc 'Bro' surfer to our products.......................................... .........

    Look forward to sharing our surfing en devours with you - perhaps sometime you will visit your sister in SA - we could hook up for sure

    Again -Thanks for the great info - action - photos you have shared - it has gone a long way in getting me this far .

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