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  1. Ian I know obvious but forgot to say the welding rod/wire is for stainless steel construction purposes. (Hence stainless wire) Eric
  2. Hi Ian I use TIG welding filler wire as this is straight. However you could equally use MIG welding wire off a roll. I also use this wire to make hooks etc. for rigging purposes. If you have a fabrication company locally you may be able to obtain a couple of rods or a length cut off a roll. If you try to buy this from a welding supplier it is usually sold by the Kilo. (I have found 1mm, 1.2mm & 1.6mm cover most needs) If you contact Housemartin sails I bought some from them in the past, I also think you will obtain some from Sailsetc. (Other RC suppliers do exist) Hope this helps Eric
  3. I have used the version of the King Max winch sold by Component Shop (link https://www.componentshop.co.uk/61g-digital-sail-winch-servo-6-turn-programmable.html?___SID=U }. as a replacement for both whirlwind and Eurgle winches with success in both IOM and Marblehead yachts. I set the number of turns on my radio's end point adjust. this needs to be set accurately as I did manage to burn out one winch when the boat was on the bank, I left the winch turned on and it was pulling against a locked pulley line system, my fault for the failure not the winches. Other than that the winch has operated reliably. It cannot compete against a RMG for performance but is at least a 1/5th of the cost and half the weight. The only issue is a badly fitting winch drum, it works but not the best. I have subsequently used drums from defunct Eurgle's which now appear to have disappeared from the market. The speed of the winch does make gybing when running more difficult but no different to a Whirlwind. There is a version of the King Max winch available from Hobby King which has less available torque but faster rotation, I have intended to try one in an IOM but fitted Eurgle refused to die and the boat has now been laid up as current boat has a RMG. fitted. ( I have one of these winches in my spares box for future trial.) Hope this helps.
  4. Steve Just been on MX web site and the winch is near the bottom of page (No photo} click on this and photo available and spec. (https://www.mxcomponents.com/it/winches-drums/346-servo-vsd-22-ayamb-hv.html) This should be direct link to page. Eric
  5. This winch is available on MX Components web site (https://www.mxcomponents.com/it/6-winches-drums) listed at 126 Euro.
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    MX 16 Set Up

    Nigel Hope this is what you are after Eric MX16 rigging Guide.pdf
  7. Anthony On a roll, have a look at the downloadable documents here:- www.aa-parts.com/en/ (sorry could not get hyperlink to work) Gives a lot of information as well as a range of drilling for masts, varying shroud and spreader heights etc. Hope of use to you & not overload of info. Eric
  8. Anthony Have a look at this:- Regards Eric
  9. Anthony Have a look at https://dawsong8.wixsite.com/jgsails. This gives information on putting an IOM rig together. Eric
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  11. Trevor Have a look at Potter Solutions Ltd. He supplies a range of Aluminium stands to suit different class's of yachts. Eric
  12. Darin Not convinced this still happens. I've tried this a few times in an attempt to find location of poster's selling items and could not find a real identity. Please check some recent members as I think this has possible occurred since the forum update. Please let me know the result. Eric
  13. Michael Just had a look at boats for sale and the Italico if not sold could make a good starter boat for the class, Any Sailsetc yacht well setup will be a good choice, most if not all are good light air performing boats and also seem to tack well. Which from your lake description would seem to be main requirements. Eric
  14. Michael The Krcar was a development of the Oscar, both designs from Peter Wiles PJ sails. The Krcar was produced to improve the higher wind speed performance of the boat by enabling the rig to sit lower. (Skiff type deck rather than flat) From memory the Oscar was a good light wind performer so the Krcar should also be good in those conditions as the hull was of the same design. (Shape) If you look on PJ sails web site the two designs are in the catalogue. As Richard pointed out the main considerations for performance is the sail/rig condition followed by fin quality. The sails are relatively easy upgrade, the mast is important for performance also relatively easy to change, the fin is not an easy upgrade. Why not give Peter Wiles a ring and ask him about the designs strengths and weakness, he has always been helpful when I have contacted him. As Richard said do let us know what is your final choice. Eric
  15. Don't only look at the classes sailed at your proposed club but also what class is best supported by the local District. I suspect the answer to the District support will come down in favour of the IOM. If this is the case I would definitely choose the IOM as it would give you greater opportunities to race. Also a good quality IOM bought secondhand will retain it's resale value if maintained well. This enables you to upgrade with minimal financial loss. As you have by now guessed the IOM would be my choice. Eric
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