I'm looking at three model rc yachts just now and can't decide.
JOYSWAY DRAGON FORCE 65 V6
JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95
PROBOAT RAGAZZA V2
Am I right in saying they are all IOM rating so I could enter the race circuit. Do any of them have any niggly faults that have been experienced by owners in the UK. And do they all have removable masts so as I can transport them in a little car. (Fiat 500) Or maybe there are others I can consider. Thank you.
Hi Les, don't know the direct answer 😲 but do know where you can find all the IOM (International One Metre) rules 😉 https://mya-uk.co.uk/knowledge_base_category/iom/ This should tell you if they are or not, just compare the specs. If they all are compliant then you have what the Germans call Qual der Wahl. = Torment of choice! 🤔 Happy sailing, Doug 😎
"Retirement is when you stop living at work - and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
I have a Dragonforce 65, but not the latest version, and a Ragazza. The df65 is only 650mm so does not comply to IOM rules I would think, and from other forums, neither does the Ragazza, in spite of what it might say on the box. Not too sure of the Ragazza's failings with out finding the other forum but I think it is length of mast for a start.
I think that the Ragazza can squeeze into the IOM rules with a bit of tweaking. The supplied mast and sails fall between an A rig and a B rig in size. The mast is removable.
If you decide to change the paintwork on a Ragazza you have two options.
1. Paint over the existing surface and add a bit more weight.
2. Strip the existing surface off and repaint on the bare fibreglass. Beware, this is not an easy job. The existing surface is VERY hard and takes a lot of sanding with very heavy sand paper to remove. Been there, done that.
The Ragazza is a pretty boat and fun to sail but it will not stand up against the red hot competition IOMs.