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Radio Controlled Sailboat Box Project

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Here is my latest project, a box to carry and protect my Radio Controlled Sailboat when I travel to races.

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Here is the case built to hold the 3 different sizes of sail rigs for different wind conditions.
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Excellent job!! Where did you get your boat plans / kit?:)
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I was wondering what that big folding triangle thing was when I was at your shop, but just didn't have time to ask about it! Great job!
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What does a radio controlled box do anyway?:confused:















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texomawood wrote:Excellent job!! Where did you get your boat plans / kit?:)
The boat pictured is a International One Meter design called the Trinity. There are many different models and classes of RC boats worldwide. The sport is very popular and skippers travel all over the world to compete in ragattas. The IOM class just had it's National Ragatta in San Francisco, a 4 day event limited to just 68 boats. The World Finals will be held in Israel this year. I have a new boat called the Fraktal on order from Great Britain which has a 1 year waiting list. There are many different classes and price ranges with kits as low as $200, including a radio and receiver, all the way up to over $3,500 for the IOM class. I thought racing my full size 25' O'day was a blast but racing these little boats is much more intense and rewarding. That's why it's important that you build boxes for the rigs/sails and hulls to protect your investments when shipping them to the racing venues. I also race a Victoria class boat which is smaller and can be had for between $200 and $400 outfitted with racing sails. Google both IOM's and Victoria's RC sailboats to check out this exciting sport/hobby. Many of my SS projects in the past year have been to build boat stands, sail boxes and boat boxes in support of my hobby. Now you know why I can't retire yet even though I'm 70 years old, I have an expensive hobby :)
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Out of curiosity, what type of materials are the hulls made out of?
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frank81 wrote:Out of curiosity, what type of materials are the hulls made out of?
The custom hand made IOM's are Fiberglass, and very breakable, and the smaller kits are the same material as PVC pipes, very hard and almost unbreakable.
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fredsheldon wrote:The custom hand made IOM's are Fiberglass, and very breakable, and the smaller kits are the same material as PVC pipes, very hard and almost unbreakable.
This is really intersting to me, I work in boats (started off in yachts) and my pipe dream is custom and small batch composites molding and casting of vehicle parts (boats, motorcycles, cars, etc,).

I'm probably a year off from the capability(CNC routing), but if you ever want to try a custom design I'd be game for making that my test project. I have a commercial account with a composites distributor so I can get virtually any material, and would be able to produce fiberglass, carbon fiber, or any typed of poured resin including additives and pigments.
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Do you know if there is a "racing group" up in the North Dallas area? Thanks for the previous info. Where did they hold comp. out in SF?
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texomawood wrote:Do you know if there is a "racing group" up in the North Dallas area? Thanks for the previous info. Where did they hold comp. out in SF?
Yes, a large IOM group sail out of the Corinthian Sailing Club on White Rock Lake. Check out the link to their Yahoo Group below.

Google IOM Nationals in San Fran. They sailed off of the Oracle Pier.

Fred

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tryc/
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'52 10ER # 60869 (restored in 2012, used as a dedicated drill press), '52 10ER # 88712 (restored 01/2013), 52 10ER # 71368 (in process of restoring), '83 500 Shorty with OPR installed, '83 520 PowerPro with Lift Assist, 6" Joiner, 6" Belt Sander, 18" Jig Saw, 11" Band Saw, 12" ProPlaner, SS Crosscut Table. SS Dust Collector, Hitachi 1/2" router, Work Sharp 3000 with all attachement, Nova G3 Chuck, Universal Tool Rest, Appalachia Tool Works Sled.
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