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Forum: RC Sailboats
02-21-2004, 11:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

Can you find an inland lake without salt water or eel grass?
That stuff sounds terrible. It would be a mess with any real Laser, Sunfish or any other dagger board-type sailboat.
I think it might...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-10-2004, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,026
Posted By Bill McW

RE: The perfect pond?

The perfect pond right now would be one without ice covering it;)

Bill
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-04-2004, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

The first time I sailed my Laser with my new A-Rig, the wind was about 8mph and I experienced weather helm big time.
I had gathered well over 50 hours experience with the other two sails in all...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-04-2004, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

You probably sheeted in too far, a common mistake.
Until you get accustomed to the Laser's Cat Rig, I would suggest the boom point slightly further out than the intersection of the hull and transom...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-01-2004, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

Andy.

The fact that you could take your Laser on vacation with you is impressive.
I can take mine along too. The Laser's ease of transportation (even by aircraft) was among the considerations...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-26-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,043
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Nirvana Combo for $137?

But, the Victoria DOES have a sailing/racing club just 25 miles away from OKC.
The closest Seawind fleet to me is in Wichita (150 miles).
Still, I can't get too excited with the Victoria for the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-21-2004, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,026
Posted By Bill McW

RE: The perfect pond?

I think everything was pretty well covered above.
I would add 50-cent beer and 75-80 degree weather all year with wind speeds from 5-12 mph.
Oh yea....the water must be crystal clear with a...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-20-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

Alex.

Good to hear you got the Laser.
And, I agree that Ray is a super guy.
When you get your boat I suggest you spend some time studying the Laser web site < http://sailrclaser.com >
Go...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-20-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

Alex.

Any luck with the Laser?
I heard Ray Wright was going to the Virgin Islands this weekend to race his Vic. If you don't get a response right now, maybe its because he's already there?
...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-15-2004, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

Alex.

I'm at work and won't see my personal email until I get home tonight.
You can proceed in contacting the seller of the Laser without me.
His name is Ray Wright < [email protected] >.
...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-15-2004, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

I know where a brand new Laser is and the selling price is $250!
The deal includes the boat, Hitec TX/RX, Hitec servos and the standard B-Rig.
This is a new boat that has not been in the water.
...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-15-2004, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

The price is fixed at $429 and $529 (with bag) wherever you go[&o]
< http://sailrclaser.com >
< http://www.gbmy.com >
The good part is that class rules are so strict that other than the A and...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-14-2004, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RE: RC Laser

Hi Rob.

I love my Laser!
I chose the Laser because of the high winds we have here in Oklahoma. 15 mph is the average wind speed here, and that is too much for my Seawind.
My boat was ordered...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-13-2004, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bill McW

RC Laser

Anybody else out there sail a Laser?

Bill
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-05-2004, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Sailing location

I've heard that someone rents RC Lasers in Central Park.
They are a demanding boat, but I think you'll like them.

Bill
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-04-2004, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,043
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Nirvana Combo for $137?

The price for the Hitec sounds right.
If you don't change the stock servo you will have to point the boat into the wind to sheet in.

Bill
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-03-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,043
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Nirvana Combo for $137?

The Tower Hobby servos that come with the combo are rated at only 42 oz/in.
That power level would serve the rudder servo only. The sail winch needs at least 100 oz/in to be effective.
I replaced...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-23-2003, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Painting Fiberglass

The last boat I painted was my tug. It is made from vacuum-injected styrene and was very plain looking in the white.
The tug's manufacturer has possibly the best model painting tips I've ever seen....
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-22-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Painting Fiberglass

Very frustrating indeed. Generally, when you use the same brand of paint you don't get that kind of behavior.
Maybe it was the Day Glow make-up?
Personally, I'm through with painting. I get the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-22-2003, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By Bill McW

RE: What model is good?

I have a Laser and I must admit that is more demanding than any other RC sailboat I own. My other two sailboats are sloop rigs and track better on tack. But the more I sail the Laser the better I...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-22-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By Bill McW

RE: What model is good?

I think any of the Kyosho kit boats are great.
They are easy to assemble and are of exceptional quality.
All of them are fast and sail like a real boat.
If you go to Tower Hobbies and get a...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-17-2003, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Mini-12 hulls

I'm attracted to the Fun 430.
It is larger than the Footy, but still small enough to easily transport.
The extended length, beam and freeboard would lend themselves to a more seaworthy boat in...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-16-2003, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By Bill McW

RE: What model is good?

I have a Kyosho Seawind and it is my favorite of the four RC boats I own.
It is a new One Design class and just getting started. If you wish to race immediately you probably should consider another...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-11-2003, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Outta my league here ....

Ballgunner.

The Futaba S3801 sail servo produces almost 160 oz/in of torque at 4.8V and over 190 oz/in at 6v.
Seawind sailboats use the S3801. It is more than adequate for it's 605 sq. inch...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-05-2003, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By Bill McW

RE: Sailboat steering

The Laser is sold only through a few sources and it's price remains the same. < http://sailrclaser.com >.
The running gear for a sailboat is similar to a rc car but you don't need a speed...
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