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by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heat damage to old marine ply?
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Re: Heat damage to old marine ply?

I had a similar thing with my N12 sparkle. Unfortunately I was forced to re-deck the for-deck, which also mean new gunnels, etc.

The comes a point when I could not bear to look at it. I think the wood finally calls time on being bent and twisted. mine was the original deck from 1967.

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What next?
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: What next?

How about a vintage Heron?

Gunter rigged.

I used to have one , to which I fitted a Cadet Spinnaker.

Or a Miracle, even.?

Sorry I currently have neither.

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin 1842
Replies: 3
Views: 2376

Re: Merlin 1842

In another world, it would probably go very well with my Starfish N12. But alas, now is not the time.

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Flying Fish????
Replies: 11
Views: 6443

Re: Flying Fish????

I was rather taken with the International 12 after recently seeing pictures of one, and coming to the realisation that if my sailing is going to continue I would probably need a single hander that can take a passenger, as opposed to a crew. But they seem to be thin on the ground and expensive. I.e. ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: N 12 672 Planet for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3460

Re: N 12 672 Planet for sale

Well done, and thank god for that.

I was thinking that I would have to buy it back..... :)

Lovely looking boat and a credit to you.

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Sail logo to identify
Replies: 9
Views: 4113

Re: Sail logo to identify

Looks like a loaf of bread with a chunk taken out.....
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Cadet/General Bouyancy question
Replies: 8
Views: 5287

Re: Cadet/General Bouyancy question

You are right to be concerned, as it will sit higher in the water and be more likely to turtle, which will make recovery all the more difficult. Compound that with the fact that the Cadet is not really fast enough for a self bailer to work, unless empty, i.e. when you do not need it. People have oft...
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Ian Proctor
Replies: 15
Views: 8143

Re: Ian Proctor

There is a letter on the Merlin website from Ina Proctor, where he describes some of his Merlin designs, if I recall.

But you probably know that already.

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?
Replies: 34
Views: 18127

Re: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?

I wouldn't buy an N12 after 1970, so there is no chance you'd get me buying a foiling dinghy. The moment builders started removing thwarts and other crew seating, that's my interest in the class gone. That is the trouble with the classes where a boat is being fine-tuned to win a particular race at a...
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Streaker mast and/or sail wanted.
Replies: 10
Views: 7795

Re: Streaker mast and/or sail wanted.

Would a N12 Crusader mast help?

In Swindon

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Yachting Monthly Junior?
Replies: 6
Views: 4593

Re: Yachting Monthly Junior?

Nothing changes at SCSC then, it was the club I was referring to......

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Yachting Monthly Junior?
Replies: 6
Views: 4593

Re: Yachting Monthly Junior?

Reminds me of a Heron, except for the low boom, and the fact that a Heron is 11' 3" if I recall. Cadet fleet was probably too well established for the boat to threaten...... As an ex 'Cadet parent' I used to take a lot of prospective crews and sail in a Heron within the Cadet fleet at my old club - ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Help and Information please
Replies: 8
Views: 6584

Re: Help and Information please

Google 'temporary garage'

They are much sturdier than gazebo's.

I would be tempted, if I had the space.

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 16064

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Just peeked under the cover. Looks like you got a good deal on that one. Well done.

I am not jealous at all
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 16064

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Let me know, I might let you rifle through my spares....