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

We have decided to "Facebook" it up and have started a page for our Model Yacht Division, sounds grand but it's just a facebook page. Clicky the magic "F" to take a look.

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

18th April 2018

Heatwave!....nope, not here. Apparently it will get better as the day goes on but currently it is still windy, grey and a little bit showery. As for the heat....well I'm not sure we'll see that at all, we might get to the high teens but I'd be surprised if we hit the 20's. Still, it looks like Friday and Saturday could be boating days, so get down here and get on with it!

9th April 2018

Great day yesterday, some people even went boating, they came back smiling. You could do the same again today, it's lovely now the sun has come out.

7th April 2018

No boating today, it is a little bit damp, however tomorrow, Sunday, looks like an altogether better day. Boating? well you could if you were here!

4th April 2018

Suns out, water is flat enough, time to go boating if you are here but get down early as the weather looks like it might go off this afternoon.

3rd April 2018

So we are back in the world of websites once more and will hopefully be able to keep you all a little more up to date with what we are getting up to here at the yard. Nothing groundbreaking for 2018, the yard is still the same, the staff are still the same, it's another fun year at the yard....now if only the weather would play ball and it would stop raining.