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#1 ooby Feb 04, 2008 03:00 PM

Newport 12 Meter
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The N12M is such a great boat, it deserves its own thread.

#2 Capt.Crash Feb 04, 2008 03:06 PM

Can ya see the drool hitting my keyboard! Very nice! ;)

Capt. Crash

#3 Bikerider Feb 04, 2008 03:10 PM

Nice boat!! Where did you get it?

#4 ooby Feb 04, 2008 05:38 PM


John Hanna is the AMYA Class Secretary for the N12M, and also one who has done his level best to make the boat available through his "one stop shop." I purchased mine as a "semi-kit," from John, including Rod Carr sails. I'm happy to answer any questions about the boat/build.

As of this edit date, John Hanna no longer sells a kit, nor has his web-site. The molds have been turned over to the Class, with Don Dixon, of the Helmsmen MYC, Long Beach, CA., as Class Secretary.

#5 JCJ Feb 04, 2008 09:58 PM

awesome ooby, if you have more pics post them up please..

#6 ooby Feb 05, 2008 10:28 AM

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Here are some pics taken this am.

The winch is an Ozmun W-12 Sail Control Unit.

Ozmun Design R/c Model Yachts
3608 Fox Rd
Huron, OH 44839

Ph: 419-433-3025

They manufacture this winch in two levels of quality, i.e., standard, and also one with more durable bearings.

#7 ooby Feb 05, 2008 12:41 PM

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Here's a couple more pics as it sits alongside the EC12.

#8 ooby Aug 07, 2008 08:42 PM

Newport 12M in its element
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An absolutely glorious day to sail! My wife and I visited some friends, who live on a lake below the crest of a mountain...of course I had to bring a boat along. :D

The almost rarefied air, clean water glistening off the Interlux one-part polyurethane paint, 2 to 7 kts of breeze, too much!

#9 ooby Aug 07, 2008 08:50 PM

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The Newport never fails to bring folks out of their homes. Some come over and take their turn at the sticks. We were on the water for a full 3 hours, thoroughly enjoying every second.

#10 MILLERTIME Aug 07, 2008 10:52 PM

Nice lake and great pictures.
Looks good on the water.
Do you have a spare room?

#11 Ed Crowell Aug 08, 2008 12:51 PM

Great job on the N12M, and what a beautiful lake. I bet it is full of 10 lb trout. Can it get any better?


#12 ooby Aug 08, 2008 04:44 PM

Don and Ed, thank you. Ed, it couldn't get any better. The EC-12 usually answers the call, since it's easier to transport, while sailing the Newport just a couple of times a year. For those times, I'm reminded just how great a sailor it is, and resolve to get it back on the water, soon!

#13 Aerominded Nov 15, 2008 02:42 PM

Beautiful boat, ooby!

#14 ooby Nov 16, 2008 09:45 AM

Thank you, Aero. I'm glad you like it.

#15 doomracing Dec 12, 2008 10:38 AM

man what a beauty. i love big boats. partly due to my eye sight getting poorer. i have come to the final decision that getting old IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! i want to get my AC RTS for this coming season.

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