I appreciate your comments - My recomendation is not based on any politics that may be present between the AMYA and Megatech. To me it is a non-issue. It is my understanding that Steve Lang has a good rapport with the guys at AMYA. As I read the rules in this type of class, the manufacturer decides and establishes a secretary.
The fact is that there is only one Nirvana Class Secretary - there is another gentleman that was, and he was replaced - From what I can tell, it is very possible that Mr. Leathers is at the root of the confusion. I have a copy of the letter published by Megatech that clearly states who is the current Secretary, a fellow named John Malek and that the other chap is not. That’s what I know about it. Happy to provide a copy of that letter - I am sure you have seen it on the Nirvana thread - but if not let me know - happy to shoot you a copy.
In the past, the fellows I raced Nirvana’s with ran stock boats - my boat had only minor mods that are acceptable when I raced it. I have since upgraded to a stronger servo for the usual reasons and I don’t race it any more, just use it for pleasure sailing and “ad hoc” or “street racing” with some friends - just one rule , have fun!
So in conclusion - I stand firmly on my suggestions regarding a Nirvana. As I pointed out, there are many fine choices out there - and I am happy to provide any information any boats that I may have information archived to help new commers, or old ones too.:smile3: I know you are a wealth of knowledge in this area and respect your opinions and knowledge.
As for me, I am not into helping anyone make my hobby into a political “free for all” or football. This is such a great past time, it shouldn’t be contaminated with igo issues.
Whatever may be going on between the two entities doesn’t change my view of the Nirvana’s benifits to a new commer. As you well know, most RC boaters are not racers and those that do will decide for themselves what’s best - I suspect, sooner than later whatever deferences may be present will be resolved.
I have 10 RC sailboats right now and like all of them. As time and funds permit, I hope to be able to enjoy others in the future. I hope to be able to actually build some boats in my new hobby shop - I’ve enjoyed building a few kits V 12, V32, Mirco Magic, Seawind, Yamaha etc. but somewhere deep inside there is a scratch build in me. Time will tell.