National 12 2066

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Nessa
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National 12 2066

Post by Nessa » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:37 pm

This afternoon I am going on a mission of mercy to collect a National 12 which has been donated to my sailing club, which, very ungratefully, they do not want. The boat is a Sparklet design built in 1962, called Sundowner, and according to its current owners in good condition with all its parts.

Does anyone have any knowledge or enthusiasm for such a boat? I am hoping to keep it at Hunts since we are hosting the National Rally this year, but if there are no takers I may offer it further afield in return for a donation to Sailability.

Hope to have pictures later today.
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Re: National 12 2066

Post by bornagainmothie » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:17 pm

There is some information on the N12 website about the Sparklet design:

http://www.national12.org/boats/index.p ... n=Sparklet

and a record of that particular one:

http://www.national12.org/boats/index.p ... ls&id=2066

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Re: National 12 2066

Post by cweed » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:50 pm

A cracking boat in its day...........

I hope someone will post a photo on the N12 dinghy database for that sail number!?

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Re: National 12 2066

Post by ian60 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:51 pm

Nice to see she is still around... she was once at Starcross YC in Devon, repaired (I think) by a chap called Jim Fricker, sold on to someone at Topsham SC, left lonely and waterfilled at Steph Rowsells little sailing school in Exmouth ( she of World championship Kitesurfing fame) and bought by me after I emptied the boat of water numerous times. I widened the side decks and made a few other changes - including the yellow paint! Sold on by me to a chap called Dave Parry in Taunton and then to whereabouts unknown, She was a delight to sail, very forgiving and very fast in the light stuff, winning me a number of races. If I didn't already have another 12 project ongoing I'd have her back - but that way lies divorce..............

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Re: National 12 2066

Post by Nessa » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:50 am

I love to find out this sort of thing. She does indeed have Starcross stickers on her, and is looking quite good for her age. My ladies group gave her a good clean out yesterday and many were quite taken. I will attempt to post some pictures. Hoping a certain person known in these parts reads the positive comments.
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