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.

RC Laser Specifications

 

Overall Length
1054mm
Waterline Length
968mm
Beam
333mm
Draft
400mm
Displacement
4kg
A Sail Area
0.61sq.m
B Sail Area
0.46sq.m
C Sail Area
0.39sq.m
D Sail Area
0.19sq.m
Hull & Deck Blow Moulded Polyethylene, 1 piece
Masts Two part tapered fibreglass
Sails Non woven, single piece, sleeved polyester film
Sail Tuning Stainless boom sliders control outhaul and downhaul, no vang, fixed gooseneck
Keel Lead Bulb with plastic protector, plastic blade, snap fit wing fixing
Rudder Plastic blade with snap fixings into tiller arm
Boat Controls Hitec HS322 Rudder Servo, Hitec 785HB drum winch all enclosed in watertight underdeck compartment

RC Laser Sails

Polly giving some scale to the four rigs

The four different sails

A, B & C Rigs in drawing form

Ever wondered what's inside?

We have often wondered what the inside of an RC Laser looks like so we took a saw to one and chopped it in two! Don't panic it wasn't a useable hull but a scrap one that couldn't be used.

So there it is, the inside of your boat, it is interesting to see that the thickness at the aft end of the hull is much greater than that of the bow section.

A view along the hull length

The mast step is fused to the hull during the moulding process adding stiffness to the mast step and its tube

RC Laser in a Bag

So what will I recieve when I order my boat?

The RC Laser and its component parts have been designed to fit neatly into a bag which means everything you need for a days sailing is in one place which not only keeps things neat and tidy, but it also means that your whole boat including rigs can be placed in the boot of your car or on the back seat.

The bag itself is much like the bag you'd get for a rudder and daggerboard for a full size Laser dinghy. It is well made and padded in the right places to protect your boat and gear.

So, here it is, the bag itself and how to make everything fit!

Your bag as delivered

What the sections are for

All of this WILL fit in the bag with ease, trust me!

Sails go under the flap. You'll see that the A sail doesn't quite fit, I'll explain that later!

Keel and Rudder fit in the section at the right hand side of the bag, note the velcro to keep the keel in place.

Hull in the bag, we are getting there!

Your spares can be placed in the velcro pocket at the rear of the hull

The transmitter fits neatly under the flap, over the spares pocket. Once in place the top of the A sail can be draped over the top of the transmitter. Not an ideal solution, however a good way to stow your sail to get it to the lake!

And there we have it, everything in the bag, there isn't a photo of the masts, however they lay along the crease of the bag, and you'll easily fit all four masts in there.

This was photographed with an old style bag, there have been some modifications made, but the principle remains the same!

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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.