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Boats / Re: N2551 Brigitte
Last post by edwillett - 27 Nov 2022, 10:14
For sale on social media November 2022. Lovely to see an Impact still surviving! Located in Port Talbot, Wales advert reads -
Sadly looking to pass on to the next custodians. Ideally in the class! Bridgett 2551, a 1970 National 12, won many trophies and has a great history, all included. We are the 2nd owners of this boat and underwent a full restoration this summer (2022), Re rigged this year, has 3 jibs, two mains, a wooden whisker pole, trolly and lots of spares. All original except the new running lines and control lines. She's set up to be class legal for the vintage class.
Please feel free to ask questions!
All offers welcomed!

General National 12 chat / Types of sail
Last post by Tom HIll - 11 Nov 2022, 05:57

I'm currently looking into a long overdue replacement for the sails on my Design 8. Looking at P&B's website I'm slightly daunted by the array of options so would be great to get some advice on what is most suitable. In addition to the Dacron/Laminate choice the laminate itself seems to come as either radial, ODL06 and ODL04 all of which in turn give a choice of full or flat cut. I mainly sail at Twickenham so will mostly be dealing with light, fluky winds with more wind above tree height so guessing lighter material with more roach at the top is useful. Any thoughts on the different options offered would be great.

General National 12 chat / Re: Covers?
Last post by David Sanderson - 07 Nov 2022, 06:25
New cover arrived today :)
Did a bit of internet poking and looked at other boats covers in the dinghy park.
Trident marine do a custom fit cover - so I contacted them as the lower shrouds were a problem for the existing one. A few emails a some photos and they have made a good job of it:

an extended shroud opening angled to allow for the lowers and the shroud blocks.

Overall really happy with the fit.

Boats / Re: N2266 Triarda
Last post by edwillett - 07 Nov 2022, 04:17
Offered for sale by Francesco on social media November 2022. Advert reads as follows :

After sailing Triarda for 2 years, I have now purchased a singlehanded so I am looking to pass her to a new owner.
The combi road trailer has been serviced at Trident UK in Sep 2022 and trailer had NEW suspensions, hubs and wheels, <30 miles since and receipt available; trailer complete with mast support and tie down bar and rope.
Great boat to get into vintage sailing, ready to tow away and sail and tour up and down the country , which unfortunately I do not have the time for.Also new in 2022: 2x buoyancy bags, mainsheet, main and jib halyards and mast ram rope.
She comes ready complete to sail, with a set of Alverbank sails with sail bags, carbon sheated c/board, mast ram and dangly pole, adjustable shrouds, aluminum mast and carbon boom. Breathable made to measure over-boom cover new in 2020 by LulhamRobinson with boom support and good undercover
Measurement certificate.

Spares: smaller rudder blade, another broken but fixable rudder blade, a non matching no. older mainsail off another N12, and an older spare wheel for the trailer .
Currently garaged at home in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Boats / Re: N3482 Steam Pudding
Last post by edwillett - 07 Nov 2022, 04:07
For sale on social media, November 2022. Advert reads as follows :
N12 3482 Steam Pudding, Man'o'war design. Bought a couple of years ago with some upgrades completed, but just not sailing enough.
Comes with two mains, three jibs, carbon boom, and trolley (no trailer). Slight damage shown in photo on the rear deck where the bridle was (inexplicably) attached, since corrected. Needs a bit of love but it's a lovely open cockpit shape. Jib cleats attached for younger sailors.
Open to offers, located in Royal Harwich YC.
Boats / Re: N1789 Ding Dong
Last post by edwillett - 07 Nov 2022, 01:24
Picture courtesy of John Chalker, Bonfire night November 5th 2022. Plus a little bit more history - 
was owned by David Laycock, then Howard Chadwick who gave it to Harrogate Sea Scouts! 
General National 12 chat / Northampton Camping
Last post by Thomas - 04 Nov 2022, 04:18
If you are planning on camping at Northampton this weekend, please pitch your tent away from the club, they are expecting a big turn out for the fireworks and dont want any tents squashed by cars parking in the dark! They suggest down by the training centre is best.

Thank you Tom
Boats / Re: N2266 Triarda
Last post by grazz - 02 Nov 2022, 07:17
Post from Francesco Ferretti

Another year has gone...boat still looking smart enjoyed some racing at TSC, a cruise up to Cullercoats and the company of dolphins throughout the summer season.
Boats / Re: N2451 Surf Rider
Last post by edwillett - 02 Nov 2022, 10:39
Advertised for sale on social media October 2022. Located in North Walsham, Norfolk. Advert reads :

Beautiful wooden national 12 sailing dinghy. Comes with full rig, all in great condition and 2 tiller extentions. Has a road trailer, launching trolly and winter cover. The decks have recently been stripped to bare wood and had 12 coats of varnish applied for high UV protection. This is a lovely little boat, excellent design by uffa fox and ready to be put in the water and sailed this season. Happy to deliver and can also offer a winter storage deal at my boatyard if needed. Please ring on [hidden information] with any questions.
Boats / Re: N3356 Squidgy Bits
Last post by edwillett - 02 Nov 2022, 10:24
Advertised for sale on social media October 2022. Located in Lancing the advert reads :
Morrison Design 8, built 1991. 
Glass hull with carbon mast and boom, spare alloy boom.  Over cover needs repair at the stern end hence price.  Road trailer and trolley. spare sails.  quick and great to race.  I am to big and my crew is far to big.  :-) Hope to find a good home for Squidgy Bits as a little bit of care and she will be back to her best
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