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Old 05-02-2007, 12:28 PM
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Has anyone else seen or heard about Thunder Tiger's new americas cup style boat? So far i think it is only offered in the graphics of Team New Zealand (which i am a huge fan of, by the way!). It is a very interesting concept and i would just like to know if anyone else has any info as it is new and not much is available on the web yet!

[link]http://www.acehobby.com/ace/TTR5555.htm[/link]

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:20 AM
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Another 1 meter boat.... I have lost count....
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:08 PM
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There seems to be a market for semi-scale type boats and there is no doubt that this is one of the more visually pleasing examples. Sure, it'll be no match for an International or US1M boat or even a 36R, but people buy boats for different reasons.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:07 PM
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Yeah im definately not expecting it to break any speed records (or to be the highest quality) but ive really wanted something like this for a long time so it is an exciting possibility in that respect

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Old 05-05-2007, 09:08 AM
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Hi Ryan,

The new TT ACC seems to have a GRP hull, I haven't been able to find out wether it is Epoxy/glass or Polyester/glass.

I would prefer the first.

As for quality; I expect it to be a better designed boat than the MRP/TT Voyager, which, though a teriffic good sailer, has a number of flaws in the kit, that make it unsuitable as a first boat.
Unless ofcourse, you want to put the customer right off RC-boating....

Here in Europe the boat will not be in the shops for a few months, prices will be around €250,00, that's roughly twice as much as the Voyager, so the boat will have to be better (not just better looking) to be worth it.

Judging by what little information is available, the ETNZ is a typical modern AC boat, considerably narrower than the Voyager (215 mm beam), but just a tad heavier, with (imho) heavy aluminum mast and booms versus the light carbon rig on the Voyager.
I guess she'll have a similar narrow wind-window as the 1:1 boats, typical light to medium weather.

But she's a looker!

Hopefully there will be an unpainted version availble in future, otherwise matchraching two of these boats will get very confusing...

Regards, Jan.
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I want it
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:56 AM
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A group of dedicated voyager owner have formed their own group. Please check it out.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Marina/
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