In fact i tried sailing this boat about 4 years ago, we had a laser regatta and IOM guys had were also there.
I remembered that an acquaintance of mine bought it for something less than 1000€. So the price could not be more than that.
I gave him a call, he told me a few details about the boat and after we discussed the price all that was left to do was 300kilometers to pick up the boat.
It came like this:
Luka, a friend and enthusiat with whom i share many areas of interest told me that more of such IOM boats were built by this guy, to race the once existing Slovenian national championship.
The condition of the boat can not be seen in the pictures above.
But the boat is new, literally.
It has been sailed three times before i bought it for less than 500€, now that is a bargain one metre!
It came with a primitive charger and a 6chanell futaba radio, which i will sell asap.
The rudder servo is graupner standard.
the winch is this:
|this "regatta" whinch is no good it is way to slow, 180deg heavy duty servo should solve that problem|
the remote it came with:
|the only thing that had to be replaced was the bungee keeping the tension so the sheets stay in check, i added a dacron patch to protect the hull|
|the finn seems to be full, carbonfibre skin, glasfibre and carbon rod core, it is probably quite heavy|
|the rigg is simple, the sails are made of kimoto foil which is too heavy|
|the sails are nice tho, the shape is good, i added my tell tails and went for a sail|
|so far i only sailed this boat once, in ok conditions|
I am super satisfied with the buy.
I got alot for my money and the resale value is gonna be good.
This boat will serve as a comparison for my designs.
Offcourse i will also take it to races and have lots of fun with it.
but first(to do list):
-buy 3 sets of sails and masts from jelacic sailing/build three riggs, A,B,C
-replace the winch/servo, because this graupner regatta servo is way to slow
-get a measurment certificate
-go to some races, i am looking at some in Austria and Croatia all in a 200km radius
More sailing pictures and thoughts about the boat follow.