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  1. Buy the 95! Truly one design, no agonising about which model is fastest. The best " driver" wins and a beginner moves up the fleet as they learn and improve.
  2. That was mainly the reason for my post. The forum used to give the option of checking the "real " name or at least the name used to register but this does not seem to be there now. Highly unlikely , but surely especially discussing the sale of items without a real name is less than perfect online?
  3. My limited experience of RC sailors is that generally they are a friendly and open bunch. Why are a significant number of people posting on the forum not using their given name?
  4. Kantun smx in orange. 4173 MYA registered. As new, one v tiny cosmetic mark. Setup by Dave Potter. Sailed 14 times from new in fresh water. Rmg Smart winch and switch and top quality rudder servo. Ullman sails in custom wooden sail-box. No 1 vgc,No2 used once,No3 u unused, all rigs include top quality fittings. On Potter alloy boat stand. No radio. Unused no 1 lightweight jib and rig. Cat sails no 1 sails new and unumbered. Unused padded boat and fin bags. 2 nimh and 2 life batteries. I am dinghy sailing and just dont have time for RC. Its a waste to have such a nice fast boat not used. £1095 Ian McDonald ian.r.mcdonald@ btinternet.com Staffordshire. Option for the buyer of the boat to buy the Futaba T6k transmitter to top level Futaba rx all set up in boat. With Orange spare rx. £120. I have photos and am happy to email before buying! NOW SOLD
  5. I would suggest speaking with Mike one of the " founding fathers" for the Df65 at www.radiosailing.co.uk. He is just across the river from you and will also be able to direct you to the best option fir sailing in Essex. A new Df65 with perhaps three rigs is very good value, but will leave that to Mike
  6. Holding subs at current rates ? possibly but we can all afford a small increase if spent on promotion and training etc. Returning money would cost more than the amount returned if the time of our hard working finance team was factored in.
  7. I had heard a rumour that Dave Alston plays the drums. Perhaps you could start a band Erick?
  8. Somwwhere between my view that RC is an extension of sailing and yours that Sailing and Rc has nothing in common is the truth. Wouldnt it be good to get the views of the 99% of MYA who never post on the forum?
  9. As a relative newcomer to RC it is the similarity in racing "full size" to something like the IOM which got me started. And surely by suggesting there is no link between RC and normal sailing, we would be reducing or removing the greatest source of new MYA members?
  10. I come from dinghy sailing as well Peter. My impression is that there is a reduced effort to avoid collision in RC compared to " full size" sailing. My concern would be that an RC sailor with insurance is even more likely to be firing into the windward mark on tbe port layline!
  11. The market for iom survives on the idea that the latest design is faster. Any of the top ten rated skippers would win with my boat, or indeed a plank with an iom rig bolted on. If you are losing by 5 boat lengths, a change of hull might get you on the podium- any more and its a change on the TX that is needed!
  12. whilst a,one pack varnish or coating will sit on most base coatings, my experience of two pack is that it reacts badly to overcoating either one pack or traditional finishes. surface prep needs to be carefully done if two pack is not to abandon ship.
  13. Blithfield is a,lovely bit of water with upwards of a mile of water upwind. We are there anyway with our dinghies And the other very nice local rc club (!) with a nice bit of water sails on Sundays causing a clash between rc and full sailing , preventing us dinghy sailors joining.
  14. Thanks Gavin, had found the bits about the costs and advantages for indvidual members, most of us are in already. it was the process and costs for the clubs which i was struggling to find. Thanks for your help and will contact John
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