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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > HELP ME DECIDE PLEASE
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Forum Posts: 59
20th Sep 2017 16:16  
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I'm looking at three model rc yachts just now and can't decide.




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.

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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 2076
20th Sep 2017 17:40  
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Hi Les, don't know the direct answer 😲 but do know where you can find all the IOM (International One Metre) rules 😉
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 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!

Forum Posts: 59
20th Sep 2017 18:13  
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Thank you. I'll look that link up. The German quandry. LOL.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 110
21st Sep 2017 13:24  
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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.


(Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 8
22nd Sep 2017 06:59  
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The DF95 is too short at 950mm for IOM.

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.