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    Default Hello from the BIG State of Texas!

    Hello all!

    I'm a long time modeler, started with airplanes when I was around 9 years old. I've flown aerobatic aircraft, open class sailplanes, slope soarers and helicopters for many years. I also raced cars when I was younger, spending just about every penny from lawn mowing jobs on new tires and what not. I recently got into RC boats, buying a Fast Electric to start with then following up with my first sailboat, a Vic which I am racing with this weekend.

    I realize that there is a lot of knowledge in this forum and I can't wait to dive in and be able to participate!

    James

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    James
    Welcome and congrats on joining a solid group of folks. I have owned a Victoria and enjoyed sailing it for a number of years. If you are racing in a AMYA club setting, thisis class allows for a number of upgrades which can improve the boats performance. Worth a look at the rules. Here is a link to their web page for the Victoria : http://www.theamya.org/boats/victoria/

    I posted a picture of my old Victoria. I didn't make any of the upgrades since the group I sailed with opted to keep them "stock" or in the factory conration. Frankly, the factory set -up worked well enough for us that we felt no need to spend the dollars to modify our boats. The guy that purchased my boat was in a club that was into the full race versions - so he made the investment and my old boat is now a very high end Victoria!

    Whatever direction you take, I am sure you will enjoy RC sailing. I look at this aspect of RC to be an investment. I have never had to take one of my sailboats home in a bag!
    Boomer
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    Default Re: Hello from the BIG State of Texas!

    One last thought - this is good place to ask questions, so if you have any post them and I am sure you'll get some very good responses.
    Boomer
    Last edited by Boomer; 11-01-2014 at 04:36 PM.

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    Default Re: Hello from the BIG State of Texas!

    James,

    not to take anything away from this group, there is also a victoria yahoo group... which is all thing Vic...

    There is a lot of Vic sailing in texas.... Have fun...
    Marc

    S1M 1981
    Victoria 81
    RG65 181
    IOM 81, 681, 881

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