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General National 12 chat / Re: N1379 jester renovation
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:48:22 PM »
This looks good and you will have two lightweight crews!

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General National 12 chat / Re: Burton Cup format
« on: April 15, 2020, 02:10:55 PM »
Maybe the RYA has the old YRA records that contain the details. Robin Steavenson in his book "The National Twelves" states that the class rules were created for the YRA and implies that the early events were run by the YRA whose chairman was Sir William Burton. It might be worth asking the RYA if they do have any details.

This should not stop NTOA trying to change the format of the Burton Cup race but we should try to avoid any legal issues.


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General National 12 chat / Re: Burton Cup format
« on: April 14, 2020, 03:43:40 PM »
What does the Deed of Gift say? This may need to be amended.

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General National 12 chat / Re: Michael Goffe
« on: January 04, 2020, 04:38:20 PM »
There is a good article today in Y & Y about him.

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General National 12 chat / Re: Mike Noakes
« on: November 21, 2019, 08:41:50 AM »
This is sad news. Mike biult several boats that I crewed in and two that I owned - one of which I still own.

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General National 12 chat / Re: Twickenham Open 20/10/19
« on: September 25, 2019, 08:55:31 AM »
I assume that you mean 11am!

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General National 12 chat / Re: Off the boom sheeting
« on: June 27, 2019, 09:05:01 PM »
Toppers et al use a tube of fabric to surround the (loose footed) boom and mainsheet between the rear of the boom and the take off point. This reduces the risk of garrotting!

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I used to crew in a Squid. It had a Proctor D mast with no spreaders or diamond stays. I believe that some boats used a Proctor C mast with diamond stays. It did have a forestay (required by the rules in thse days). We measured the mast rake by using a spirit level to level the top of the centreboard case and put a weight on the end of the main halyard. This was about 20cm aft of the mast at deck level. Naturally you needed a calm day!
In your case, I would hoist the jib reasonably tight and measure the mast rake with any deck level chocks in to have little bend in the mast. If the rake is very different from 20cm, adjust the shroud lengths to get 20cm of rake. You can get shroud length adjusters from a chandler or use a rope lashing. If the latter use a STRONG dyneema rope.
When the mast rake is where you want it, you should adjust the jib fairlead position or move the jib tack up or down to get the jib to set properly.
I hope that this will be of some help. Do raise any further questions here.

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General National 12 chat / Re: National 12 videos
« on: March 07, 2019, 09:37:14 PM »
It was my first Burton. I appear as crew about 3 minutes in.

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General National 12 chat / Re: National 12 videos
« on: March 06, 2019, 09:44:27 PM »
There is also a Pathe Pictorial covering the 1954 Burton at Southend. This was very popular at Frensham as it featured our Club Secretary!

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General National 12 chat / Re: National 12 videos
« on: March 06, 2019, 09:41:03 PM »
Please note that the Pathe Pictorial labelled 1956 is in fact 1955. You can see me in it!

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Boats / Re: N1509 Tam O' Shanter
« on: April 22, 2018, 09:00:42 AM »
We look forward to seeing pictures of her sailing. Chippendale did build good boats.

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General National 12 chat / Re: RYA Dinghy Show
« on: February 27, 2018, 07:57:12 PM »
I can help on Saturday. What times are needed?
N 2607

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General National 12 chat / Re: Ian Gore, can some one put me in touch...
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:29:37 PM »
Details now sent.

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General National 12 chat / Re: Ian Gore, can some one put me in touch...
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:53:22 PM »
National 12 Year book 2017 page 13. If you do not have a copy put an e-mail address or phone number on this page and I will reply. I do not have Ian's permission to publish thedetails directly.

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