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by Peter_Nicholls
22 Dec 2006, 18:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Merry X-mas and happy newyear
Replies: 2
Views: 3594

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

Happy Xmas
:P
From
Pete & Tony
at Gosport Model and Hobby Shop
(the centre of the rc yachting universe)

We now have a full 5 months IOM sailing under our belts, next season Pete is going to beat them all, or at least try!
by Peter_Nicholls
17 Oct 2006, 19:56
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New boy
Replies: 21
Views: 15473

[quote]I’ve sailed smaller and cheaper rc yachts than the IOM. On the face of it you would say that these would be ideal for the beginner.[quote] Mike, just to clarify, by trainer yacht I mean a half decent second hand IOM with all the ability to compete at club level. only yesterday I sold a "Ton...
by Peter_Nicholls
17 Oct 2006, 17:44
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New boy
Replies: 21
Views: 15473

IOM expensive or not?

I run a model shop in Gosport and would like to add my 2p worth to this thread, Whilst I totally agree that if you want to be highly competitive in the IOM scene it can get very expensive, some skippers will spend well over £2000 to get their yacht built and ready for racing. the comparison between...
by Peter_Nicholls
06 Oct 2006, 21:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Phigit class
Replies: 14
Views: 10977

Phigit

I am a new skipper to any form of RC yachting having only sailed since mid August 2006, I really enjoy the hobby and look foward to every IOM day at my local club. There have been some rumblings and mumblings on the 1.5 metre class to which I have assumed they refer to the new Phigit class. I have a...
by Peter_Nicholls
06 Oct 2006, 17:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: how mold a bow bumper?
Replies: 10
Views: 8706

I have put a small (2-56) flat head bolt or two (CA them in place) into the flat portion of the bow (where the bumper will attach), then affix the female mold to the hull and cast the RTV directly onto the bow. It will mold itself around the bolts, encasing them and providing firm attachment to the...
by Peter_Nicholls
06 Oct 2006, 16:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: adjusting weight of lead balast
Replies: 5
Views: 4740

Heavy lead ?

I, in my humble opinion, would of thought it very easy to drill the holes a little over depth then fill them. If the lead is then to light its very easy to take out the filler and add some lead mixed with filler. You can then add back weight either at the front or rear of the lead. Problem solved! o...
by Peter_Nicholls
13 Aug 2006, 19:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Newbie here with a couple of questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3763

Newbie here with a couple of questions

Firstly let me introduce myself. I am Pete Nicholls of Gosport UK, I recently got hooked by the IOM bug and have now been sailing for over a month! my current yacht is a GB Nimbus 2 she is a bit heavy and is not overly keen in high winds (she acts more like a sub :) ) I have raced a few sundays and ...