I’ve been reading this forum for quite a while now and just wanted to let you know I’ve lauched my new RC-sailer.
It’s a new design partially based on the Open 60 as seen on the Vend?? Globe.
Interested people can check the building proces on http://www.aquaholic.tk but remember that I’m NO professional :-))
Length = 130 cm (+/- 51 inch)
Weight = 1.8 kg (+/- 3.96 lb)
Sail Area = 1m2 (+/- 10.76 ft2)
Draft = 75 cm (+/- 29.5 inch)
Construction = Carbon
Wim (Belgium) [:-bonc01]
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Very cool, Wim!
I am looking forward to seeing how the tuning and sailing works out. Are you guys already working on a 2nd hull?
Not yet but this basicly has to do with the fact that my collegue is out of the country for about half a year and I don’t really need two …
Great boat! Have you thought about playing with a canting keel or water ballast like on the full size 60’s? Also have you had a chance to try it in any waves yet? If its anything like the full size its going be blisteringly fast downwind in a bit of chop! (thats if you want to risk your pride and joy!). Nice one!
If its not blowing it sucks!
Looks like you’ve done a great job! Good luck…
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