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Nirvana Rudder Adjustment

Rudder Centering Adjustment Procedure for Nirvana


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Before we start, the arm on the rudder post (tiller), was designed to be on the right side of the post.  Make sure that the end of the tiller clears the right side wall as it swings through its arch. If not, trim a little off the tiller end to help it clear without rubbing. […]

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2014 Nirvana “See Trial”


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I did the very first “see trial” with a sample Nirvana back in 2003.  I was sailing on a reservoir in Colorado, and for a trial horse, I used a race-ready CR-914.  Today, the Nirvana is well known for her authentic scale looks, performance, simplicity, and durability. I have had the experience of racing the […]

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Nirvana Shroud Adjustment 3

Nirvana Shroud Adjuster Installation Guide (2014 Production)


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Definition – The side-to-side support of the mast is done with “shrouds” (some call them side-stays). If you have a 2014 production Nirvana, you may find difficulty adjusting your shroud overall tension for racing.  These instructions explain how to install an additional adjuster for shroud tension. In the 2014 Nirvana, one shroud has an adjuster […]

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Nirvana Race Tuning


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Nirvanas are uniformly produced and regulated by a rule that prevents owners from modifying their boats in such a way as to gain a boat speed advantage.  Therefore, to get the best boat speed for the conditions, you need to understand tuning. Tuning is a skipper skill that is learned and perfected with practice. Not […]

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Nirvana in Salt Water?


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The Megatech manual says “no!”, but we say “yes!” We (SailRC) have always contended that Nirvana is as suitable in salt water as any boat in her price range, if not even more suitable.  “Price range” has to do with the quality of the “stainless” steel used in this boat, and some of the other […]

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New Tips & Tricks


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Tips & Tricks (T&Ts) are “how-tos” for model sailboats.  We are posting new articles often and will highlight some of them in our newsletter.  If you want to see all the T&Ts for the RC Laser, for instance, go to our website at SailRC.com, and go into Skippers Log.  There in the right column find […]

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Boom Vang – Nirvana


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Issue: Boom vang fittings at the lower end of the boom vang tackle fail.  Either the tang hole breaks out of the mast fitting, or the “L” shaped pivot fitting fails.  To clarify nomenclature.  The mast tang is the tongue that sticks out from the bottom of the mast with a hole in it.  The “L” […]

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