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Soling One Meter

The boat
A strong and lively one-design radio-controlled model sail boat, designed for any wind and sea condition, the Soling One Meter is forgiving in the hands of a new skipper (making it suitable for introducing newcomers to the hobby) while offering the balanced control, sensitivity to tuning, precise handling and spirited performance that keeps veteran skippers involved in the class for years.

The Soling One Meter is a scale model of the one-design Olympic triple-handed Soling class keelboat and was introduced to the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) in 1993.  Since that time, it has grown to become the largest class of model boats in the US registered with the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) - with more than 2,700 hull/sail numbers assigned since the kit was first released for production – the class is also the most geographically diverse (with fleets to be found sailing in almost every state in the United States, and in Canada, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom).  


The kit
The kit parts from which the Soling One Meter is constructed are simple, and assembly of the boat, although not a trivial task - can be accomplished with moderate skill. There are no exotic materials, complicated tools or machinery needed to assemble the boat. The hull and deck are one-piece vacuum-formed styrene plastic. The spars are shaped pieces of wood, and the rig is assembled using stainless steel wire and brass tubing. The sails are flat single panel woven polyester sailcloth, making them low-cost and long-lasting.

The kit can be purchased in hobby stores or ordered directly from the single manufacturer, Victor Model Products. The boat is also available factory-assembled from the manufacturer. The Soling One Meter holds its value over time, and there are often well-built boats available for resale from local fleets.

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length

39.37”

1000 mm

beam

9.25”

235 mm

weight

10 lbs

4.54 kg

draft

8.5”

216 mm

mast height

52”

1321 mm

sail area

600 in2

3871 cm2



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