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.

Dragonforce 65 Gallery @ Abersoch Boatyard Services

 

29th March 2014

An answer to a question on a forum, how does the RC plug together in my DF65. I am currently building up a raceboat for a customer and we remove and varnish the rc tray so here is the gear out of the boat. This is using the supplied Rx as comes with the kit.

Switch to channel 2 or 4, winch channel 3 and rudder servo channel 1, the battery then plugs into the other side of the switch rather than the Rx. Hopefully the photo helps a little!

27th September 2013

Rig Kits - We now have some stock of the DF rig kits for A, B & C suits and unlike the rig that comes with the kit the other rig kits require some assembly and the following photos are to help you with the building of your rigs.

If you are building a B or a C rig then you'll need to cut down your upper & lower mast sections as per section G.2 of the class rules which are available on the left hand menu. Once you have done this you can start assembling the parts you have.

This photo shows the kit supplied job boom and an unassembled kit of parts. Pretty straight forward and the only thing you'll need to do is thread some cord through the aft most fitting to give you your topping lift before you glue in into place.

These are the parts that make up the kicker, note that in the bag of bits there may only be two of the bolts required. Fear not the third will be in the bag with the cord and silicone rings. Don't ask me why it just is!

Again a pretty straight forward build and don't forget to glue the boom band in place for the compression strut attachment. Also glue the lower boom fitting in place, don't rely on the push fit!

A shot of the built mainboom and the parts as supplied in the rig kit.

The mast stub, as supplied with the boat (left) and as supplied in the rig kit (right). The little collar is to be found in the masthead fittings kit. Again, don't ask me why I just couldn't tell you, perhaps it is Chinese logic! Also notice that the collar doesn't sit in the middle of the stub and it might be upside down in this photo!!

This is the lower end of the upper section as supplied with the boat (left) and as supplied in the rig kit (right). Nothing too taxing here just remember to glue the joiner in to both mast sections and add a bit of tape too to prevent it splitting.

The upper section of the upper section if you get me, glue the masthead fitting into place, pushfit the backstay crane and make sure that the mainsail uphaul fitting is free to swivel.

Slot everything together, put your sails on, rig them and hey presto go sailing with your new rig!

If you have any specific questions please drop us an email of give us a call on 01758 713900.

Happy rig building!

 

14th September 2013

Rig Bags - Having built our rigs we need to keep them all neat and tidy so have built three rig bags to go with them. They are available to buy from us so you can keep your rigs looking great and not worry about them when transporting them about the place.

We have posted a few pictures below. If you'd like to order one, two or all three bags just give us a call on 01758 713900 or drop Tim an email to tim@abersochboatyardservices.co.uk

A Rig bag

B Rig bag

C Rig bag

 

A, B & C Rig bags

Dragon Bags!

13th September 2013

Tim has now finished building the three rigs to show off the new Housemartin Sails that we are selling. there are a few pictures of the rigs below and also a few pictures showing the detail of each rig. The only items that are non standard from the kit rig are the mainsail luff rings which have been substituted for cord and also the forestay which has been substituted for wire.

We are able to supply A, B & C suits from stock.

If you have any questions please drop us an email to tim@abersochboatyardservices.co.uk

Housemartin A suit on ABS built rig

Housemartin B suit on ABS built rig

Housemartin C suit on ABS built rig

Jib Boom detail - similar for all three rigs.

Main Boom detail - similar for all three rigs

Jib Head detail

Mainsail head detail showing cord luff ring

 

16th August 2013

Just two photos to put up today showing the new bow arrangement on the second batch of boats and also a shot of the old bow arrangement with the deckeye.

Old bow arrangement with the deck eye.

New bow arrangement.

19th June 2013

The sun was shining after work today and there was a little bit of breeze so I took a trip down to one of our local beaches with my Dragon Force 65 and had a quick sail.

Looking at the photos you could be fooled into thinking I lived in the Caribbean, I don't, I live in Wales...land of the dragons!

A Dragon on the sea with Snowdon in the background

Clear and calm waters

The town in the background behind the "real" yacht is Harlech, some 13 miles distant.

15th June 2013

We have been out sailing one of the new Dragon Force RG65 yachts this afternoon. It was a little too windy for the A rig but that's all we had so we went with it! Check out a few pictures below.

Nothing broke, nothing fell off and the boat didn't sink. I'd say thats a good all round performance. The boat spent a lot of time underwater on the runs and it was a little tricky to bear away, however these are issues that wouldn't have presented themselves with a B or C suit flying.

I have to say that I am more and more impressed with this little yacht each time I interact with it. I would advise doing a few mods before putting to sea though just to make sure that you get the best experience.

Check out or hints and tips page here.

Upwind

On the breeze

Deck view

A rare run when the boat was not underwater!

 

For more info on the Dragonforce 65 Yacht drop Tim an email or give him a call on 01758 713900

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Latest News

9th May 2018

Well that was a blast! Banky was a great success, Saturday never really came good but Sunday and Monday were classic Abersoch boating days. Weather is back to normal now with some showers and general greyness the order of the day.

1st May 2018

Bank Holiday weekend incoming and it looks like there might be some great prospects for boating over the three day weekend. If you have asked for your boat to be ready, then it is ready to go when you're ready. See you at the weekend!

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.