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General National 12 chat / 2947 gordon reborn
« on: October 11, 2005, 07:59:10 PM »
having recently spent the last 10 months completly refurbishing Gordon she is almost ready to launched again,but i am getting cold feet as she being a burton cup winner llandudno 1978 and still winning many races up untill she came into my posetion ,having arthritic problems i fear .that she will be far to fast for me,dare i say it can she be sailed with something like heron sails ,or can she be sailed with just the main.Gordon was built by impact boats in 1977 and i must say that the workmanship and the quality of the building materiels must have been of the very highest quality,she has been completly stripped inside and out ,and the timber is like new,except for two small areas on the quarters,and a small area just aft of the air tank on stb foredeck where a previous owner had allowed some water in through a bad cover  this has been completly stripped and any defective timbers replaced,the top pannel of the hull ,has been varnished as i found the pannels to be realy nicely grained it took a lot of work to get then good enough ,but she has come up wonderfully well and looks a treat.so has anybody got advice on making her easier for a decrepid old man to sail in resonable comfort.

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General National 12 chat / refubishment -varnish/epoxy
« on: March 28, 2005, 07:19:53 PM »
I am at present refurbishing a cheshire cat that has been neglected,have sripped the internal varnish,and would like to know peoples thoughts on what to apply,ie epoxy and or varnish,I had thought about two coats of epoxy and about four or five coats of varnish on top ,and can anyone tell me the approxamate cost of two coats of epoxy inside the hull.regards Ian

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General National 12 chat / sails for learners
« on: March 26, 2005, 06:36:37 PM »
Can anybody advise on sail type for a beginner to learn on ,as a full racing set daunt me at the moment,and does anybody have any old practice sails they do not use???.
  Regards Ian

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