this will be my first year racing my vic, i was wondering what advice you guys had for me and other people with vic’s as their first boats.
first: mast head or frac rigged?
second: mast material
third: jib club set up (how far back should the attatchment point go)
fifth: random advice
for starters i used the stock bottom piece and a piece of flexible graphite for the top section of my mast, i find that with the top as flexible as it is, and using three stays it produces unmatched tuning ability, i don’t really have anything past that. i also know about the vic resource center but i thought this might help people too because the resource center is kinda barren on certain topics.
i love tinkering with these boats it takes up time i’m sure my girfreind is going to hate it soon
Can use the frac rig best check it out at the amya site. for the Vic rules
Servos I used a Hitec HS715bb for the sails and a hitec hs311
Servos seem to be a big option between sailors, some go heavy duty others go mid range. Best to ask around and see what the guys use in your area.
Here is a link to some good Victoria information: http://www.myrc.org/
On the right hand side click on Library
Click on “Sailboat Building”
Scroll down to “Building a Victoria”
I have said it before: “You could spend days reading all the information in the library”
The two new Vic skippers in our club I think are using Futaba S3802 winches. Craig Mackey, the current national champ apparently uses that servo, as well as many of those racing in that event.
I’m using a Hitec 605BB, which is adequate, though not a powerhouse. I would think that the 715BB, while more than powerful enough is a little bit overkill. It’s also considerably heavier and has a bigger profile (case) than the 3802 I believe. Weight is an important consideration when building your Vic, and buying the most powerful lb. for lb. and lightest servo possible is a good idea. I’m still learning about all this, but this is what I gather in my few months of picking many skipper’s brains about this stuff.
The Vic class has a nice Yahoo discussion group that is very helpful. I don’t know if you have to be a class member or not, but it’s moderated by the Victoria Class Secretary. I highly recommend anyone who wants more info on how to build these boats to visit that group.