I think mine was less than that? I ended up with 2, cost around $500. but yeah, for the dosh, tidy package.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:19 AM
You may have the V5 version which is a bit cheaper. The V6 is newish I believe.
I'm told the difference is 2 mins with a 3mm drill bit to open something up and the colours...Oh and the sails maybe a hint lighter cloth. A enthusiastic punter of mine in Chch has both versions, reckons they are the same speed.
Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:59 AM
Far from hard but did come with a few expletives as my kiwi lad fat fingers had to deal with the 0.6mm sheets and back stay.
Very good clear instructions.
Everything you need is there bar some superglue, small needle nose pliers and 8 batteries.
A well thought out and made package for the cost. Had I got the boat and assembled it prior to knowing the cost I'd be picking at least double what I paid.
2 more been ordered and rumour of 3 others.
The Bayswater combined Beer drinkin and DF65 racing Championships are not far away now
Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:33 PM
Here on the Gold Coast they're the biggest class by far at our club - around 35 members. We get up 20 on a Tuesday. Handy hint for those new to the class. The hulls will crack and leak around the centrecase. It's advisable to give the inside of the hulls around the centre case a coat of thickened epoxy of some guys have even used a coating of polyurethane glue (the foamy stuff). Version 6 models don't need to be sealed around the deck fittings. But earlier models need super glue dropped around the screw eyes. Other than what I've mentioned they are very well thought out and a load of fun and as a one design really competitive racing. If you own one of the earlier models your sails may be a bit bigger than class rules say. But they are still class legal. Just for fun run a ruler over them.
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