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General National 12 chat / Re: Mast rake measurement
« on: June 25, 2021, 12:01:41 PM »
Thanks Graham,
Had previously downloaded mostly for more modern designs though

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General National 12 chat / Mast rake measurement
« on: June 23, 2021, 12:42:27 PM »
Can anyone suggest a starting mast rake measurement for a Crusader design please

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I am currently re furbishing N3223 China Crisis and in its current layout has a dangly pole. It did not have this originally and I am thinking of taking it off and just having a jib stick and b/haulers as original. Obvious advantage a lot less windage any thoughts/comments

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General National 12 chat / Cascade kicker
« on: January 18, 2021, 11:18:17 AM »
Is it better when making up a cascade kicker too have a larger diameter block on the boom. Or is it okay to use same size blocks

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General National 12 chat / Cascade Kicker
« on: October 09, 2020, 04:16:23 PM »
I would like to upgrade the kicker system on China Crisis N3223 which I am currently giving a total overhaul(see CVRDA facebook). I have two Selden/proctor wire blocks and Harken block is there a guide re wire lengths?

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General National 12 chat / Re: Removing varnish
« on: January 30, 2019, 05:04:02 PM »
Many thanks Chadders.

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General National 12 chat / Removing varnish
« on: January 28, 2019, 08:28:45 PM »
I want to strip all the varnish off the decks but am worried about going through the veneer. Any advice on methods/products would be greatly appreciated.

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General National 12 chat / Re: China Crisis Hull paint
« on: December 01, 2018, 03:36:53 PM »
What paint did you end up using?

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General National 12 chat / China Crisis Hull paint
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:27:15 AM »
Decided to strip varnish and redo over winter.Took boat apart yesterday ready to move to workshop in doing so removed centreboard, however on turning boat on side discovered a lot of cracking in the paintwork following the lines of the planking. This is my first 12 and first planked boat do I need to be concerned or is this normal ? Maybe paint not flexible enough.

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General National 12 chat / New boat china crisis
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:24:34 PM »
Hello, my name is Stephen Scriven have only sailed in a twelve once before with Dares dad I think at Parkstone some 45/50yrs ago .Wanted something to sail now back in UK boat Rowsell built and in good order.Would like advice as has levers and muscle boxes on shrouds?
I would also like to bring back boat woodwork but seek advice on removing varnish
Thanks

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