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by Jon Rawson
Mon May 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog ~Rally 24th - 27th May
Replies: 29
Views: 4997

Re: Clywedog ~Rally 24th - 27th May

Hope to arrive on Friday. YW Dayboat but no crew. Small camper van.
by Jon Rawson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 3048

Re: Trolley tyres

Six ply tyres can be quite tough to fit. Four ply should be a bit easier. A pair of worn out tyres from a road trailer would be softer still and easier to lever over plastic rims. They would still last for ages on a trolley. Cheaper too.
by Jon Rawson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog Rally 15-1th Sept
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

Re: Clywedog Rally 15-1th Sept

Hi Keith,

Another one of our club members will be coming and bringing a boat which he will be sailing on his own.
by Jon Rawson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog Rally 15-1th Sept
Replies: 15
Views: 5292

Re: Clywedog Rally 15-1th Sept

I will be coming and bringing a boat too this year. Should arrive Friday PM. Brave crew member will be along as well.
by Jon Rawson
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: National 12 mast, rigging and boom
Replies: 1
Views: 2414

National 12 mast, rigging and boom

Mast, rigging and boom from an older National 12. The mast is a metal Proctor 6.6 meters long, nice and straight. I was told that it only had 6 years use in the boat, making it about 16 years old. Painted wooden boom probably older or a more modern version of an older boom. Collect from Warminster. ...
by Jon Rawson
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MiniSprint 6476 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4386

Re: MiniSprint 6476 for sale

Gav - I am really looking for the hundred quid for the boat and trolley. The hull will never win a prize for looks and there are repairs (well one repair and three preventative patches) on the floor as per my Ad. But otherwise it is not bad and can be taken straight out and sailed. If no one wants i...
by Jon Rawson
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MiniSprint 6476 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4386

MiniSprint 6476 for sale

MiniSprint 6476 for sale. One boat has to go. First the bad points - the hull is not immaculate. It is well used and the floor has been strengthened in front of and behind the sliding seat towers. That was because the original floor lay-up was wafer thin and had cracked in one place. There are vario...
by Jon Rawson
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 15277

Re: Banbury 2015

Tremble all, for the mighty MiniSprint will be there. Well it makes me tremble anyway. Hope to arrive Friday late PM.
by Jon Rawson
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 39
Views: 16915

Re: Buss and Elston info please

Web page www.watfordmuseum.org.uk/links.html has a number of links to other sites such as the Watford and District Industrial History Society www.wadihs.org.uk Perhaps the museum or one of the other local groups might be well placed to assist if contacted?
by Jon Rawson
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: National 12 inward opening transom flap
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: National 12 inward opening transom flap

Thanks to all who have posted replies. Having established what the boat will look like when finished I consulted the oracle (chris of this forum) when I saw him last night. I think I now know the way forward with the restoration. I have the bits to make a stock if necessary and a kind offer of a rea...
by Jon Rawson
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: National 12 inward opening transom flap
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: National 12 inward opening transom flap

Thanks for the posts - Pictures of Starfish design very interesting. N2268 has a full height tank at the front which I will leave in. In the photo of the front / shroud area the highfield type lever that can be seen on the cross brace is one of the pair that operate the shroud tension (on or off), A...
by Jon Rawson
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: National 12 inward opening transom flap
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: National 12 inward opening transom flap

Thanks for the replies - I was a bit thrown by the vintage photo to which Jim C has kindly posted the link as when it was downloaded and enlarged to say 400% there appeared to be patches of a different shade that follow the shape of the ply inserts in the transom and these are clearly absent on the ...
by Jon Rawson
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: National 12 inward opening transom flap
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: National 12 inward opening transom flap

Good point in that of use would indeed be better than unable to use. The 'hole' is 10.75 cm high and 9.5 cm wide. Pintles and gudgeons combined should give a clearance of about 3 cm from the transom to the back of the rudder stock (less the thickness of a flap). Stock will be about 4.5 cm wide so th...
by Jon Rawson
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: National 12 inward opening transom flap
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

National 12 inward opening transom flap

Advice please - I now have National 12 No. 2268. I hope to bring her back to something approaching her former glory to sail in CVRDA events. There is a little information about my boat, called Hi-Fi, on the class site and a distant picture of unknown age. She is believed to be a 'Clean Sweep' design...