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#21 Clipper

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:29 PM

I think mine was less than that? I ended up with 2, cost around $500. but yeah, for the dosh, tidy package.


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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.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:59 AM

All assembled.

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 :)


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 04:22 PM

The ones just ordered are $20 cheaper each, inc delivery.

No idea why except these are black hull where the 1st one was white.


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:16 PM

Hope you didn't do what we did and order 2 at once. Alone they were under the gst threshold but together they were over. Wasn't so worried about the money but it held them up by about a month.
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 11:36 AM

Nope, one at a time... for that very reason.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:39 PM

So onepoto domain for the crew race series?
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 01:25 PM

Wattle Downs is available for racing, I will run races for 5 or more boats on Saturdays.

http://www.wattlefarmsailing.nz/

 

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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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Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

Thanks Stunned, that's nice stuff to know.


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