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  1. Having just detonated a self tensioning drum, I have to say I have moved over to a standard drum with a separate block/spring arrangement to add tension. to the winch line. The self tensioning drums are very clean and convenient, however are a known failure point in the system. I'm sure many people have had great success with them, just offering another view.
  2. frayz


  3. Well clearly you do have the wrong end of the stick, however in that case please forgive me, that was never my intention to cause upset. My apologies sir, good sailing to you
  4. Was totally “tongue in cheek” mate and I’m glad you took it as so. I too have just started out in the world of RC yacht sailing. Glad you got a boat and are enjoying when you get the time.
  5. Sorry to dig up an old thread, however I stumbled across this whist looking for a IOM for sale for me to get into the sport. (That’s what my local club sail) I’d just like to know: Did Eric ever buy a boat? What boat did Eric buy? Did Eric ever win anything with his “all the gear, no idea” mantra? Haha.
  6. Cheers Alf. Popped down this morning but typically rhis weekend was cancelled due to the lake being used by full size yachts. Hope to pop down next weekend if I can. Now to read about IOMs
  7. Thanks guys, great info. I think my local guys sail at Heybridge Basin which is walking distance from me. I’ll have to pop down.
  8. Evening all, I've been into RC racing for many years and in numerous forms, mostly 1/10 touring car and 1/8 buggy. However im now 35 and living right near the water, in Essex. I happened to see a few senior chaps at my local Prom running RC yachts and thought how nice it looked. Im also a keen kite flyer, so the appeal of combining 2 of my interests, this wind powered RC stuff seems right up my street. I also like how technical it is, not to mention how much cheaper it is than other forms of RC racing, especially when you look at the DF series of boats. So as i mention the DF series, mostly the DF65. What do i need to get started, any do's/donts for a beginner? Which batteries are you guys finidng best? Am i okay with a single rig to begin with? New boat or SH? I like teh idea of building up a new one as it gets you familair with the model. Anything else i need to know? Thanks for your time - Frayz.
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