Model Yachting @

The Boatyard

The two links below are actively updated with new content on a regular basis.!

Online Shop - For all the DF and RC Laser goodies that we stock

Soch Sails - For info about all the Radio Sailing goodies that we produce

RC Laser Stuff

Click on the links below to find out more, these links are not regularly updated but pricing information should be correct.

RC Laser info

Why choose an RC Laser

RC Laser Spec

Buy an RC Laser

Spares, Parts & Accessories

Braid Upgrade Kit Instructions

RC Laser gallery

DF Stuff

The links below have not been updated for some time and any pricing info will not be correct. To purchase our DF products please check out our online shop

Dragonforce 65

Soch Sails

Hull & Deck Stickers

Dragonforce 65 Spares, Parts & Accessories

Dragonforce 65 Hints & Tips

Dragonforce 65 Gallery

Dragonforce 65 Instruction Manual

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DF65 Hull & Deck Stickers

Instructions on how to apply the sticker sets are available as a PDF here

Whilst we all love the DF65 for being such a great introduction to the sport of radio sailing we have found that as new fleets have grown people find themselves sailing other peoples boats which can become quite frustrating.

To this end some people have taken the time to repaint their black hull a different colour or even bought a replacement white hull and transferred the bits over and solved the problem that way. When swapping hulls will cost you over £50 and a paint job will take days to do correctly we decided that the issue of hull colour needed some thought so we fired up the kettle, made a brew and got thinking.

After much head scratching, lots of research, many sheets of vinyl and plenty of tea we have come up with an elegant and pocket friendly solution to the problem which allows you to change the colour of your boat from black to any one of 24 colours in less than ten minutes without any mess at all.

Best of all if you get bored with the colour you can swap it out for the next race meeting.

So here they are, full length hull and deck sticker sets!

Hull and deck stickers ready to go! DF65 V6 and DF95

Details

Each set comes on an easy peel sheet and comprises of at least six stickers plus an instruction sheet so you get the job done correctly first time round.

The deck sticker has all the cut outs for deck fittings and hatches so that you can apply it easily and without any bother. A little care needs to be taken around the battery hatch when applying the sticker but it can easily be done by even the most ham fisted of people like me!

We have tried our own very sticky deck patches, available here, on top of the deck sticker and we have had no issues in removing them and re-applying new patches on top of the sticker. Although a little care is required when doing this there is enough contact area around the hatches to keep the patches stuck to the original deck in all but one area on the inside of the battery hatch.

The hull sticker is designed to fit snug up to the bow bumper and takes in all of the topside area from waterline to deck edge and is, again, easy to apply. If applying to a later spec boat with the removable decals then we recommend that these are removed before applying your hull stickers for a better looking finish.

Check out the pictures below and when you realise that you really should have a set please drop us an email and we'll sort you a set or two out.

Colours

Ever mindful that people crave something a little bit different for their boat we have decided to offer a range of colour options that give enough choice for everyone to realise their own colour schemes without too much hassle.

As you can see from the photo below we are able to offer 11 different colours but rather than just offering a gloss sticker we are able to offer each colour in a matt finish also which reduces glare on the water and to be honest looks pretty sharp too.

We can also offer a carbon finish sticker (far right of the picture) as well as matt black, which again looks pretty cool. This gives you 24 colour options. If you cannot see the colour that you want get in touch and tell us what you'd like, if we can get it, we can do it!

What colour will you choose?

Please note the actual colours may vary a little to those shown above.

Pictures

Well you'll want to know how your boat will look when you've applied the stickers so here we are, a few of our stickers to give you an idea.

DF95 Sticker set

DF65 V6 Full Length Sticker set

DF65 V6 Sticker set

Order a set here

 

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Latest News

22nd April 2021 - Well that was great. We saw around 40 boats on the water for our first week of Park & Launch in Abersoch. Blue skies were the order of the day and although it was quite chilly on the water it was great to see so many smiling faces return to the yard. We are now working on getting the rest of the boats ready for Mayday weekend, the first Abersoch Banky of the year! Hopefully the weather will play ball.

31st March 2021 - We reckon you'll be boating in Abersoch before too long. We are hoping to open our Park and Launch service in Abersoch on the 12th April 2021......we'll see you there for beers and boating!

 

11th March 2021 - When? Well we'd like to be open again from the 12th April which would be lovely. Whatever happens we will unfortunatley miss Easter 2021 due to lack of guidance from the Welsh First Minister and the stay local message which will be in place in England. We will be getting boats ready for the season over the next month so that as soon as you guys get the green light to be here we will be ready with boats and tractors to get you on the water. In the meantime, stay safe.