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Paul T06/03/2018 19:45:53
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Dear All

A chat about land yachts with my old friend Micheal has had me thinking about the problems associated with building a model version.

This is a quick drawing of a land yacht based on a length of plastic waste pipe and skate wheels.

land yacht 2.jpg

Nice and cheap to build and should be fun to 'sail'


Edited By Paul T on 06/03/2018 19:57:00

Paul T08/03/2018 18:01:04
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I chose the skate wheels because of their ability to grip on hard surfaces and the 6200zz bearings in each hub (these bearings are deep grove ball bearing and benefit from metal shields protecting the moving parts)

TOOGOO(R) Skating Shoes 608ZZ Bearing Inline Skate Wheel Clear Gray

The plastic waste body is strong, light and easy to work with. I angled the front steering wheel for better performance and tighter steering at speed.

Gareth Jones09/03/2018 08:39:36
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I am quite tempted Paul. I will let you know if I make a start.


Paul T09/03/2018 14:19:53
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Thank you Gareth I will post more details as I produce them.

Ray Wood 209/03/2018 14:54:56
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Hi Paul

They do fullsize land yachting down here near me at Greatstone/Littlestone beach in Kent, It looks great fun and you sit in it till it capsizes !! a lot easier than climbing back into a dinghy ! best done when the tides out

Regards Ray

Paul T09/03/2018 19:01:59
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Hi Ray

In my youth I sailed dinghies and didn't mind the occasional dip and thinking about it I would much prefer getting damp than hitting the hard sand at 40mph.

These are the details for the rear axle supporting saddle bracket.

saddle bracket.jpg

Its a simple saddle bracket and could be made from any mailable metal or even an adapted plastic plumbing bracket, I specified the overall length at 70mm to minimise twist but this could be reduced to suit any available material.


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