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Lake Lefroy Mini landyacht register

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Created by hills > 9 months ago, 2 Jan 2011
hills
SA, 1622 posts
2 Jan 2011 9:42AM
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I was wondering how many there are in the LLF mini fleet, so if you've built one post a pic or just a reply in here and we might be able to get Paul, the designer, to allocate official build numbers to each landyacht.

Perhaps also include a link to your build thread if you wrote one.

To answer a question I have received, - if you're prepared to give credit to Pauls design for at least part of your mini (even if its just the specs), then you're welcome to post it here. It might be useful for others if you describe the reasons and benefits for varying from the original plans.

aus230
WA, 1607 posts
2 Jan 2011 9:09AM
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aus230 mini was built in the same spirit as the Lake Lefroy mini but I guess I can not help myself and have to muck around and change things, It can now take wheel barrow wheels to conform with the new mini rules (prefer the 20" but thems the breaks)

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/mini-yacht/

cheers
aus230



lachlan3556
VIC, 1043 posts
2 Jan 2011 8:12PM
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Yes!!! I get the bronze medal

My build thread: www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/My-Next-LeFroy-Mini/

And an image. Rock out with a mini!!!


Clemco
424 posts
2 Jan 2011 6:34PM
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Another crazy hybrid idea. Believe me, it did not have to be this complicated, but I had a hell of a lot of fun building it and learnt heaps along the way.
www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/Clemco-Mini-Build/

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
2 Jan 2011 11:45PM
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Schrodinger's Cat may as well join the ever growing ranks on the register seeing as Paule did one hell of a lot of advising,--------------------one way or another, on the construction.. IT LIVES AGAIN!



Ron

cisco
QLD, 10270 posts
2 Jan 2011 11:25PM
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Diablo (Cisco's Horse) built to the LLF Mini Plans except for a few minor mods.

Two of the mods (45 degree seat rear and 1 inch solid axles) will be reverted to original design.



Build thread here:-www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/Diablo-Ciscos-Horse-Lefroy-Minis-are-breeding/

Hiko
1169 posts
9 Jan 2011 7:46AM
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LLF mini explorer pretty much to plan
BMX front wheel Recut windsurfer sail Stitch and glue plywood seat
Windsurfer mast made into a three piece Built 2008



Fitted with chidrens hand steering and smaller sail

Hiko
1169 posts
9 Jan 2011 7:53AM
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Modified LLF Mini explorer
Snow Ski rear axles Fold up seat back from old windsurfer boom
Stitch and glue plywood seat mounted below chassis
Recut dacron Windsurf sail


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Extra cushions fitted for small pilot

ADlandyachts
QLD, 62 posts
31 Jan 2011 7:16AM
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The fastest mini in nz.



harleyd
183 posts
25 Feb 2011 12:11AM
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bout 2 weeks from finish... looking for other northern california sailers?

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
28 Feb 2011 10:44AM
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Hi Harley Davidson ( So what model?)
Harley could you keep inquiries to General As already said to other members. This is a register only.
Ron

hills
SA, 1622 posts
8 Jul 2011 9:00PM
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reboot!

sabydent
360 posts
12 Jul 2011 12:17PM
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"Windburner" Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Seat is cardboard with fiberglass cover. Carbon fiber mast. Aluminum boom. More info I Sabydent builds a mini. Sail cut from 5.7 m Neil Pryde MPR







landyacht
WA, 5759 posts
25 Jul 2011 9:49PM
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the green arrow
ive been trying to upload a video montage of this yacht for a while , finally got some music that would pass the copyright. thank you to the Angels for allowing it. ciscos gonna love this great aussie band


cisco
QLD, 10270 posts
26 Jul 2011 11:02AM
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That is excellent. You are just getting far too techy in your old age.

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
26 Jul 2011 12:00PM
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Damn! Have you ever done Well, Paul. That is one mean bit of Video. Thanks for sharing.
Ron

lachlan3556
VIC, 1043 posts
26 Jul 2011 2:38PM
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Wicked!

Can't wait for your next video Great addition to the LLM register.

sn
WA, 2383 posts
26 Jul 2011 1:00PM
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MATE! top effort, absolutely loved it- and perfect sound track selection!

I reckon little stig should contact top gears big stig and challenge him to a circuit!

Test pilot 1
WA, 1423 posts
26 Jul 2011 11:25PM
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As you can see in the video, my ballet training held me in good stead, allowing me toperform a perfect pirouette. Shame about the landing. Guess that will often happen when you chase a willy-willy.[}:)]

grlynch
QLD, 208 posts
27 Jul 2011 7:48PM
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Nice work Day clan, (and extra's)

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
27 Jul 2011 9:01PM
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Test pilot 1 said...

As you can see in the video, my ballet training held me in good stead, allowing me toperform a perfect pirouette. Shame about the landing. Guess that will often happen when you chase a willy-willy.[}:)]


Not much else can be expected from an amateur, just follow Paul and he will larn you propper like.
Ron

sabydent
360 posts
28 Jul 2011 10:43PM
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Great video. Beautiful finish on the Spirit of Stupidity.

hills
SA, 1622 posts
29 Jul 2011 12:53AM
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Fantastic effort Day clan!!

harleyd
183 posts
29 Jul 2011 11:04AM
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They are breeding !!!!!!! Meet Holey Moley... official finish date 7/22/2011
weight... kinda heavy cuz im a big guy.... you know all the other specs..
thanks again Paul for a very cool simple design...i think next friday at misfit flats Nevada will be her maiden voyage...thanks for all the nice comments and helpful suggestions



Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
29 Jul 2011 11:57PM
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Yeah! Big Motor Bike, Be gentle with her.
Ron

jeqs
32 posts
18 Aug 2011 5:23AM
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Here is the first LLF mini made in Chile!!!!!!!! ( not finished yet )




It is being built by Javier and his friends for a College Landsailing Contest.

The first run will be this coming saturday on the beach near Santiago

regards from Chile


Juan Enrique

hills
SA, 1622 posts
3 Nov 2011 8:39AM
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unlocked

grlynch
QLD, 208 posts
23 Nov 2011 9:34PM
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Finally got around to this. (Thanks Paul!, great easy build design)


This is............Ruff-Azz, (Brisbane, Australia)

Almost standard LLF, Spine is 42.5 x 3 gal pipe.
Seat is glass over 7mm ply
16" BMX nosewheel and forks, (re-inforced!)






Bit of a build thread here:
www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/need-help-with-first-build/

lachlan3556
VIC, 1043 posts
1 Aug 2012 7:49PM
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unlocked

sabydent
360 posts
14 Aug 2012 7:13AM
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This is my second go at making a LLFM. I followed the plans for the frame almost as shown, I changed the rear axel to a drop down for ease of construction. The pod was inspired by Landyacht's speed pod. I used insulation foam to make the core, layed glass over the foam and removed the foam. The seat back and base are 1/4 inch plywood stiched and glassed over.

Once the glass was layed, I thought I could make it look cool. Inspired by Paul's flying winking pig logo, I created a snout and ears using a lost foam casting. The final facial details were done with bondo glass, bondo hair and bondo. The whole thing was sanded and primed. My new friends at First Choice Collison in Red Deer painted and clear coated the pod. After I airbrushed some detail on the face, they re-cleared it. The wings were made from laying glass over a side of the pod (protected by low adhesive plastic ). I used bondo glass to create some detail. The wings were airbrushed and glued to the body with silicone.

I used an uncut 6.2m windsurfing sail. The boom is 1 1/4 inch aluminum welded to follow the shape of the bottom of the sail.

More info at www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/Sabydents-Next-Build/














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