Getting there…..sort of!

So we have been a little overwhelmed by the response to the launch of our new DF65 V6 sticker sets and we’ve shipped quite a few sets all over the globe including a set out to Indonesia of all places. It seems that the DF65 is getting to the parts others have failed to reach!


Stealth carbon DF65 V6 sticker set…nice!

We’ve also had a super busy month with DF sails generally and are running a little behind with our A+ orders, all of which should be cleared by this time next week if not before.


Stealth DF65 A suit

Despite being very busy with DF65 and DF95 sails, stickers and other goodies we have also found time to build, rig and commission a handful of RC Lasers which we’ve shipped around the country along with several orders for spares and sails. 

As if this wasn’t keeping us busy enough it’s that time of year when we get all our big boats back down to the boatyard for the season which starts at the weekend. Apparently the sun might be out which would be nice however I’m off to Fleetwood on Friday morning for rounds 5 and 6 of the DF Racing UK TT series which may also enjoy the predicted sunshine.

As such we will be finishing work on Thursday evening and will not be back aboard HMS Treehouse again until Monday morning. Once back we will be in residence at the boatyard until well after Easter.

If you need to place an order please head over to the shop by clicking here.

Check out some photos of this weeks work so far below, hopefully we’ll have some A+ photos next week!

DF65 V6 Sticker Sets, available….Now!

So it’s taken a little longer than we had hoped and we’ve drunk our way through a whole heap of tea and coffee but here we are with a set of products that we hope you’ll really enjoy.

The sets come in three options, all being nine piece sets which make them our most comprehensive sticker sets to date and we have completely redesigned the V6 sets with all 9 stickers being completely unique to the DF65 Version 6 sticker sets.

Each set comprises of a half length deck sticker, a single use vinyl hatch cover patch, three piece transom set, two hull stickers and to stickers to fill in the strake between hull and deck. We are pretty sure we’ve got it covered!

We have a half length sticker set which has all the deck and strake stickers included but just has a half length hull sticker to blend into the original kit supplied graphic.

We also offer a similar set but with a full length set of hull stickers and then we have our third option which has a sail number or name on the hull sticker. Unfortunately due to the new deck arrangement we cannot offer a sticker set with a sail number on the deck set, there just isn’t enough space to put it on there.

Despite appearances there is no need to remove anything from the deck to install the sticker set other than unclipping the elastic from the front eye. We have applied four sets today and we have it down to around 7.5 minutes which was for the green set pictured above which we applied whilst on the phone to someone!

As usual the stickers will come to you in a cardboard tube with a useful guide on how to apply them successfully.

For more details visit the shop by clicking here.

 

 

A+ Sails Available to Order

Morning Folks, so just before we set off on a 600 mile weekend of racing our Df65 and DF95 we thought we should get our new DF65 A+ sails up on the shop so that you guys could get them ordered over the weekend.

A+ rig

Whilst there will continue to be much debate over the new rig the thinking behind it is sound and it will allow much more racing at lighter wind venues where the compromises of the production nature of the DF65 becomes more apparent.

Production will start on Wednesday after we have sorted out our plans for the sails, they will be of 36 micron film which is well suited to the sort of light wind that the rig should be used in.

Luff and corner colours can be chosen as with all our other sails and you can choose to have the sail with or without numbers.

For more information please click here.

We are still engineering the new V6 hull and deck sticker sets, they are taking a little longer than expected due to our current workload but rest assured when they are ready they will look great!

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Updates, Updates, Updates!!

We’ve had a busy old time recently, having spent a weekend racing at West Lancs  mid month for the first of the 2017 DF Racing TT series we returned with a big grin and were pleased that we’d remembered how to sail the DF boats.

We also returned to a bucketful of orders for sails & stickers to places far and wide which have kept us busy for a while as well as producing lots of goodies for our friends at RC Yachts in amongst our own orders.

We are now being asked about the A+ sails for the DF65, we will be producing these, in the near future and we will be offering a pre order service to enable you to place an order ahead of time.

The A+ sails will form part of the new DF65 rules which will appear soon after the V6 boat is available here in the UK, the V6 will also call for a redesign of our hull & deck sticker sets which will take a couple of days once we get our hands on a boat, sometime soon we hope! The stickers we currently offer will not fit the V6 boats.

We are also pleased to announce that we have a restocking order of RC Laser boats and parts which are due with us within the next few days, this is a little later than we had hoped for and we should be able to fulfill any  and all outstanding RC Laser orders within the next 7 days.

We are at the Dinghy Show this coming weekend, 4th & 5th March at Ally Palace in London Village, we’ll be manning the DF Racing stand, (C47 Great Hall) where we will be promoting the two DF Racing classes to the wider dinghy sailing public, if you’re there pop along and say “hi”.

Following that we have a short week as we are having a “holiday” from Thursday 9th March until Tuesday 14th March and we’ll be relaxing in a cottage in Derbyshire for a day or two then racing at Chipstead and Coalhouse Fort in the DF Racing TT series which we are looking forward to.

And finally!, having sent out orders it is always nice to hear from happy customers who are enjoying our products, so here are a couple from the “Owners Gallery!”

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A fresh fleet of DF65’s enjoying the weather in Miami FL all 21 boats in the fleet have Soch Sails and sticker sets!

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DF95 Down Under

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UK based stickers and sails

As well as all these great images that we have been sent we have also grabbed some photos of sails we have shipped out recently, here are a selection below.

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DF95 full hit

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DF95 A, B & C

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DF65 sails including a “stealth” A suit

As always, the shop is open to take your order and we’ll process any orders we get as quickly as we can. Sails are running at less than a week currently and sticker sets, numbers and RC Laser parts are usually sent same day.

We’re back and we’re off again.

So our trip out to Nuremberg went well, many of you will have seen the launch of the V6 DF65 via the medium of Facebook which went well and allowed everyone a really good preview of the new boat as well as getting the inside track on why the changes have been made. You also got to see the elusive Mr Tushingham!

There was some beer consumed and many pork based products eaten and swilled down with more beer. Lots of comedy moments in amongst getting some serious work done with the Joysway engineers.


In all the excitement I completely forgot to take any photos of the new boat, however I did spot the most amazing model of a Mk2 Transit van in British Gas livery. Pretty cool as a model.


We arrived back late Monday after being thwarted 30 miles from home by a disinterested caravan which closed the road home and added nearly 2 hours to the journey.


Since then we’ve been busy catching up and building boats for the first of the DF Racing UK Travellers Trophy events at West Lancs YC which take place this weekend. We are packing the van in the morning and should be there mid afternoon for a little practice!

The shop will be open to take your order and we’ll find some routine again next week all being well.

Leaving on a jet plane.

Well strictly not until tomorrow morning but getting anywhere from where we are based is usually a mammoth task. So today we are taking the van on a 200 mile trip to Yorkshire via Liverpool as we need some supplies and fancy having a brew with the guys who supplied our superb VW T6 Jobl dayvan.


Once in Yorkshire we’ll be transported down the A1 to Stanstead airport with Mr Tushingham to enjoy a few warm up beers before flying out to Nuremberg early Friday morning.

No doubt there will be some photos as we go along, check our Social meeja outlets for updates. 

Obviously the shop www.sochsails.online will be open to take your orders and we will fulfill them as soon as we can upon our return.

Lots going on!

So we’ve settled in to life aboard HMS Treehouse and we’ve almost got everything just where we want it which is making production a bit easier. On the production front we are now able to process and ship most orders within 7 days unless we are desperately short of something or we are out of the office……..such as below!

We have a couple of interesting weeks coming up with our annual trip out to the Nuremberg toy fair happening next weekend and the first of the DF Racing TT events happening the weekend after, this, combined with it being my birthday tomorrow means that we will have two short production weeks. Two or three days this week and three days the week after, but we seem to have most of it under control.

In other news there is some light at the end of the RC Laser tunnel and we are hoping to be resupplied within the next two or three weeks with boats and bits, which is great. Whats not so great is the price increases we have had forced upon us by the distributor, some of the smaller items have stayed the same but there are price increases on most items, including boats, sails, masts etc and whilst this isn’t great news it is the first real review that they have done of the pricing for around 5-6 years. We have adjusted our prices accordingly.

On that note it’s that time of year where Sundays involve an open fire and a pint so that’s where I’m off to! Happy Sailing!

Below are a few sails we’ve manufactured and shipped recently and a nice view of the boatyard from the top of a very wobbly manlift basket!

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