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Transporting Dragonflite 95

Old 07-04-2022, 06:14 PM
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I am looking for my first RC sailboat. I like the dragonflite 95 but a fully assembled boat wonít fit in my car. Iím wondering how difficult it would be to remove the mast and sails for transport? How time consuming would reassembly and setup be once I arrive at the lake?
Old 07-05-2022, 12:50 PM
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I do disassemble all my sailboats for transport & storage. Storing rigs in a box is lengthens their life span. If you rig you boat correctly it should not take more than 10 minutes! Just do not remove the sails from the rig... Removing the rig from the hull is more than anough.

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Old 07-05-2022, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by thomas.armstrong View Post
I do disassemble all my sailboats for transport & storage. Storing rigs in a box is lengthens their life span. If you rig you boat correctly it should not take more than 10 minutes! Just do not remove the sails from the rig... Removing the rig from the hull is more than anough.

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Thanks thatís just what I was hoping for.
Old 07-10-2022, 04:55 PM
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I see rigged boats transported all the time, all boats, and all cars. Are you sure it would not fit, rigged? I transport 3 rigged boats at once in an outback, and a bigger boat would fit in a Tesla. Folding up sails makes creases etc. that will not come out. They are rolled for shipping. Taking the boat down increases chances of damaging things. Dragon Force 65's are smaller and can be transported with the rig up in most cars. My 2 Seawinds, CR914, Victoria, DF65, and a 43" schooner are always rigged and stored/displayed in part of a tiny townhouse basement.
Old 07-13-2022, 11:51 AM
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This is how I transport my IOM rigs - completely assembled inside a big rig box.
Folding/rolling sails is cumbersome and damages the material.


IOM A, B & C rigs inside my rig box.

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