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Online Shop - For all the DF and RC Laser goodies that we stock
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RC Laser Stuff
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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.
Why Choose an RC Laser
The RC Laser has, over the last few years become one of the most accessible routes into the model yachting world. After the initial purchase there are very few "add ons" that will make you go faster.
So if you are a multi millionaire or a kid who has saved his pocket money, you'll both be racing with the same boat.
Hassle Free Fun
The RC Laser is one of the simplest model yachts available today, but don't let it's simplicity fool you. You can be on the water within 5 minutes of arriving at your local sailing venue. The second time you sail you will be on the water in even less time, and each time after that you'll get faster and faster. The reason for this is that there are only 5 parts to put together. Hull, keel, rudder, mast and sail which have all been designed to go together easily.
The controls are easy to learn as the RC Laser operates with just two channels. One channel operates the rudder whilst the other allows you to operate the mainsheet.
Keep your RC Laser in the boot of your car, boat or motorhome and you'll quickly find that there are hundreds of locations suitable for sailing your boat. If you find yourself by a stretch of water that has knee deep water, then rig up and go sailing.
A Design Classic, Reliable and Robust
Much like Jim Drake & Hoyle Schweitzer's windsurfing board of the early 1970's, Bruce Kirby's Laser dinghy design of the same era has become a design classic and synonymous with performance sailing the world over.
So when it was suggested that a 1/4 scale model was designed and built as a cost effective entry into RC sailing, renowned yacht designer Jon Elmaleh teamed up with Bruce Kirby and developed the RC Laser that we see today. Again these two have produced a simple, easy to use product which appeals to all walks of life.
Being reliable in this world is a must, if your car is unreliable you sell it and get one that is, so for your leisure time it is imperative that your choice of RC boat is reliable. With only 5 parts to get on the water, standard easily available RC parts, no standing rigging to fiddle with and only limited adjutment on the control lines there is little to go wrong, making the RC Laser a reliable friend to have around.
Your RC Laser may recieve the best care and attention from you, but out on the water there are other boats that you aren't in control of. Being constructed from robust blow moulded polyethylene (like the Laser Funboat or Pico) there is little chance that any harm will come to your RC Laser. In handicap racing when RC Lasers race against other classes it is stipulated by the MYA that the RC Laser must be equipped with a bow bumper to protect the other classes, not the RC Laser. Thats how tough these boats are.
Low Initial Cost and Super Low Running Costs
The production concept for the RC Laser has been copied but never bettered. Once the expensive tooling is produced it lasts for many thousands of cycles, and because each boat is the same large orders can be placed by the manufacturer to keep costs down. The neat way that the RC Laser is packaged in the bag means that shipping costs can be kept down as everything comes in one bag. RC Lasers are often checked in as hold baggage for long distance trips with owners with nothing more than a few extra bits of padding in the blue bag, you wouldn't do that with your IOM class yacht I'm sure!
Ongoing costs are minimal, as once you've bought the boat you only need a set of batteries and you are on the water. Rechargable ones are recommended as you'll keep your costs down even further!
Parts and accessories for your RC Laser are cheap and readily available from us here at Abersoch Boatyard Services Ltd along with a bucket load of advice.
If you want a boat that can be sailed by all the family and raced when it takes your fancy you need an RC Laser.
If you are looking for a boat that is hassle free to own and run, cheap to buy, a blast to sail and is owned by many other like minded people, you need an RC Laser.
You need an RC Laser in your life!
26th April 2017
Bank Holiday Incoming! Without actually doing a Timcast it looks like the Early birds on Saturday will get some boating in, Sunday looks like a windy pub day and Monday looks reasonable at the moment. It looks mainly dry for the duration which is good news.
21st April 2017
Happy New Season! Yet again we've been super busy with everything apart from the website, hopefully we are now able to find a little more time to make regular updates to the site during the coming season which got underway in late March. The Yard is once again full for the 2017 season with a mix of old and new customers. Here's hoping we have a great boating season and who knows there might even be a Timcast or two! Tim is back at the yard full time and you can call him on 01758 713900 or email him.
Contacting us is as easy as mailing Tim or calling the yard on 01758 713900
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