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    Racing Sloop
    by CaptLarry πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop
    7 days ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    BTW......still no response from Dumas.
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    7 days ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Things are moving slow....I am at the fiberglass stage, and without a heated garage it is too cold (-8) to work outside. So I am content to piddling with small stuff. I don’t like the sails that came with the kit, as there is no room for a bolt rope or sail hem. I think I found a fabric store that carries the Dacron I need.
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    13 days ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The build on the sloop is going slow. The kit is basically a POS, incomplete instructions, and poor materials. Certainly, what I would NOT expect from Dumas. If this was designed as a beginner kit, forget it! The die cutting is incomplete, and inaccurate. The so-called quality materials are a true extension of the truth, the balsa supplied crumbles when you handle it. Sooooooo……
    I have substituted the balsa with basswood, remade several frames from hobby ply, put bolt ropes in the leading edge of the sails so they will rig correctly, and will glass the hull with 3/4oz. fiberglass cloth. It is a good thing I know how to sail, because this helps to understand the vague rigging instructions.
    This might make a good beginner boat, but built under the supervision of an experienced modeler.
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    12 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent, please keep us updated.

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    12 days ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes, I sent Dumas a message. Wait and see what their response will be.
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    13 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Have you mentioned these problems to Dumas ?

    The only way we can get these kit manufactures to improve the quality of their kits is for us to keep complaining to them.

    Especially when you consider the prices we pay for these kits.

    Martin555.
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    17 days ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I found this neat little pond free sail, β€œRacing Sloop” by Dumas. Decided to build it for my Grandchildren’s enjoyment. Boat specs= LOA- 43cm, Beam- 12.5cm, Depth (waterline to keel bottom)- 7.5cm. The main and jib are boomed for self-tethering. I plan to glass the hull for durability, and probably expanding foam between bulkheads/ frames for flotation.
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    17 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi CaptLarry,
    You have made a good start.
    Have you thought about converting it to radio control ?

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    17 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Looking forward to further progress photos.
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