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    RC Laser
    by philcaretaker ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    28 days ago
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    RC Laser - not a home brew of course, but for many years an object of desire due to simplicity of design, assembly, aesthetics and convenience.
    Love the Laser, but the Wee Nip still my "go to" boat.


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    27 days ago by peterd ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wee Nips are a growing class in Australia as well. Some classes devoted to the jib/mainsail configuration and others to the Una rig.

    I sail the una rig design as well as playing with an IOM but really enjoy the nip.
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    27 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Wee Nips? Are the same as Footyโ€™s?
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    27 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    More like half size 'Wee Drams' Ron
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    27 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    No Ron -
    Footy is 12" (30.5cm).
    The Wee Nip is 27" (70cm).
    Mickey Finn is 36" (92cm).
    Laser is 41.1/2" (105cm)
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    27 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    There is something about the simplicity of the una rig and is possibly a factor in the popularity of the full size Laser dinghy. Interesting that a number of yacht clubs that race the laser also have members who race the models.
    The reason I recently acquired a Mickey Finn hull which I hope to restore is this same liking for simplicity and I'm sure the same thing applies to the 'Wee Nip'.

    Nerys.

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    27 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Peter - wish I was in Brisie" right now !.
    Ok on your nip too,- mine have all been Uni rig also - great to experiment with the whole concept of fittings etc.
    I may start a forum just for the Wee Nip to encourage others - a great intro into RC Sailing.
    cheers and beers !.

    beers
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    27 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Good Idea. That Wee Nip looks like an easy build.

    http://www.weenip.org.uk/

    https://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t887-wee-nip-build
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    27 days ago by peterd ( Leading Seaman)
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    They are - most of the guys in our club built their own, some over two days allowing for glues to dry. A simple plan and the sails are an easy make as well. We have experimented with different materials for the sails and several of us use the coloured cellophane that is used by florists around bunches of flowers.
    A bit different but very strong and also cheap. Sail made in about 30 minutes and costing around $2.50 Australian. Make for a colourful fleet on the water.
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    26 days ago by peterd ( Leading Seaman)
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    Another comment on the Nip. I have sailed mine in anything from 0 knots to approaching 20. It does act like a submarine downwind in 20 knots but that is probably operator being overly keen. They are very competitive in most wind speeds. I live in the range behind Brissie - time to have that beer. Looking forward to see what other people think of more on the different sailing classes in this group.

    (I had the privilege of photographing in a professional capacity the IOM World Titles on the Sunshine Coast Qld about 10 years ago which got me interested in RC as opposed to the Etchells class, but never got started with RC till i moved here.) I went to the local club to check it out and was hooked as soon as they gave me a remote and a Wee Nip to try out.

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    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Peter, ater I retired I worked for 5 years as a school caretaker - loved every minute involved in everything !. It was great to help inspire, support and motivate . This was just another project along the way.
    We started to look at hovercraft also but stalled after a stroke !- starting to get involved with the school again now so we will see how we go on.!
    Keeping busy
    Cheers (but no more beers)
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