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Title: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: ntoa on January 12, 2007, 05:43:45 PM
The life of N3226Not for the Boys. Design: Crusader, designed by: Phil Morrisonin 1981
Previous boat names: Toots, Tea Towel, Abracadabra, Force 4, Joyride.
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Not for the boys on December 02, 2009, 03:27:42 PM
We have just acquired 3226 to sail together away from our sons (mirror & topper sailors) hence the name change, but how long it will last is anyone’s guess….
The boat has been at Pennine Sailing Club for the last few years and we will sail her as the lone N12 at this windy venue.
The boat is in good condition but has lots of bits to play with! Not like the laser and laser 2 were are used too.
Any tips for rig settings for a Crusader with Proctor and Alverbank sails would be welcome!
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Martin on December 02, 2009, 04:25:19 PM
Good luck with the new toy. It looks in nice condition. The only advice I can give is sail it as it is and see how it goes.If you do need to change things do one ata time and evaluate in a range of conditions as it all gets a bit confusing. I think there is some tuning advice on this site if you need it.
Give yourself plenty of time to get to grips with the boat. They are a bit different to the Laser 2 and after that boat youwill appreciate the light airs qualities guaranteed, been there done that!!!
Martin (from MWYC!):)
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Jon M on December 30, 2010, 10:01:54 PM
I sailed this with Steve Tyler in the early 90s at Spinnaker, Salcombe week, llandudnoe nationals(think we came 10th that year) Paignton Nationals. Great baot and happy memories.
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Not for the boys on January 04, 2012, 04:32:41 PM
A windy day and a good blast in the Pennines!
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Not for the boys on January 04, 2012, 04:37:58 PM
Some more shots with a good nose dive!
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Martin on January 05, 2012, 08:21:31 AM
Nice action shots. The water looks a bit low!
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Chadders on January 05, 2012, 12:59:14 PM
Good to see her going so well, not moved that far she was built in Wrose Bradford by Donald Acklam and is a great boat, I sailed her at a Burton at Tynemouth with Ian Pickard many years ago. Why not bring her out to some Northern Open meetings this year, we are a friendly bunch honest and the fixture list should be appearing on the webfairly soon now. 8)
Title: Re: N3226 Not for the Boys
Post by: Not for the boys on September 20, 2019, 10:50:47 PM
In for a quick fettle and 'de-bilge'.