Author Topic: Can you sail a N12 solo?  (Read 3509 times)

philipcosson

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Re: Can you sail a N12 solo?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2012, 06:02:00 PM »
I was thinking of converting 3253 to a single hander once. I was going to put an additional mast step further for'ard so I could rig it with or without a jib. Never came off as I bought 3367 which was far too beautiful to mess with. The space frame designs would be a good test bed for this.
Totally agree about the low carb diet BTW. Stay clear of potatoes, Pasta, Rice etc. and the weight will fall off - wont feel hungry either. I am now nearly back to 80kg from 90kg late last year.
Philip<br />ex N3367, ex N3253

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Re: Can you sail a N12 solo?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2012, 09:35:33 PM »
Hi DavidIan,
North Bewick, nice place.
 The twelve would be a good boat for you. It,s light, short, easy to rig and push around on your own. You should have no problem sailing single handed, reef the main, or sail without the jib on strondwind days.
You can sail with just the jib, but you will have to bend the top of the mast back.(ie.fix hoist the main sheet to the top of the mast and then tighten it up). If you don't do this you wont be able to tack, not a good thig with all of those rocks.
Good luck and welcom to the fleet

 

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