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Title: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: National 12 Webmaster on February 09, 2008, 08:10:17 PM
The life of N3279 Billy The Hoover. Design: Baggy Trousers 2, designed by: Robert Peebles in 1985
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: Richard on February 09, 2008, 08:16:56 PM
I owned" Billy the Hoover" for a while. Crewed by my son Matt. We bought the boat from Starcross. We sailed  it in the 2003 Burton Week at Looe, well off the pace as we had only bought the boat three weeks earlier. I lent it to a couple of lads who sailed it in the 2004 Burton Week at Weymouth. Upon return I sold it to someone in the Bournmouth area....
Will add pictures soon.
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: Richard on March 05, 2008, 09:39:37 AM
Billy the Hoover is up for sale on Apollo Duck. Still look good.
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: John Crawley (Guest) on April 24, 2008, 09:02:45 AM
:) Just bought Billy the Hoover from Simon Townsend and looking to sail her on handicap at Chichester Yacht Club. My first venture into N12's & bought mainly to get my son involved in the racing (used to have a Solo). Looking forward to it and I'll see how I get on but she looks in v. good condition with a great P&B kevlar main ! The Laser 2000's down there are getting worried !
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: mike gilson on November 09, 2008, 11:24:54 AM
I now own "BILLY" i bought it off John Crawley on the 17 october 2008.Its the first time i have owned or sailed a N12, i will be sailing it at alton water near Ipswich on handicap and will see how it goes from there! I will be joining the ntoa in the new year.
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: sam293 on July 09, 2009, 02:25:33 PM
Billy the hoover now resides in my garage.
undergoing a big diet, , shiney new paint and a re fit.
correction to the database shes a baggy 2
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: James Taylor on October 21, 2011, 09:12:53 PM
Some Pictures from Sam Childs
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: James Taylor on October 21, 2011, 09:18:15 PM
More pictures
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Post by: James Taylor on October 21, 2011, 09:33:49 PM
And more
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:32:33 PM
Hi All,
Have just picked "Billy" up. Lots of questions but he will be hitting the Solent next season after a winter refresh.
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:33:22 PM
Billy
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Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:34:18 PM
Billy's Bignose:
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Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:35:08 PM
Billy's Bumps:
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Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:36:57 PM
Billy Unwraps:
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:37:59 PM
Billy Revealed:
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:39:49 PM
More Billy Background to follow as discovered...........
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: 1226 on August 31, 2014, 09:50:02 PM
Billy - Seasailing Swiftly Singlehanded
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: 1226 on September 01, 2014, 02:58:09 PM
Billy build details!
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Post by: 1226 on September 01, 2014, 03:00:00 PM
Billy Construction Details!
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Post by: 1226 on September 01, 2014, 03:05:35 PM
Figure 1: Joint design details.
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Post by: 1226 on September 01, 2014, 03:07:20 PM
Early years:
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: alk on November 11, 2015, 02:21:06 PM
Just spotted 'Billy' up on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/National-12-Dinghy-Number-3279-Baggy-Trousers-2-Built-by-Paul-Oakey-1988-/321912803658?hash=item4af37f914a:g:nWYAAOSw5ZBWO6zM
Title: Re: N3279 Billy The Hoover
Post by: Matt4000 on April 03, 2020, 09:39:22 AM
Hi, Dose anyone know where the little bunny is now? I would like is back! Thanks in advance Matt.