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Old 12-08-2008, 04:05 PM
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New class, 1.7 Meter. www.17meter.org
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:32 PM
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bad link
Old 12-08-2008, 11:55 PM
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http://1-7meter.bravehost.com/
Old 12-14-2008, 11:14 PM
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Nice looking boat, still no luck with the second link.
Old 12-15-2008, 02:06 AM
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That would certainly impress the locals in the neighborhood...
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Hi dmyc;

Happy News Greetings from the 'Valley of the Sun'.

How about some more details re this class; None of the sites listed will open.

What does 1.7 Meters mean?: like hull length~68", or Sail area. Boat looks great, sort of like a slimmed down 50/800.

Anyways, please give us droolers some more info, costs, plans/kits availablity, # in fleet, etc. etc. many thanx and best regards from Phoenix,

Joe Nagy.
Old 01-08-2009, 07:26 AM
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Hi dmyc,
Very nice looking boat any more info on her would be great. Some more photos as well would go down very well.

cheers Andrew
Old 01-08-2009, 08:06 AM
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Back From vacation. Web site has been down. We are working on it. I tried to up-load the class rule with no luck. E-mail me direct if you want a copy sent to you [email protected]. More pics coming soon.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:17 AM
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I guess the attachments did go through. See above for the class rule.
Old 01-08-2009, 09:36 AM
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More pics in photobucket. Here's the link

http://s492.photobucket.com/albums/rr285/J120Mainman/
Old 01-16-2009, 07:41 PM
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Hi dmyc 42;

Greetings once again, this time from Lemon Bay/Englewood, FL.

OK, you're back from vacation, and postedf the 1.7 Rules, and some nice photos. What do I/we have to do to obtain information on:

Plans availability?

Hull/Deck/mast/booms/sails/keels-bulb; kits-partial kit availabilty?

& costs for above!!

Is this information top secret, available only to a select few, or what. I am interested, but getting info is like looking for teeth in a chicken, & I am certainly not going to beg,

Joe Nagy.
Old 01-18-2009, 08:10 AM
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This boat is an awesome sight to see in person. I sailed my 50/800 against two of them after one of the SuperNationals races last fall and it dwarfs my 50/800. DMYC42 showed up with three of the 1.7's in the back of some Ford sub-compact, so transporting them is not an issue. "It's a very nice sailing boat" and I quote my twelve year old daughter who was lucky enough to get a chance at the controls of one of them.
Old 01-23-2009, 02:07 PM
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Joe,

Right now the only company producing boats is Great lakes R/C sailing. Short kits are available. Attached is an intro letter. It explains how this boat came about. Also, they are working on a web site. It should have planes available. There should also be a list of suppliers.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:11 AM
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Web site is up and running. Sketchy right now. More info being added.

http://www.orgsites.com/mi/1-7meter/

FYI the 17meter.org is not working yet, use the link.

Attached is a pic of the latest boat with a new paint job. very sexy.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:10 PM
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hi dmyc,
i would just like to ask some questions. why is the hull limited to 300mm max? what made the class run with only 2 channels? why not allow spinnakers? i wonder why you allowed carbon fibre and kevlar if the class found the ac boats too expensive? i think the boats look awesome if i must say so myself, i might make one in the future.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:57 PM
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Rob,

Thanks for the reply, Lets start with the comment about the expence of the AC class. First the AC is over 80 inches long and 30 lbs vs 68 inches and 21 lbs for the 1.7. Next and more importent is the mast and sails. The mast is 106 inches off the deck. I was the only supplier of a proper mast for the boat. They were bladder formed in a closed mold. Made from 100% unidirectional carbon. Being hand made they were very expensive. Add to that the boat had 3000 sq in of sail. That is as much sail area as an Opti. The sails alone are $250. And that's 1/2 the price of an Opti sail. Next is the 2 channel limit, this is wrong. The class allows 5 channels. As for spinnakers, it was felt they were not needed. If in the future you can get enough 1.7 skippers to agree with you, you can change the rule. Same goes for the 300mm beam. The idea was to keep the boats close enough so one hull design would not have an advantage over anouther. The last thing you want in a new class are hulls being out designed before you get the chance to get the class off the ground. Considering the size and expence of molds for this class, we wanted builders to feel they could design and build boats that could compete right out of the box. Last, I'm glade to here another skipper that thinks the boat is "awsome", we think so too. Just so you know, I hope to have a set of plans on the web very soon. There is no reason that a boat can not be hand made from wood and be competitive. I hope to see more boats very soon. The count today is 12 in Detroit and one in SF California.
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Hi DMYC 42

I would like to add that I think the boat looks awesome as well ( would love more close up pics ). I would love to get the class started here in Australia as it looks like a very quick boat, let me know if you would like to try. How do they go against a 10 rater ?. One last question are the rigs one design.

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Old 02-16-2009, 08:30 AM
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Nice to see interest is growing. Give me a few days and I will post some more pics. Also, I hope to have designs available soon. Water is still frozen here. Only 12 to 24 inches thick. When it breaks up I'm going to get some video also.
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ice you can keep that,
its about 35 deg C here and nice winds and lots of sun, great sailing conditons.
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hi dmyc 42

Just finished an ac 120. live in maine . lots more time before ice out here. Sounds interesting. keep it coming.


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ORIGINAL: smoofty37

ice you can keep that,
its about 35 deg C here and nice winds and lots of sun, great sailing conditons.
+35 C !!!! [sm=omg_smile.gif] That is way too HOT .

I hope you were in the pond with your nice sailboat. ;-)


I guess that feels cool after +41 c.
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[sm=teeth_smile.gif]now theres and idea sitting in the water with the boat. All I need is some one throwing buckets of water at me and that would be just like being on a full size yacht.
Old 02-19-2009, 08:41 AM
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Arrrrrrrrr. Pirate boat owner with his favorite bevi. Hull 3 on surface plate getting final touches before being shipped to new owner in Florida.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:42 AM
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Sorry forgot the other pic
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Detail of #3. This is shot of inside the bow looking aft. Can see sheet turning blocks and sheet adjusters.
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