IOM - the ultimate black art?

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Dave Pickett
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IOM - the ultimate black art?

Post by Dave Pickett » 19 Oct 2010, 18:21

Have finally ordered a boat after much searching of the web. There seems to be so little detailed information out there, many builders of part kits, then you are expected to know what to order to complete your hull to make it sail.

Prices are amazing, up to £1300 for a hull only........I am a very experienced modeller and am used to expense but crikey!

I am hoping this forum is going to be helpful (and in due course I hope I will be able to help others) as I am sure this is a great sport, but I have to say it is totally daunting for a beginner to get started........and I am sure many just get put off after investigating the class.

In contrast there is loads of stuff out there for micro magics and RC lasers, why is IOM poorly represented on the web?

Anyone care to comment?

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Re: IOM - the ultimate black art?

Post by soeren_andresen » 19 Oct 2010, 22:48

Hi Dave

Try having a look at Lester Gilbert's or Anders Wallin's homepages.

www.onemetre.net

www.anderswallin.net

Loads of info there

Best regards
Søren Andresen
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Dave Pickett
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Re: IOM - the ultimate black art?

Post by Dave Pickett » 19 Oct 2010, 23:27

Thanks Soren,

Heres a site I've just found, loads of basic stuff n there, perfect for me!

http://www.ivorbittle.co.uk/Articles/Fi ... 20boat.htm

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Re: IOM - the ultimate black art?

Post by Lester » 20 Oct 2010, 19:20

Ivor is one of the gems of English eccentricity (I say that in a perfectly complimentary way!) and his advice is entirely sensible if a little idiosyncratic.
Lester Gilbert
http://www.onemetre.net/

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