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General National 12 chat / Re: N1289 Crester
« on: August 17, 2021, 10:21:31 PM »
Self bailer, unless your asking about the wing of a peacock butterfly!

General National 12 chat / Re: Crazy Diamond
« on: June 25, 2021, 06:23:51 PM »
Hi Philip, I remember you, we used to race each other for last place back in the day. It would be great to see you back in a 12. With the weights your talking about, I would agree with the others that a Final Chapter is probably the boat for you. On T foils, while there is no doubt they make a big difference particularly to boats designed for foils, from my limited experience you have to get everything right before you can take full advantage of the foil, and when you get it wrong it can go very wrong! Which ever way you go I am sure you will have great fun. I would suggest particularly if you sail at a club that will give you the age related handicap to start off with an AC boat which people can hardly give away at the moment, when you get sailing well then think about a late Final Chapter and think about fitting a foil.

General National 12 chat / Re: Annandale
« on: May 16, 2021, 01:38:45 PM »
Unfortunately it has been decided to cancel Annandale. My apology to all those planning to attend. Lets hope Solway can go a head.

General National 12 chat / Re: Rig tension and T-Foils
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:47:14 PM »
Regarding a T foil, it depends a bit on what you want to do, if you want to be a competitive as possible then it is probably worth it and need not be all that expensive. Graham Camm has written some very good stuff on the theory behind foils and how to make them. Several people will make and fit you a foil if you don't want to do it yourself. I had a foiling rudder fitted to a feeling foolish which Patrick Hamilton seems to be doing quite well with (I sold it to him when I decided I needed a boat I could sit in!). Dare Barry fitted a foiling rudder to the last Man O War he built I think so it maybe worth contacting him.

General National 12 chat / Annandale
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:14:19 PM »
At the moment Annandale is still on although not definite. Annandale need an idea of numbers so if you are interested in coming to this event please let me know either through this page, Facebook or email me directly. It is a  one day event on Sunday the 23rd of May, probably 3 or 4 races. If anybody has not been to the event before and wants anymore information please contact me directly.

COVID Hips and other tribulations allowing I will be there, still got to recover my boomerang (the one that didn't come back). A target to get Reflection ready for! I did try to take out a deal with Scottish gas where they repair all leaks but they wouldn't take it on as I couldn't provide a 5 year service history.
See you in the spring.

General National 12 chat / Re: rudder fittings
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:15:19 PM »
Hope these help. They were taken to show off flapper rather than rudder fittings.

General National 12 chat / Re: rudder fittings
« on: July 18, 2020, 10:05:24 PM »
The system I used when retro fitting to a pipedream was two gudgeons on the hull and two on the rudder with I think an 18mm stainless steel rod with a pin top and bottom to stop it falling out the bottom or rising up. It is important that at least one of the gudgeons on the rudder is under the gudgeon on the transom. I did it with both underneath, this is probably not necessary and made fitting the rudder very fiddly. I can probably find a photo if you are interested.

Could we do it in Stars, They are a bit more like 12s in that they don't have those silly extra sails and hulls and thingies?

Hey Howard you want to watch how you say that, people might think there are only 12 of us!

Boats / Re: N943 Cheri II
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:02:27 AM »
The happiest days of my life have been sailing a National 12. I had two, but it's the first one I remember, N 943. A leaky clinker that I bought green, no idea what I was buying, never sailed before and wanted to learn, and what a boat to learn in! Steel centre plate with block to lower and raise it, cotton sails, wooden mast, what a handful to launch from a public slipway and sail in the Southampton Water. But it was a great experience, forgiving if you spilled wind quick enough and easy enough to get going again after a capsize. It had a heart and my soul still resides in it. I towed it behind a Hillman Imp to many places, including Mudeford Quay. It was wonderful on a broad reach and used to hum with pleasure. Ah, those were the days, I think N 943 is on your register. Long may it tack its way to a place in somebody else's heart.
Cheers, Comic

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: November 01, 2019, 12:53:48 PM »
Yes that probably helps. But maybe not tomorrow if you enjoy yourself too much in the pub before hand ;)

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:54:10 PM »
Is there not a saying 'behind every good helm is a great Scottish crew'. Speaking of which as I have singularly failed to find a crew but am committed to coming I am available to crew, although sadly I possibly to not quite fit into the great Scottish crew category!

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:04:35 PM »
Rugby, what Rugby?

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: October 21, 2019, 10:44:41 PM »

I'm still looking for a crew if anybody is interested.

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