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#1
Can anyone suggest a starting mast rake measurement for a Crusader design please
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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?
#5
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.
#6
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.
#7
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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