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    kallikrates5
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    Thanks hereโ€™s the boat part built showing the decals. I painted the rudder and keel, but someone told me the paint would slow the boat down. Not sure about that. Stephen
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    BobbyN
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    Look really good with the decals. I will check shipping costs to Aus. Thanks for the feedback.
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    kallikrates5
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    I put mine together in lockdown and am very pleased with it. I added decals to mine from Soch Sails. The UK has a single class for racing.
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    AndyB
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    There are plenty sailing at fleetwood in the uk
    Itโ€™s salt water but the club has a hose pipe to wash boats afterwards

    The other option is to use a hand held spray with water with a touch of washing up liquid added.
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    peterd
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    We had several of them that were sailed on a regular basis. Most have now graduated to the DF95's which give our IOM fleet a run for their money.
    The only real negative with them has been that they are very lightly constructed with some splitting in the hull. Otherwise a fun boat to sail.
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    BobbyN
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    The lake we sail in is in New South Wales, Lake Macquarie, named after a Scotish Governor, Lachlan Macquarie. It is salt water so I will investigate the corrosion issue further
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    Nerys
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    Fresh water, it's called Cold Knap Lake in Barry, South Wales. Large lake in the shape of a harp. It was built by the local authority in the 1920s to provide employment in the depression. Concrete to the water's edge makes launching easy, best lake in South Wales.

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    BobbyN
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    Nerys

    Thanks. The website says they should not be sailed in salt water but the group at the lake say this can be overcome using a special corrosion inhibitor. Do you sail in slat or fresh water?
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    I saw a couple of DF65's sailing at my club and was so impressed that I bought one. Since then my club, like many others has been having regular racing for them. I think they are a good RTR yacht with excellent performance and quite good value.

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    BobbyN
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    Hi All

    After many years I am looking at getting back into RC sailing. A local group sail a plastic boat called the DF65 I was looking for a little unbiased feedback on the boat and how it performs. If any members have sailed one I would be grateful for advice.

    Thanks Bob



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