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by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: 'Want to do' events
Replies: 55
Views: 27836

Re: 'Want to do' events

I would like to add that a previous owner to me has pierced the side decks for rowlocks and added a pad for an outboard motor to my National 12, Sparkle. The shame of it........Although it might turn out to be useful, if this goes ahead. Better dig out some oars and rowlocks

Steve H
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14171

Re: Thingummyjig

Pat,

You took the words right out of my mouth.

You have got to look after your crews.

Cheers
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: 'Want to do' events
Replies: 55
Views: 27836

Re: 'Want to do' events

Can't think of anything better than camping/sailing round pool harbor in a Dinghy for a weekend in the summer. If you can get or even need permission to land in the quieter spots.

Cheers

Steve H
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Proctor C or similar
Replies: 5
Views: 4446

Re: Proctor C or similar

Sounds like you have a bit of sorting out to do before you really know what you are short of. not much by the sounds of things. G4 should not be regarded as being able to add anything to the structural integrity, alas. Expoxy or one of the other glues like balcotan, or whatever its called. Go to go ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: N2323
Replies: 4
Views: 4460

Re: N2323

I will be using G4 on my N12 Sparkle for its new deck in the next couple of weeks. I have already used it on a Merlin Rocket and my other N12 Spider. Very easy to use. Very quick to get a decent amount of coverage. I.e. you can get multiple coats on in a day - in fact you have to. A good hard finish...
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Proctor C or similar
Replies: 5
Views: 4446

Re: Proctor C or similar

I have a Lark mast fitted to N12 2383 Sparkle.

I do have a spare mast, but it is a old proctor gold anodized mast, with a set of diamonds. It would be more original, if that is what you want. It came off 2383.

What else do you need?

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Masthead sheave box wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 6137

Re: Masthead sheave box wanted

Micheal, Sorry to hear about the sheave breaking up. It would all have been imperial measurements so it might be best to quote the measurements as such, if looking for a period replacement. Or are you happy with something that just works? Can you just replace the sheave itself? http://www.proboat.co...
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523
Replies: 33
Views: 12558

Re: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523

That's the second time I have got his name wrong.......old age, that's what it is.
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523
Replies: 33
Views: 12558

Re: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523

Yes, that probably sounds like the one. I was talking to Paul(?) the tall N12/Phantom sailor and club 'dogs body' about a new mast and he suggested that I offered to strip it for the juniors. I have to follow it up as I do not know who wants what from it. We were wandering around on Saturday measuri...
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523
Replies: 33
Views: 12558

Re: Spider...removing the cobwebs! N12 2523

Other than the comments about the general layout of the internal structure of Spider on another thread and its lack of seating space up forward, I have the following updates. Try as I might, I cannot get used to the awful slot gasket. It is of a very stiff fiberglass material, which is an serious ef...
by Stephen Hawkins
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14171

Re: Thingummyjig

My Kathryn and your Kathryn have already sailed in the Firefly, last year, and my Kathryn was not greatly impressed with here 'accommodation'. I remember her commenting on not liking sitting backwards. Phil58490 comment on the little shelves for the jib fairlead is interesting. It looks like it also...
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14171

Re: Thingummyjig

Yes, I already have those up front, cover with pipe lagging for her boney bottom! But I have not yet convinced her to use them. What I might look into is to use them to mount the front of a side seat on. Although I think they are lower. and too far forward. I will have a closer look this weekend. Ho...
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14171

Re: Thingummyjig

Where is she supposed to sit? On the floor?

Just lost my crew.........
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14171

Re: Thingummyjig

That was the idea with me as well. Spider, the National 12 I recently acquired, is quite nice, but it has not got enough seating area up forward really, and I always seem to be almost trying to sit on my crew when trying to trim the boat - otherwise I get water in through the transom flaps. The thwa...
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14171

Thingummyjig

What's the thing called, often seen on more modern boats, a bar that goes on the top of the boom diagonal to the mast and does the job of a kicker/vang or whatever you want to call it? The do-hickey? The whatchummecallit?

Confused,

Of Swindon